Strike action has forced Equinor to shut down production at four of its fields on the Norwegian continental shelf.
Oil and gas giant, Statoil, today unveiled their remote-controlled oil rig with the opening of the Valemon control room in Bergen.
Norwegian operator Statoil said the Valemon well in the North Sea has now been drilled using the jack-up rig the West Elara.
The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has found a number of non-conformities on Statoil’s Valemon platform in the North Sea.
Norway’s petroleum and energy minister was expected to open the Valemon gas and condensate field in the North Sea. The expected recoverable reserves from the field are estimated at around 192million barrels of oil equivalent. Valemon is the first new Bergen-operated platform since Kvitebjorn was put on stream 10 years ago.