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Statfjord A Platform Shut Due to Power Outage

Oct 11, 2018

A power outage has shut down production at Equinor's Stafjord A platform in the North Sea and a restart time was as yet unclear, a company spokesman said on Thursday.'We are still investigating the reasons of the power outage, which happened before midnight…

Chevron becomes first oil major to exit Norway

Oct 10, 2018

U.S. oil firm Chevron will become the first oil major to formally exit the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) as it transfers its last stake in an exploration license, according to a government letter.Oil majors, including Exxon Mobil, BP and Shell…

British North Sea Oil Costs, Spending on the Rise

Oct 09, 2018

The costs and operating expenditure needed to produce oil and gas in the British North Sea are set to rise both in overall and in per-barrel terms this year compared with 2017, the country's regulator for the sector said on Tuesday.Overall operating…

US Grants BP, Serica Licence to Run Iran-owned North Sea Field

Oct 09, 2018

BP and Serica Energy received a conditional licence from U.S. authorities to continue operating a North Sea gas field partly owned by Iran's national oil company, Serica said in a statement.The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control extended a licence for U…

Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline is 70% Financed so Far

Oct 08, 2018

Seventy percent of funds needed to finance the Nord Stream 2 underwater gas pipeline from Russia to Germany have been raised, TASS news agency quoted the head of Russian gas giant Gazprom, Alexei Miller, as saying on Sunday.Nord Stream 2, which…

Equinor's Martin Linge Field Costs Rise Again, Start-up Delayed

Oct 08, 2018

Norway has again revised up the estimated cost of developing the Martin Linge oil and gas field, which state-controlled Equinor bought from France's Total last year, with the start-up delayed until 2020, according to the fiscal budget.The North…

Neptune Energy Names Estensen Managing Director for Norway

Oct 05, 2018

Neptune Energy has appointed Odin Estensen as Managing Director of its Norwegian business, based in Stavanger.Estensen joins Neptune Energy from A/S Norske Shell, where he is currently the Norway Operated Asset Manager.With more than 28 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector…

Boskalis Wins Subsea Contract at Tyra Gas Field

Oct 04, 2018

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded the Tyra Redevelopment Subsea Installation Phase II contract by Total E&P Denmark.The sizable contract includes subsea engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation for the Tyra Redevelopment…

Norway's Goliat Oilfield to Restart by Friday

Oct 04, 2018

Oil production at Eni's Arctic Goliat field off the coast of Norway will restart by Friday following maintenance, the company told Reuters on Thursday.The restart had originally been planned for Oct. 1, but Eni extended the outage to carry out…

Chevron Extends North Sea Contract with Petrofac

Oct 03, 2018

Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services (EPS) division has secured a 12-month engineering services contract extension from Chevron North Sea Limited. The agreement, which has been held by Petrofac since 2014, commenced on September 30…

Equinor Acquires 40% Stake in Rosebank Project

Oct 01, 2018

Equinor has signed an agreement to acquire Chevron’s 40 percent operated interest in the Rosebank project, one of the largest undeveloped fields on the U.K. Continental Shelf (UKCS). The parties did not disclose the commercial terms of the agreement…

No-deal Brexit Will Not Interrupt Norwegian Energy Flows to Britain

Sep 28, 2018

Energy exports from Norway to Britain will not be affected even if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, Norway's energy ministry said on Friday.'Energy trade is governed by bilateral commercial agreements. We hence expect that energy exports from Norway to Britain will not be affected…

Hibiscus Petroleum to Double Production

Sep 27, 2018

Malaysian oil and gas exploration and production company Hibiscus Petroleum is aiming to double its oil output in the United Kingdom and Malaysia to 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) by 2021, a senior company executive said on Thursday.It needs an…

Chevron Receives Interest in Major North Sea Field Stake

Sep 26, 2018

U.S. oil group Chevron has a potential buyer for its stake in one of the UK North Sea's biggest oil and gas developments, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday.The sale of its 40 percent stake in the Rosebank project would mark Chevron's complete…

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