Major Operators Submit Plans for Northern Lights JV
An investment decision this year would sanction Norway’s first CO2 storage project. Phase 1 is expected to be operational in 2024.
Offshore Enters Uncharted Waters
For the offshore sector, the collapse in oil demand and prices came just as the market was beginning to look up. Now many companies are focused on survival. This article discusses how various market segments, regions, and companies are faring in “the new reality.”
Production Lifting Costs Shrinking
The savings result in part from the depreciation of global currencies against the US dollar, as most operating expenses in oil and gas production are realized in local currencies. Brazil leads in savings.
Equinor Strikes Oil at New North Sea Discovery
Because the greenfield can use existing infrastructure, the Norwegian operator says it will count as a low-carbon development.
Oil and Gas Discoveries Reach Four-Year High in 2019: Rystad
A total of 12.2 billion BOE was discovered worldwide in 2019—the highest volume in 4 years, with offshore regions dominating the list of new deposits.
Equinor Plans to Eliminate Norwegian Carbon Emissions
Equinor has released its plan for eliminating carbon dioxide emissions in Norway by 2050, but it comes with some tall technical challenges.
Power-From-Shore Expanding to Support Norwegian Offshore Production
Offshore facilities are typically powered from onsite gas turbines but efforts to become “carbon efficient” are pushing oil and gas companies toward an onshore alternative.
Transocean Deploys Hybrid Floating Drilling Rig Off Norway
The hybrid power technology cuts fuel consumption and boosts the dynamically positioned rig’s station-keeping reliability, the drilling contractor says.
Norway Awards Most Licenses Ever in New Round
In need of an exploration boost, Norway doled out a record 83 production licenses in mature areas of the Norwegian Continental Shelf to 33 firms.
Norwegian Exploration and Development Pick Up, but More Is Needed
Norway hopes for a continued rise in offshore exploration and development activity to ensure steady oil and gas production through the next decade.
Equinor’s Offshore Bonanza Continues
Equinor has grabbed seven new licenses in the Barents and Norwegian Seas, the latest in a flurry of offshore activity in which the firm has added acreage off the UK and Brazil, gained approval for a big Arctic project, and awarded billions of dollars in service contracts.
Drilling-Fluid Behavior During Reservoir-Formation Drilling and Completion
A reservoir-conditions coreflood study was undertaken to assist with design of drilling and completion fluids for a Norwegian field. Multiple fluids were tested, and the lowest permeability alterations did not correlate with the lowest drilling-fluid-filtrate-loss volumes.
Norway Confronts Leading-Edge E&P Issues
Optimism is slowly returning to the Norwegian E&P sector and an upcoming seminar will address the most vital issues facing the industry.
Oil and Gas Seismic Work Leads to Data-Sharing Deal in Norway
"Today we know more about the surface of the Moon than our own seabed."—Sturla Henriksen, CEO of Norwegian Shipowners' Association
Norway Faces Up to Harsh Conditions
The need to economically invest in offshore exploration and production has inspired a wide range of innovations in Norway to drastically reduce costs, which can lead to changes in offshore operations around the world.
Subsea Price War Demands Cost-Saving Innovations
Anyone selling something new for offshore exploration and production has to be able to answer a simple question from customers, “How can we save some money?” For Norwegian oil companies, change is coming in many forms: steel, sensors, software, and standards.
Really Remotely Controlled Underwater Vehicles
Operators for remotely operated vehicles will be getting more remote in the future as land-based control begins to become a reality.
Statoil Gets a Jump on Offshore Costs
One of the latest offshore innovations from Statoil is nothing flashy, which is the point. A drawing shows a plain, steel jacket, standing in water 110 m deep, topped with a flat metal deck.
Olga: A Subsea Evolution
Created by the Institute for Energy Technology in Norway in 1979, Olga was the oil and gas industry’s first transient multiphase flow model. A source of national pride, the program has been declared one of the country’s most important innovations in recent decades.
Causal Factors and Improvement Measures Related to Well Control
From 2009 to 2010, there was an increase in the number of well-control incidents on the Norwegian continental shelf reported to the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA).
Fluid Profiling for Reservoir Evaluation: Norwegian Case Studies
This paper presents two real-field case studies from the Norwegian continental shelf that use available DFA data to support the assumptions made from other data on reservoir architecture between wells.
A Fully Completed Solution With Zonal Isolation in Norway
This paper describes the design, testing, installation, and performance of the first fully completed well using an intelligent inner completion inside an uncemented liner with openhole packers for zonal isolation.
History Matching the Norne Full-Field Model Using an Iterative Ensemble Smoother
This paper describes the application of the iterative ensemble smoother to the history matching of the Norne field in the North Sea.
Developing Long-Distance Power-Distribution Systems
Over the next decade, the number of electrically powered subsea systems in operation around the world will increase as companies adopt new technologies to produce oil and gas offshore more efficiently.
Pioneering Subsea Gas Compression Offshore Norway
The world's first full-scale subsea gas compression system is the final stages of construction and is on schedule to be installed in the Åsgard gas field offshore Norway by year's end.
Deepwater Floating Production Systems in Harsh Environments Offshore Norway
Deepwater field developments are regarded as standard technology in several areas of the world, but in harsher environments, extreme design loads and increased fatigue loading become more challenging.
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12 May 2020