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  • 21 December 2016

    The Norwegian government has appointed Terje Søviknes, a member of the Progress Party, as the new Minister of Petroleum and Energy in Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s cabinet. The government said on Tuesday that Søviknes would replace Tord Lien, who has been the country’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy from October 16, 2013. The newly appointed Minister […]

  • 31 March 2016

    Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, has cut the first steel plate for the Johan Sverdrup utility and living quarters (ULQ) topside.  The Johan Sverdrup platform will be located on the Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup field, offshore Norway. Lien cut the first steel plate together with Kvaerner apprentice Jens Erik Eriksen on Thursday, March 31, at Kvaerner […]

  • 21 September 2016

    Thirty-three oil companies have applied for exploration acreage offshore Norway as part of this year’s licensing round, the APA 2016, comprising the predefined areas with blocks in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea, and the Barents Sea.  This year’s oil and gas exploration licensing round, expanded by 24 blocks in the Norwegian Sea and 32 blocks […]

  • 13 December 2016

    Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy on Tuesday launched its annual licensing round for pre-defined areas (APA 2017), offering access to up to 87 new areas to oil and gas companies.  The country’s annual licensing round is focusing on the mature areas of the Norwegian continental shelf that are close to existing as well as planned infrastructure. […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Tord Lien sent clear signals to the industry that the Government will have high ambitions for Norwegian oil and gas during his speech at RWE Dea Norge’s annual event in Oslo last night. During the event to honor the RWE Dea scholarship recipients the Minister spoke about the future of Norwegian oil and gas. “Success […]

  • 22 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Government has decided to offer ownership interests to 48 companies in 65 new production licences in connection with the 2013 Awards in Predefined Areas (APA 2013). “I am very pleased to send out offers today to 48 companies for participation in a total of 65 new production licences on the Norwegian shelf. This is […]

  • 5 May 2015

    German oil company Wintershall has today submitted a plan for development and operation of the Maria field in the Norwegian Sea. According to the plan, the field will be developed using two subsea installations tied back to the existing infrastructure nearby. According to information on the Norwegian energy ministry’s website, this is the first time […]

  • 30 April 2014

    Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Tuesday that the country has asked Norway to provide up to 6 billion cubic metres of liquefied natural gas per annum under a long-term contract. He said during a visit to Oslo that the request for LNG was made to Norway’s Oil Minister Tord Lien and is part […]

  • 18 April 2016

    Eni’s Goliat field, located in the Barents Sea offshore Norway, was officially inaugurated by Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, on Monday, April 18, 2016. Although first oil was initially planned for 2013, the Italian oil company, Eni, started production from the Goliat field in March 2016, making it the first oil field […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has signed an agreement with Statoil on a feasibility study regarding CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). Reportedly, the study will include various development concepts for storing CO2 at three different locations on the NCS. The study is to be completed by June 1, 2016 and is […]

  • 31 August 2018

    Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Søviknes, has been removed from his role and replaced by a member of the Norwegian Parliament. 

  • 5 April 2016

    Oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell has reportedly decided to withdraw from Norway’s Arctic-focused licensing round.  When it comes to reasons behind this decision, Reuters quoted the company’s statement as saying, “The decision is part of an optimization of Shell’s global portfolio following the acquisition of BG and a persistently low oil price. Norway remains one […]

  • 7 October 2015
    Equipment

    The Norwegian government has today presented its national budget for 2016. In it, among other things, the Government proposes to allocate NOK 173 million ($21.03M) for offshore seismic surveys. A major part of the sum would be used to map the Barents Sea and obtain information about the geology of the area. “It is believed […]

  • 5 January 2016

    Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy on Monday signed an agreement with Statoil on a feasibility study regarding CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The study will include various development concepts for storing CO2 at three different locations on the NCS. The study is to be completed by June 1, 2016 and is budgeted […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Equipment

    Finland’s marine equipment specialist Wärtsilä inaugurated its new electrical & automation test centre in Stord, Norway on 9 April. The new facility is one of the largest test centres in Europe dedicated specifically to electrical and automation systems for marine and offshore applications.   The facilities were inaugurated by Wärtsilä’s President & CEO Björn Rosengren […]

  • 10 April 2014

    Wärtsilä inaugurated its new electrical & automation test centre in Stord, Norway on 9 April. The new facility is one of the largest test centres in Europe dedicated specifically to electrical and automation systems for marine and offshore applications. The facilities were inaugurated by Wärtsilä’s President & CEO Björn Rosengren together with Liv Kari Eskeland, […]

  • 17 March 2016

    Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy on Thursday, March 17, 2016, announced this year’s licensing round, the APA 2016, comprising the predefined areas with blocks in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. According to the ministry, in the APA 2016 round, the predefined area has been expanded by 24 blocks in the […]

  • 19 June 2015

    The Norwegian parliament has approved the plan for development of one of Norway’s largest oil discoveries in decades – the Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea. “Johan Sverdrup is the start of a new chapter in Norwegian oil history,” said the country’s energy minister Tord Lien. He said the development would provide jobs and […]

  • 21 April 2015

    Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has today announced the awards in pre-defined areas (APA) 2015 licencing round, comprising the predefined areas with blocks in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. The objective is to award new production licences in these areas at the beginning of 2016. The application deadline is September 2, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Norwegian Parliament has approved the plan for development and operation of the first stage of the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea. The development will involve investment of nearly 120 billion in the first stage. Several major contracts related to the development of the Johan Sverdrup is already allocated Norwegian companies. “Sverdrup is the […]