Resen Waves strengthens patent portfolio

Danish wave energy developer Resen Waves has secured patent protection in the European Union and Norway for various parts of its wave energy technology. Resen Waves’ Smart Power Buoy (Courtesy of Resen Waves) The comprehensive patent no. 3513058 comprises 44 … Read More

Equinor’s Troll West electrification to cut CO2 emissions by almost half a million tonnes per year

Norway’s Equinor and its partners have decided in favour of Troll West electrification and on Friday are submitting the plan for development and operation to the country’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Source: Equinor The Troll field lies in the … Read More

NordLink ‘green cable’ becomes fully operational

TenneT and partners Statnett and KfW have taken over the NordLink high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system between Norway and Germany, marking the end of the interconnector’s trial operation. Nordlink cable installation (Courtesy of TenneT) The takeover from converter manufacturer … Read More

Equinor gets life extension for North Sea gas hub

Norway’s safety regulator, the Petroleum Safety Authority, has given Equinor consent for life extensions for the Heimdal platform with associated pipelines and wells while the field partners are working to decide on the timing of the field shutdown ahead of … Read More

Equinor to use Transocean rig for Oseberg well ops

Norwegian oil major Equinor has received consent from the offshore safety body, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), for drilling and well operations on the Oseberg field using the Transocean Norge drilling rig. PSA said on Friday that the Transocean Norge … Read More

World’s 1st ship tunnel gets green light for construction start

Illustration: Norwegian Coastal Administration / Snøhetta Norway’s Stad Ship Tunnel project, also known as the world’s first full-scale ship tunnel, has received a green light to kick off the preparations for the construction. Namely, the approval came in the allocation letter from the … Read More

Neptune kicks off appraisal drilling at Dugong discovery

Neptune Energy and its partners in the Dugong licence have started drilling on the Dugong appraisal well, located in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The well is being drilled by the Deepsea Yantai, a new semi-submersible rig owned … Read More

Regulator issues order following audit of Equinor’s Norne FPSO

Norway’s offshore safety watchdog, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), has issued an order to Equinor following an audit of the company’s integrated risk and barrier management on the Norne FPSO. The PSA audit was conducted from 8-18 September 2020 while … Read More

Seven oil players apply for production licences off Norway

Seven oil and gas companies have applied for production licences in the 25th licensing round on the Norwegian shelf, Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has informed. Source: Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy The ministry launched the 25th licensing … Read More

Chrysaor spuds North Sea well with COSL rig

Drilling operations on the Chrysaor-operated Jerv exploration well, which is located offshore Norway, started on 18 February 2021, using the COSLInnovator rig. The well, located in production licence PL973, targets a prospect close to the UK border in the southern … Read More