MAERSK Drilling has secured at least four years of work from Total for one of the two ultra-harsh environment "XL Enhanced" class jack-up drilling rigs currently being built in Singapore.
AKER Solutions has won the basic development engineering for Total's Hild oil and gas project in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The contract is worth some $37million.
WITH one exploration well about to start, another in progress and an extensive seismic survey about to kick off, activity in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea is hotting up.
STATOIL was forced to shut down operations aboard the Deepsea Atlantic semi-submersible drilling rig on February 10, owing to a gas-related incident which forced the crew to muster.
LUNDIN Petroleum has started its Tellus exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, on block 16/1.
STATOIL says it is ready for the next phase of exploration in the Barents Sea. The Norwegian group claims that its oil spill response capability is up to scratch and performs "as planned".
THE Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has approved Eni's planned wildcat exploration well on block 7120/12 in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea.
FMC Technologies has signed an agreement with Statoil for the manufacture and supply of subsea production equipment to support the Katla field development in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
These are Norway's latest successes in what is becoming an excellent year for offshore NW Europe.
NORWAY'S Statoil has awarded Aibel a £250million (2.7billion NOK) contract to build the topsides for the Gudrun platform in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
BG'S Mandarin wildcat well in the southern part of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea has failed, the bit encountering water in the target formation.
AKER Solutions has been hired by BP to provide subsurface consultancy services on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Under the three-year agreement, Aker Solutions' geo-business will deliver operational geology services from BP's onshore facility in Stavanger and wellsite geology services from BP's assets offshore Norway.
A SMALL Aberdeen-based oil tool specialist has won a £3.7million contract, its biggest to date.
AT LAST, Total has started appraisal drilling of its Norwegian sector Hild asset, which is located close to the UK-Norway median line and the French group's Alwyn fields complex.
STATOILHYDRO has made a fresh discovery with an exploration well drilled about 35km east of the Gudrun field and some 30km south of the Grane field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
SEVAN Marine of Norway has signed a technology licence agreement with Eni Norge for the Sevan 1000 floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) which will be used for exploitation of the Goliat field in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea. It will be renamed Sevan Goliat.
ENI Norge has submitted the plan for the development and operation of the Goliat field in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea to Norway's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for its approval.
Eni is to delay first oil from its Goliat project in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea by a year, to 2013, because the company can't begin necessary purchases in time for the planned start-up.
International environmental service specialist TWMA yesterday announced the opening of a new office to service increasing business from the Norwegian market.
ROCKSOURCE is to carry out a controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM) survey over the Cyclops prospect straddling blocks 17/6 and 17/9 in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.Cyclops is located just north of the Bream and Brisling oil discoveries and is part of the same Middle Jurassic play. The prospect is estimated to contain 100million barrels of recoverable oil.
THE Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has reported that the exploration well drilled by ConocoPhillips Skandinavia on block 2/4 of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea failed to encounter hydrocarbons.
STATOILHYDRO has struck oil and gas with the first well drilled on the Obesum prospect in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea.