ConocoPhillips’ Eldfisk field achieves first oil production

The licensees of the Eldfisk Field, operated by ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS, announce successful first oil production on the Eldfisk North Project, located in the Greater Ekofisk Area in the…Continue readingConocoPhillips’ Eldfisk field achieves first oil production

Aker BP begins production from Hanz oil and gas field in North Sea

Aker BP has started production from the Hanz oil and gas field located in licence 028 B in the Norwegian North Sea. Hanz, which has total reserves of around…Continue readingAker BP begins production from Hanz oil and gas field in North Sea

Climate activists across Europe block access to North Sea oil infrastructure

Climate activists in four countries are blocking access to North Sea oil infrastructure as part of a coordinated pan-European civil disobedience protest. Blockades have been taking place at oil…Continue readingClimate activists across Europe block access to North Sea oil infrastructure

Moving away from fossil fuels is easier said than done

The Norwegian energy firm Equinor might be better known for its oil and gas holdings but, as of August, it now operates the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm,…Continue readingMoving away from fossil fuels is easier said than done

24 licences offered in second tranche of 33rd oil and gas licensing round

Shell, Equinor, bp, Total and NEO are among the 17 separate companies which have been offered a total of 24 licences in the second tranche of the 33rd oil…Continue reading24 licences offered in second tranche of 33rd oil and gas licensing round

Norway awards 62 production licenses in APA 2023 licensing round

Norway’s annual exploration round, which is known as APA, focuses on the most mature regions of the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The Norwegian Ministry of Energy has awarded ownership…Continue readingNorway awards 62 production licenses in APA 2023 licensing round

Norway’s parliament backs deep-sea mining plans

Norway has secured a parliamentary majority for its plans to open up for deep-sea mining despite opposition from environmentalists and the fishing industry, who warn the move risks further…Continue readingNorway’s parliament backs deep-sea mining plans

All aquatic species in river mouths are contaminated by microplastics

All aquatic species in the river mouths flowing into the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean are contaminated with microplastics, with mollusks being the most affected due to their ability…Continue readingAll aquatic species in river mouths are contaminated by microplastics

Sami activist protests in front of Norwegian parliament over wind turbines

An Indigenous Sami activist has set up camp outside the Norwegian parliament to protest against wind turbines built on land traditionally used by Sami reindeer herders. In October 2021,…Continue readingSami activist protests in front of Norwegian parliament over wind turbines

Equinor begins production from Statfjord Øst expansion project in North Sea

The intent of the project is to boost production by 26 million barrels of oil equivalents from the satellite field of the Statfjord oil and gas field. The oil…Continue readingEquinor begins production from Statfjord Øst expansion project in North Sea

Equinor gets Norway’s approval for $1.3bn Snøhvit Future project

Subject to certain conditions, the approval secures the future operation of Snøhvit natural gas field in the Norwegian Sea and the Hammerfest LNG plant located on the island of…Continue readingEquinor gets Norway’s approval for $1.3bn Snøhvit Future project

Alarmingly high PFAS levels found in the populations of Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Denmark and the UK

PFAS is used in almost all industries and is found in many products such as textiles, carpets, shoes, food packaging, cosmetics, fire foam and pesticides. The hunting community in…Continue readingAlarmingly high PFAS levels found in the populations of Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Denmark and the UK

Norway approves fossil fuel projects

Norway’s government gave the green light to 19 oil and gas projects worth more than 200 billion kroner ($18.6 billion). The 19 projects involve the opening of new fields,…Continue readingNorway approves fossil fuel projects

Norway seeks to open vast ocean area to deep-sea mining

Norway’s government is readying plans to open an area of ocean nearly the size of Germany to deep-sea mining as it seeks to become the first country to extract…Continue readingNorway seeks to open vast ocean area to deep-sea mining

Equinor awards contracts for $9bn BM-C-33 gas and condensate project

Equinor and its partners have awarded two contracts for the $9bn BM-C-33 gas and condensate project in the Campos Basin, Brazil to TechnipFMC and MODEC. Equinor holds a 35%…Continue readingEquinor awards contracts for $9bn BM-C-33 gas and condensate project

Neptune Energy and partners begin production from Fenja oil and gas field

Oil from the Fenja field is transported through a 36km long electrically trace-heated (ETH) pipe-in-pipe solution to the Njord A platform for processing and subsequently for transport.Continue readingNeptune Energy and partners begin production from Fenja oil and gas field

Equinor begins production from Bauge oil and gas field in Norwegian Sea

Equinor Energy and its partners have started production from the Bauge oil and gas field in the southern Norwegian Sea, which has been developed with an investment of NOK4.6bn…Continue readingEquinor begins production from Bauge oil and gas field in Norwegian Sea

Nato and EU chiefs mount show of strength at North Sea gas platform

Continue readingNato and EU chiefs mount show of strength at North Sea gas platform

Alarming levels of PFAS in Norwegian Arctic ice pose new risk to wildlife

Oxford University-led study detects 26 types of PFAS compounds in ice around Svalbard, threatening downstream ecosystems.Continue readingAlarming levels of PFAS in Norwegian Arctic ice pose new risk to wildlife

Equinor makes oil and gas discovery near Troll field in Norwegian North Sea

Preliminary estimates indicate that the discovery holds 17-47 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent, with the majority being oil.Continue readingEquinor makes oil and gas discovery near Troll field in Norwegian North Sea

Equinor makes record $75bn profit during energy crisis

Continue readingEquinor makes record $75bn profit during energy crisis

Norway’s $1.3tn oil fund bounces back after worst year since 2008

Sovereign wealth fund has gained 5% so far this year but chief executive warns of ‘uncertain’ 2023.Continue readingNorway’s $1.3tn oil fund bounces back after worst year since 2008

Saipem wins $900m worth contracts from Total Energies and Equinor

The first contract from Total Energies pertains to the LAPA SW development project in in the Santos Basin in Brazil, while the second contract from Equinor is for the…Continue readingSaipem wins $900m worth contracts from Total Energies and Equinor

Norway offers 47 new offshore production licences to 25 oil companies

“New gas volumes will be key to enabling the development of new value chains for hydrogen for Europe.”Continue readingNorway offers 47 new offshore production licences to 25 oil companies

Equinor begins production from Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 project

The phase II of Johan Sverdrup project entails an investment of NOK48bn ($4.8bn) and includes a new platform, five new subsea systems, 28 new wells, a new module for…Continue readingEquinor begins production from Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 project

Equinor submits PDO for $1.5 billion Irpa gas project in Norwegian Sea

Equinor has submitted a plan for development and operation (PDO) for the NOK 14.8 billion ($1.46 billion) Irpa gas project in the Norwegian Sea to the Norwegian Petroleum and…Continue readingEquinor submits PDO for $1.5 billion Irpa gas project in Norwegian Sea

Equinor begins production from $3 billion project in Brazil

Norwegian oil and gas major Equinor said that Peregrino phase 2 was executed within the original cost estimate of $3 billion. The phase 2 project is aimed at extending…Continue readingEquinor begins production from $3 billion project in Brazil

Norway prolongs life of Arctic coal mine

Norway’s last remaining coal mine on a geopolitically important Arctic archipelago will stay open. Store Norske, the state-owned mining company, said on Friday it had originally planned to close…Continue readingNorway prolongs life of Arctic coal mine

Wintershall Dea begins production from Nova oil field, offshore Norway

Wintershall Dea and its partners Sval Energi and Pandion Energy Norge have started production from the Nova oil field (previously Skarfjell) located in the Norwegian North Sea. The development…Continue readingWintershall Dea begins production from Nova oil field, offshore Norway

GAZ-SYSTEM connects Baltic Pipe to Polish and Danish transmission systems

GAZ-SYSTEM said that the Baltic Pipe project, a 900km long offshore and onshore natural gas pipeline has been connected to the Polish and Danish transmission systems. The pipeline project…Continue readingGAZ-SYSTEM connects Baltic Pipe to Polish and Danish transmission systems

Cement carbon dioxide emissions double in 20 years

In 2021, worldwide emissions from making cement for buildings, roads and other infrastructure hit nearly 2.6GtCO₂ (billion metric tonnes of carbon dioxide), which is more than 7% of the…Continue readingCement carbon dioxide emissions double in 20 years

Tanzania signs natural gas deal with Equinor and Shell

Tanzania has signed a framework agreement with Norway’s Equinor and Britain’s Shell that will bring them closer to starting construction on a $30 billion project to export liquefied natural…Continue readingTanzania signs natural gas deal with Equinor and Shell

The global ‘plastic flood’ reaches the Arctic

Large quantities of plastic—transported by rivers, the air and shipping–can now be found in the Arctic Ocean. High concentrations of microplastic can be found in the water, on the…Continue readingThe global ‘plastic flood’ reaches the Arctic

Norway to keep searching for oil and gas

A minority coalition of the Labour Party and the rural Centre Party will take power after defeating the Conservative-led government in last month’s election. “The Norwegian petroleum industry will…Continue readingNorway to keep searching for oil and gas

UN deforestation prevention scheme collapses

Protecting trees is key to meeting ambitious climate goals, with tropical rainforest loss accounting for about eight percent of annual carbon dioxide emissions, according to monitoring platform Global Forest…Continue readingUN deforestation prevention scheme collapses

Norway plans to continue oil exploration and drilling in coming decades

“We will supply energy to the world as long as the demand exists.”Continue readingNorway plans to continue oil exploration and drilling in coming decades