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  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    MultiClient Geophysical (MCG) has extended its multi-client 2D (MC2D) Barents Super Tie towards the east into the newly opened Barents South East (former Disputes Zone between Norway and Russia). The new lines will tie the existing Barents Super Tie in the west to the areas to be covered by the Group 3D Surveys in the Barents […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    MultiClient Geophysical (MCG) announced an extension of the multi-client 2D (MC2D) Barents Super Tie towards the east into the newly opened Barents South East (former Disputes Zone between Norway and Russia).   The new lines will tie the existing Barents Super Tie in the west to the areas to be covered by the Group 3D […]

  • 24 March 2014

    OMV Norge has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 7324/7-2 in production licence 537 in the Barents Sea using the Transocean Barents semi-submersible drilling rig.   Water depth at the site, offshore Norway, is 418 metres. Drilling is planned to begin in March 2014, with a duration of around 52 days, depending on […]

  • 26 April 2017

    The undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Barents Sea are twice as large as previously assumed, according to new calculations by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), Norway’s petroleum resources regulator.  The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has recently mapped the eastern part of the northern Barents Sea – an area of about 170,000 square kilometers, 10,000 square […]

  • 17 November 2011
    Business & Finance

      14 years after the disaster with the Kursk submarine in the Barents Sea, the Russian navy will finally get a modern rescue ship… (BarentsObserver) [mappress] Source: BarentsObserver, November 17, 2011  

  • 3 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Det norske oljeselskap ASA (Det norske) has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 7222/11-2 in production licence 659 in the Barents Sea using the Transocean Barents mobile drilling rig.   Drilling is planned to begin in December 2013, with a duration of 50 days, depending on whether a discovery is made. Transocean Barents (formerly Aker Barents) […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    MultiClient Geophysical has announced an extension of the multi-client 2D Barents Super Tie towards the east into the newly opened Barents South East (former Dispute Zone between Norway and Russia). The new lines will tie the existing Barents Super Tie in the west to the areas to be covered by the Group 3D Surveys in […]

  • 21 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    In the course of July-August 2012, PetroMarker performed a number of EM surveys in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea. More and more oil companies see the advantage of PetroMarker’s unique EM technology to evaluate prospective acreage, particularly in the Barents Sea. PetroMarker made a presentation at the EAGE conference in Vienna about the […]

  • 16 February 2011

    French petroleum major Total is in talks with Russia’s oil major Rosneft on joint projects in the Barents Sea, General Director of Total … By Thomas Nilsen (The Barents Observer) [mappress] Source:Barents Observer, February  16, 2011;

  • 21 September 2010
    Business & Finance

    Det norske oljeselskap ASA has signed a contract with Aker Drilling for the charter of the rig Aker Barents for the period from July 2012 to July 2014. Det norske’s current rig contracts expire in 2012. The charter for Aker Barents ensures that Det norske will have rig capacity for operations in deep water and […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders

    Kvaerner has reported that the H-6e drilling rig Transocean Barents will arrive at Kvaerner’s facilities at Stord this week for a two month yard stay. The main purpose of the stay is the five year classification of the rig, as well as upgrade and modification work. When the rig arrives, it will first spend a […]

  • 25 April 2017

    The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), a government agency responsible for regulation of petroleum resources, is expecting a new record in the number of exploration wells in the Barents Sea this year. According to the agency, fifteen wells are slated for drilling, which is two more than in the record year 2014. “This is a significant […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Operations & Maintenance

    MCG made available multi-client 2D (MC2D) data for the Norwegian 23rd Concession Round announced January 20, 2015. The Barents Well Tie MC2D was extended eastward in 2014 into the newly opened Barents Sea South East area, giving excellent seismic ties from exploration wells drilled in the western part of the Barents Sea and into the announced […]

  • 22 February 2012

    The Norwegian Government has decided that the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate will map the geology in the northeastern part of Norway’s new sea area in the Barents Sea. According to the plan, the seismic surveys will start this summer and continue into 2013. This will provide important knowledge regarding possible oil and gas resources in this […]

  • 21 April 2015

    Statoil, Eni Norge, Lundin Norway, OMV and GDF SUEZ will collaborate on solving operational tasks tied to exploration in the Barents Sea. The project, called BaSEC, Barents Sea Exploration Collaboration, will initially last for three years. The project will cover the Barents Sea, but with a special focus on the areas included in the 23rd […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    In the 22nd licensing round on the Norwegian shelf, Det norske has been awarded four new licences in the Barents Sea, whereof two as operator. Det norske is very pleased with the award. SVP Exploration Bjørn Martinsen says that the ministry places great trust in Det norske by awarding the company two operatorships and four […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    On 21 January the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy received block nominations for 160 blocks in the Norwegian Continental Shelf, whereof 140 blocks are in the Barents Sea. “Of the 25 blocks nominated by two or more companies in the vicinity of the Fingerdjupet subbasin and Hoop Fault Complex, EMGS already has 3D EM data […]

  • 3 February 2014

    “Of the 25 blocks nominated by two or more companies in the vicinity of the Fingerdjupet subbasin and Hoop Fault Complex, EMGS already has 3D EM data for 18 of them,” said EMGS’s VP Sales Europe & Russia, Bjørn Petter Lindhom 21 January the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy received block nominations for 160 […]

  • 22 November 2012

    The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has granted an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for the Transocean Barents semi-submersible drilling rig.

  • 7 November 2014

    Statoil has completed its 2013-2014 exploration program in the Barents Sea. According to the Norwegian oil giant, this represents an all-time high exploration activity and 10% of all exploration wells drilled in the Barents Sea since its opening in 1980.   “This is a unique exploration program. A commitment of this size and complexity requires geological, […]

  • 12 June 2013

    In the 22nd licensing round on the Norwegian shelf, Det norske has been awarded four new licences in the Barents Sea, whereof two as operator. Det norske said it was very pleased with the award. SVP Exploration Bjørn Martinsen says that the ministry places great trust in Det norske by awarding the company two operatorships and […]

  • 22 February 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Government has decided that the NPD will map the geology in the northeastern part of Norway’s new sea area in the Barents Sea. According to the plan, the seismic surveys will start this summer and continue into 2013. This will provide important knowledge regarding possible oil and gas resources in this area. “We have […]