Westwood Global Energy reports that there was one exploration well programme active as of May 27, plus one development programme with an exploration sidetrack planned. One exploration well programme was completed and one exploration well programme spudded in May.
Four exploration wells and one appraisal well were active in Norway at the end of September. Three wells were completed and one well spudded in September.
Westwood Global Energy reports that there were six active exploration wells and one active appraisal well at the end of July. Since the last report, five exploration wells have spudded and six E&A wells have completed on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Westwood Global Energy reports that there were five active exploration wells and two active appraisal wells as of June 25. Since the last report, six wells have spudded and four have completed.
German energy firm Wintershall has struck gas with its Balderbraa wildcat well in the Norwegian Sea.
Statoil has hit gas on the Mim prospect in the Norwegian Sea. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said today that wells had been drilled on the discovery, six kilometres east of the Alve field. Early estimates put the size of the discovery at between one and five billion standard cubic metres of recoverable gas.
Centrica has confirmed putting off the submission of a field development plan (FDP) for the Fogelberg discovery in the Norwegian Sea until mid-2019.
Norwegian energy firm Noreco said today that it is due a payment of $14million from the Dvalin project, previously named Zidane.
Statoil was today celebrating after its wildcat made an oil and gas discovery.
Wintershall has picked CHC to provide helicopter services in support of the drilling programme on the Maria Field in the Norwegian Sea.
Norway’s oil and gas safety body said today it had given Shell permission to expand its gas plant at Nyhamna.
Statoil is said to have invested NOK798million in a new mini development in the Norwegian North Sea.
Statoil has shut down the Volve field, according to reports.
Nearly 40 companies have applied for new production licences on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, indicating there is still considerable interest in the sector according to country's petroleum directorate.
Norway's 23rd licensing round has attracted 26 companies keen to explore in the Barents Sea.
Norwegian energy giant Statoil has announced the completion of its 482km Polarled pipeline, the deepest on the Norwegian continental shelf.
Aberdeen-based Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company, has spudded its latest exploration well on the Blink prospect.
Statoil and partners have put the first subsea gas compression facility in the world on line at Åsgard in the Norwegian Sea.
Faroe Petroleum has commenced drilling of an exploration well in the Norwegian Sea. The independent oil and gas explorer holds a 20% share in the Portrush well located in licence PL793. Faroe said the well, which is 10km from the Statoil-operated Njord field and 20km west of the Shell-operated Njord field, will target prospective resources along the Vingleia fault .
The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has called for a number of improvements to be made after a roustabout was injured on the Transocean Barents drilling unit. The incident, which happened in March this year, left the worker with injuries to his head, neck and back. He had been carrying out an inspection of the derrick when the accident happened.
Statoil has been given a deadline by the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) in Norway over a number of non-conformities and improvement points on the Heidmal gas processing platform in the North Sea. The list also includes the risk of ignition from the platform. The company has until August 24th to report on improvements it has made since the routine audit took place in June.
Energy firm Noreco said no hydrocarbons were encountered at the Haribo exploration well. The company said the well will now be plugged and abandoned.