Swire Seabed Awarded Wintershall Framework Agreement
Swire Seabed announced it has secured a framework agreement with Wintershall Norge AS for the provision of marine subsea services (MSS) in the North Sea.The agreement will commence this year and has a duration of three years plus four yearly options, the subsea services firm said.The work scope includes the supply of vessel and services which encompasses survey…
Wintershall Norge Extends Contract with Energy Swan
Norwegian OSV operator Golden Energy Offshore Services (GEOS) has been awarded a contract extension by Wintershall Norge for 2005-built platform supply vessel Energy Swan.A press release from GEOS confirmed that a contract extension has been secured with Wintershall Norge AS.The contract is in direct continuation of the charter contract from 2013.
Skarfjell becomes tie-back to Gjøa
DEA and its partners in PL418 have selected a subsea tie-back to the Gjøa platform as the concept for development of the Skarfjell discovery in the Norwegian North Sea. This alternative is an enabler for developing the Gjøa platform as a stronger hub in the area and maximising recovery for Gjøa, Skarfjell and the area in general.
Statoil completes acquisition of Byrding interest
On 30 December 2016 Statoil and Wintershall Norge (“Wintershall”) completed their previously announced transaction, whereby Statoil has acquired Wintershall’s 25% interest in the Byrding project on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). As a result, Statoil’s operated interest in Byrding (PL090B) has increased from 45% to 70%.
Statoil Increases Share in Byrding Development
Statoil has agreed to acquire Wintershall Norge’s 25 percent interest in the Byrding project on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). On conclusion of this transaction Statoil will increase its interest from 45 percent to 70 percent. Byrding (PL090B) is an oil and gas discovery in the northern part of the North Sea and is operated by Statoil.
Wood Group Wins Wintershall Norge's New Framework Agreement
Wood Group has been awarded a new frame agreement by Wintershall Norge AS to tender for provision of modification and maintenance services to assets in the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The four year frame agreement, which has two three-year extension options and is effective immediately…
EnQuest Seeking to Sell Stakes in North Sea Oilfields
Oil producer EnQuest is seeking to sell stakes in several of its North Sea assets in an effort to boost cash flow in the face of a dim outlook for oil prices. Chief Executive Officer Amjad Bseisu told Reuters the Aberdeen, Scotland-based company has launched a process to farm out a stake of 20 to 30 percent in the 4…
Norway's Edvard Grieg Field Starts Production
BASF's oil and gas subsidiary Wintershall said on Monday it had started production at the Edvard Grieg field in the Norwegian North Sea, where it holds a 15 percent share. "While adding to our total production in Norway, we have helped, alongside the operator and our other partners, to bring an important regional project to production on time and to budget…
DNV GL Wins Frame Agreement with Wintershall Norge
DNV GL has been selected by Wintershall Norge AS to provide a frame agreement for global inspection services for its developments offshore Norway. The overall contract is expected to exceed $1.2 million. The term of the contract is five years, with an option for two, two-year extensions and…
Subsea 7 Bags Norwegian North Sea Contract
Subsea 7 S.A. announced it has been awarded a pipeline and construction contract worth approximately $300 million from Wintershall Norge AS for the Maria field development. The contract consists of engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of 95 kilometers of rigid flowlines…
Statoil Reports Another Gas Discovery
Operator Statoil has together with PL602 partners made a gas discovery in the Roald Rygg prospect in the Norwegian Sea. This is the second Statoil discovery in the Aasta Hansteen area in spring 2015. “Statoil has completed a targeted two-well exploration program around Aasta Hansteen which aimed…
Another Gas Find By Statoil in Aasta Hanstee
Operator Statoil has together with PL602 partners made a gas discovery in the Roald Rygg prospect in the Norwegian Sea. This is the second Statoil discovery in the Aasta Hansteen area in spring 2015. “Statoil has completed a targeted two-well exploration programme around Aasta Hansteen which…
BG Group Produces First Oil from Knarr Field
BG Group announced the Petrojarl Knarr floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel had started production from the Knarr oil field in the North Sea, offshore Norway. The FPSO has been leased from Teekay Corporation and is moored approximately 120 kilometers off the Norwegian coast.
Statoil's New gas Discovery at Aasta Hansteen
Operator Statoil has together with PL218 partners made a gas discovery in the Snefrid Nord prospect in the Norwegian Sea. The discovery is an important contribution to the Aasta Hansteen field development project and Polarled pipeline utilisation. “The Snefrid Nord discovery increases the resource…
Wintershall Takes Over Operatorship of Norwegian Subsea Oil and Gas Field
Wintershall has taken over the operatorship of the subsea oil and gas field Vega from Statoil, Wintershall announced today. Vega is the BASF subsidiary’s first operated subsea tie-in field in Norway. With this transfer, Germany-based Wintershall now operates two production fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, Brage and Vega.
DNV GL Wins Contract for Maria Development
DNV GL has been selected by Wintershall Norge AS as the sole supplier for the combined role of Independent Verification Body (IVB) and Third Party Design Verification scope for the subsea, umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) part of the Maria field development project. The contract is expected to run until the end of 2018…
Ineos to Add Talent to Support North Sea Expansion
North Sea oil and gas would supply INEOS plants in Europe; advertised positions include CEO, geologist, engineer. Swiss-based petrochemical and refining company Ineos is looking to expand into North Sea oil and gas production by hiring a number of senior and mid-level staff, its website showed on Monday.
MOL Wins UK North Sea Licenses
Hungarian oil and gas group MOL has won four drilling licences in the Central UK North Sea, the company said in a statement. "We are extremely pleased to have secured a number of highly prospective licences in the UK Continental Shelf as operator," MOL said. The company said that the licences had 'Drill or Drop' well obligations.
Oil and Gas Discovered in Four Wells
Spike Exploration has, over the last winter, participated in four exploration and appraisal wells, all of which have encountered oil and gas. The Pil discovery and surrounding prospects are the most promising, whilst the other discoveries and licenses have also added value to Spike’s portfolio.