Tag Archives: North Sea

Nomination of areas for storage of CO2

Published  2011-06-26 Maritimeandenergy.com Minister of Petroleum and Energy Ola Borten Moe has invited the industry to nominate areas in the North Sea and Norwegian Sea that might be suited for exploration for reservoirs for storage of carbon dioxide (CO 2). The CO2 will come from Mongstad and other sources in combination with Mongstad, and the ...

Gudrun plan submitted to the authorities

Today, 23 February, the plan for development and operation (PDO) of the North Sea Gudrun field was submitted to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for approval. The Norwegian Parliament is expected to approve the field development before the summer. “I’m very pleased that we now can submit an integrated plan supported by all the partners ...

Norway joins cooperation on energy grid in the North Sea

Today the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, signed a political declaration on strengthening the regional cooperation on development of an offshore energy grid in the North Sea region. On the side of the meeting of EU energy ministers in December 2009, nine European countries signed the declaration «The North Seas Countries Offshore Grid ...

Hurtigruten pumps up its roster of theme cruise vacations

Music, celebrations, cuisine, history, scenic vistas and birds lead the charge 2010 THEME VOYAGES As a growing number of travelers seek to return home with lifetime memories, built from experiential vacations, Hurtigruten has responded to their passengers’ interests with an expanded roster of even more fascinating Theme Voyages possibilities for 2010. All of which take place ...

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 ...

Gjøa gets its sea legs

Four guide pins had to meet their respective slots with a tolerance of just 25 millimetres (1 inch) in all directions. The operation was carried out by Aker Stord. (Photo: Tommy Solstad, Gyro, for Statoil)

During the last few days the deck and hull of the Gjøa platform have been mated together in the fjord outside the Norwegian town of Stord. There were exacting requirements for precision and weather conditions during the operation, which was a success The four-legged hull rose from the sea in the sea off Stord and ‘spiked’ ...

Fined for Statfjord incident

Statfjord A

The Rogaland county public prosecutor notified Statoil Dec.18 that it has been fined NOK 25 million following the oil leak from the Statfjord A loading buoy on Dec. 12, 2007. “We have noted the public prosecutor’s decision,” says Thorstein Hole, vice president for the operations west cluster in Statoil. “We’ll be taking time to study the ...

Statoil gas platform shut down after leak

Today, a gas leak shut down production at a North Sea natural gas platform operated by Statoil ASA, the company said. Production was halted at the unmanned Sleipner B platform after an alarm alerted workers at a nearby processing facility to the leak, Statoil spokesman Gisle Johanson said. He could not say how long the shutdown ...

Statfjord – a giant turns 30!

Statoil turns 30! Photo: Statoil

Statfjord, one of the North Sea’s oldest and largest oil fields, has during these years produced oil and gas worth a total of NOK 1,200 billion. That is equivalent to half the value of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund. Statfjord has had great significance for the development of Statoil. The discovery of the Statfjord field was ...