Norwegian Exploration and Development Picks 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).
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