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Equinor strikes oil at Sputnik wildcat

West Hercules; Source: Lundin

Equinor has made an oil discovery at the Sputnik prospect in the Barents Sea offshore Norway. 

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Equinor cleared to use 'West Hercules' on Lanterna well

Norwegian oil major Equinor has received consent from the PSA for exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea using ...

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Wintershall Dea cleared to use 'West Hercules'

Wintershall Dea has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority for exploration drilling in block 66/11 in ...

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Equinor gains consent to use 'West Hercules' on Gladsheim

Equinor has received consent for exploration drilling in block 32/4 in the North Sea offshore Norway, using the ...

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Equinor drills dry well at Korpfjell Deep in Barents Sea

The well, designated 7335/3-1 and named Korpfjell Deep, is located in production license 859 in the Barents Sea ...

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Breaches of regulations found after 'West Hercules' incident

Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has completed its investigation of the incident on West Hercules rig on ...

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Equinor cleared to use West Hercules rig on Sputnik

Equinor has received consent from the PSA for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea using the West Hercules rig.

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Greenpeace activists end West Hercules rig protest

Greenpeace activists have ended their protest on the Barents Sea-bound West Hercules offshore drilling rig, ...

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GALLERY: Greenpeace activists climb West Hercules rig

Four Greenpeace activists have climbed the West Hercules drilling rig, located near Rypefjord village in the north ...

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Seadrill given notice of order after 'West Hercules' audit

The PSA has given a notice of order to Seadrill regarding its management of emergency preparedness, logistics, ...

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Another Barents Sea duster for Equinor

Equinor has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7132/2-2, targeting the Gjøkåsen Deep prospect, located in the ...

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Equinor to use 'West Hercules' for Korpfjell Deep well

Equinor has received consent from the PSA for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea using the West Hercules ...

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Equinor drills duster in Barents Sea

West Hercules drilling rig

Equinor has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7132/2-1 in the Barents Sea offshore Norway. The well was dry. 

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Equinor in Barents Sea well incident

Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor last week reportedly suffered a well incident during exploration drilling in ...

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Equinor set to drill Barents Sea well

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor a drilling permit for well 7132/2-2 located in the Barents ...

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Equinor to drill Barents Sea well using 'West Hercules'

Equinor has received consent from the PSA for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea using the West Hercules ...

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Equinor picks up drilling permit for Barents Sea wildcat

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor a drilling permit for a wildcat well in the Barents Sea.

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Seadrill sees rig dayrates improving in 2019-20

After a couple of years of negative sentiment in the offshore drilling industry caused by the low oil prices and ...

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Eni gets drilling permit for appraisal well in Barents Sea

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Eni Norge a drilling permit for an appraisal well in the ...

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Equinor hits gas in Barents Sea

Equinor has made a gas discovery northwest of Atlantis gas discovery located in the Barents Sea offshore Norway.

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Eni gains safety consent for Goliat West well

Eni Norge has received consent from the PSA for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea using the West Hercules rig.

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