Popular news, March 11 – 17, 2019

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Green light for Equinor to use Trestakk facilities

Åsgard A

Equinor has been given consent for the use of the pipeline and subsea production facilities at Trestakk field, ...

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Norway’s February oil output drops below expectations

Norwegian oil production during February 2019 was below expected figures due to technical problems on some fields, ...

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Johan Sverdrup's last platform all set for sailaway

The fourth and last platform for the first phase of the giant Johan Sverdrup project is now ready for sail-away ...

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Jumbo picks up North Sea decommissioning job

Jumbo has been awarded an offshore decommissioning project in the North Sea by Abu Dhabi's national energy company TAQA.

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Equinor fails to correct Martin Linge irregularities

The PSA has spotted previously noted irregularities during an audit of Equinor's Martin Linge A platform.

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Aker Solutions becomes shareholder in Airborne Oil & Gas

Norwegian oil services company Aker Solutions has become a shareholder in thermoplastic composite pipe manufacturer ...

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Odfjell rig to swing by Norwegian yard for small upgrade

Odfjell Drilling-owned semi-submersible drilling rig Deepsea Bergen will stop by for a short stay at Norway’s ...

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Norway plans to add 90 new blocks for offshore exploration

Var Energi's Goliat FPSO / Image source: Var Energi

Norway has proposed to add 90 new blocks across the Norwegian Continental Shelf in mature areas, 48 of these being ...

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Equinor prolonging life of 20 offshore platforms in Norway

Norwegian oil giant Equinor is planning to extend the life of more than 20 offshore platforms in Norway overall.

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Apache hands in its plan for Nevis decom

Oil company Apache Corporation has handed in its draft decommissioning program for the Nevis South field to the UK ...

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CPC pipeline accepts 10-millionth tonne of V. Filanovsky oil

Lukoil has supplied 10 million tonnes of oil from its Vladimir Filanovsky field to the Caspian Pipeline Consortium ...

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Rem Offshore secures contracts for five vessels

Rem Offshore has been awarded five contracts for its vessels with a total contract value of about NOK 200 million ...

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Safety breaches found after Maersk rig incident

The Petroleum Safety Authority has completed an investigation into an incident involving dropped objects on the ...

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NHV Group picks new chief executive officer

The NHV Group, a helicopter services provider, has named a new chief executive officer of the company.

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Cairn Energy to drill Chimera well using Stena Don rig

Cairn Energy has said it has hired the Stena Don semi-submersible drilling rig for the Chimera exploration well ...

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Further development of Port of Nigg facilities in the works

Global Energy Group has revealed its plans for further development of its Nigg facilities in Scotland.

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Wellesley bites dust at another North Sea well

Oil and gas company Wellesley Petroleum has drilled another dry well in the Norwegian section of the North Sea, 220 ...

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i3 Energy raising cash for North Sea drilling

i3 Energy, a company owning the undeveloped Liberator oil field and Serenity prospects in the North Sea, is raising ...

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Bassoe: Awilco orders second harsh environment semisub

A little over a year ago, Awilco Drilling was just a company with two old North Sea semisubs. Now they’re on the ...

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KCA Deutag unit picks up offshore platform design deal

RDS, KCA Deutag’s global provider of engineering and design solutions, has won a new contract for the detailed ...

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EnQuest says Kraken reserves unchanged after Cairn downgrade

Illustration: Armada Kraken FPSO being towed by ALP tugs / Image source: ALP Maritime

There's no change in Kraken field's 2P reserves, EnQuest, the operator of the North Sea oil field said following a ...

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Safety body spots irregularities on Njord A platform

Norwegian offshore safety watchdog, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), has found irregularities during an audit ...

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CGG extends contract for SeaBird source vessel

SeaBird Exploration has been awarded a contract extension for the Eagle Explorer vessel from the French geophysical ...

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TechnipFMC adds dive support vessel to its fleet

TechnipFMC has added to its international fleet of subsea pipelay, diving and construction ships after purchasing a ...

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ASCO nets Aker BP extension in Norway

UK oilfield services provider ASCO has secured a contract extension with oil exploration and development company ...

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Shell gets green light for Curlew decom plan

Shell has received an approval from the UK authorities for its decommissioning plan of the Curlew field facilities ...

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