Tag Archives: Barents Sea

Another century’s worth of oil for Norway

Th Aker Barents drilling rig in the Barebts Sea. Photo: Harald Pettersen – Statoil

High-impact oil discovery in the Barents Sea On Jan. 9, Statoil announced a substantial oil discovery with its partners Eni Norge AS and Petoro AS at the Havis prospect in the Barents Sea in northern Norway. This is the second high-impact discovery on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) in nine months. Statoil estimates the volumes in ...

Maritime delimitation treaty between Norway and Russia approved by the Storting

“Approval by the Storting was one important step needed for the treaty to enter into force. We are now awaiting its approval by Russia’s national assembly, the Duma. This will complete the process of establishing the maritime boundary between Norway and Russia in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean once ...

Mexico blowout could hardly have happened outside of Lofoten

April 20 the Deepwater Horizion was hit by an explosion. NPD doubt that a similar blowout will take place outside Lofoten.

It is very unlikely that an oil blowout like the one in the Gulf of Mexico would have had similar consequences if it had happened off the Lofoten Islands in Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea. This is the conclusion NPD (Oil Directorate) drew after having compared the conditions in the different areas. The Directorate writes in a ...

Lights out 94 blocks in the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea

Government announces 94 blocks in the 21st licensing round for the Norwegian shelf, there are six fewer than the 100 proposed blocks. Government announces 94 blocks in the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea in the 21st licensing round for the Norwegian shelf. There are six fewer than the 100 proposed blocks. Originally, earlier this winter they sent ...

Agreement reached between Norway and the Russian Federation in the negotiations on maritime delimitation

Prime Minister Stoltenberg and President Medvedev at the joint press conference Tuesday. Photo: Office of the Prime Minister.

“Agreement has now been reached between the Norwegian and the Russian negotiating delegations on the bilateral maritime delimitation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean," said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. More photos from the Stoltenberg-Medvedev meetings on Flickr. Watch a web cast of the press conference. “This is a historic day. We ...

Here is the dividing line

Jens Stoltenberg and Minister Jonas Gahr Store unveiled maps of where the new border between Russia and Norway yesterday. PHOTO: Heiko JUNG / SCANPIX

Stoltenberg unveiled maps of where the new dividing line goes. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg held a press conference Tuesday afternoon, after earlier in the day surprisingly announced that he has reached an agreement on the delimitation line between Norway and Russia, with President Dmitry Medvedev. During the press conference, Stoltenberg unveiled a map that shows where ...

Norway and the EU have concluded a bilateral fisheries agreement for 2010 and a long-term agreement on management of North East Atlantic mackerel

Lisbeth Berg-Hansen, Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs

"I am very content that these agreements have now been concluded, and that a difficult period of negotiations with the EU is over. We can now look forward with the view of finding joint solutions to new challenges. We had many rounds of negotiation with the European Union last autumn, but the challenges were so ...

Statoil awarded exploration licences

Tove Stuhr Sjøblom, Statoils senior vice president of exploration on the Norwegian continental shelf. (Photo: Hild Bjelland Vik) The Norwegian authorities awards in predefined areas in 2009 (TFO2009) constitute the seventh round since the inception of such mature area awards in 2003.   “We are very pleased with this year’s awards. The annual availability of acreage in mature areas on the Norwegian continental shelf has provided the industry with constancy and formed the basis for the good

Statoil has today been awarded shares in eight exploration licences on the Norwegian continental shelf. The company is operator on six of the licenses. The Norwegian authorities' awards in predefined areas in 2009 (TFO2009) constitute the seventh round since the inception of such mature area awards in 2003. “We are very pleased with this year’s awards. The ...

Russian-Norwegian cooperation project on safeguarding industrial activities in the Barents Sea concluded

Moscow: The Barents 2020 cooperation project on safeguarding petroleum activities in the Barents Sea was concluded today at a conference in Moscow. More than 100 Russian and Norwegian experts have worked together for close to three years on identifying common rules and standards for health, safety and the environment in the Barents Sea. Today they ...

APA 2009 – Awards

The Government has decided to offer 38 production licenses in the awards in predefined areas 2009 (APA 2009). - Today I am offering production licenses to 42 companies of which 19 companies are offered operatorships. APA 2009 is the seventh licensing round with focus on mature areas on the whole shelf. The industry’s continuing interest for ...