Oil giant ConocoPhillips and its partners are understood to be bringing the Tor filed, located in the Norwegian side off the North Sea, back to life.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NDA) has granted Equinor a drilling permit for a section of the North Sea.
Norwegian energy giant has submitted a new plan to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to improve recovery of 17 million barrels from the Gullfaks field.
Equinor and partners have detected 12-25 million recoverable barrels of oil at the Skruis exploration well in the Johan Castberg licence.
Norway's energy ministry has approved Chrysaor's acquisition of 15% of a licence from Okea.
A plan for developing Norway's Zidane natural gas field could be presented in the second or third quarter of 2016, with the early parts of summer being the most likely time frame, Austria's OMV has indicated.
Wintershall and its partners Petoro and Centrica have been given approval by the Norwegian government for the development and operation (PDO) of the Maria field.