Wellesley gets licence to drill North Sea wildcat

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has issued a drilling permit to Wellesley Petroleum for a well in the North Sea off Norway. The well 36/1-4 S will be drilled from the Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig, the NPD said on … Read More

Equinor’s Johan Castberg oil project now two years behind schedule

In addition to previous delays due to weld quality, Equinor has experienced further delays and cost overruns on its Johan Castberg project. Premium content Checking for account. You need javascript to validate your login status. Premium Premium content Subscribe to … Read More

Poland’s PGNiG spins drill bit at Fat Canyon prospect

PGNiG Upstream Norway, a Norwegian subsidiary of Poland’s oil and gas company PGNiG, has started drilling an exploration well offshore Norway following a takeover of Ineos’ Norwegian assets. The 6306/3-1 S well is located in licences PL937/B in the Norwegian … Read More

North Sea Link trial operations set for Friday launch

The 720-kilometer North Sea Link between Norway and Great Britain is set to begin transmitting power on Friday, 1 October. The cable was completed in early June and on 18 June transmission between the two countries was tested for the … Read More

Aker BP files development plan with fast-track solution for North Sea field

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has submitted a plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Frosk field located in the North Sea to the country’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE), planning to fast-track the development to … Read More

Equinor spuds Egyptian Vulture exploration well

Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor has started drilling operations on the Egyptian Vulture exploration well located offshore Norway. The update was shared by Longboat Energy, an emerging full-cycle North Sea E&P company established by the former management team of … Read More

Aker BP secures drilling permit for North Sea well duo

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for two wells in the North Sea offshore Norway. Wells 7/11-14 S and A will be drilled from the Maersk Integrator jack-up drilling rig, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate … Read More

Aker BP hands out first major contracts for North Sea development

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has awarded FEED contracts worth nearly NOK 700 million ($81.3 million) to its alliance partners – Aker Solutions, Siemens Energy, and Subsea 7 – related to the field development of NOA Fulla in … Read More

Norway’s mature areas licencing round attracts bids from 31 oil & gas players

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has received applications from 31 companies in connection with the Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2021 licencing round. The deadline for applications was 8 September, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Wednesday. … Read More

Longboat sees start of drilling ops on its first-ever exploration well

Norwegian oil and gas company Vår Energi has started drilling the Rødhette exploration well off Norway, the first in a series of seven wells where Longboat Energy will participate as a non-operator. Longboat Energy, established by the former management team … Read More