Equinor Strikes Oil in Barents Sea

Norway-based Equinor says it has struck oil in the Sputnik exploration well located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in the Barents Sea. Recoverable resources are estimate at between 20 million and 65 million barrels of light oil, Equinor said. The Sputnik well was drilled in licence PL855, approximately 30km north-east of the Wisting discovery. The well encountered a … [Read more...]

Equinor Announces First Oil from Mariner Field in UK North Sea

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has announced first oil from the Mariner field in the UK North Sea. The field, which is the first Equinor has operating in UK waters, is expected to produce more than 300 million barrels of oil over the next 30 years. The Mariner field is located on the East Shetland Platform in UK Block 9/11a in the northern North Sea, approximately 240 … [Read more...]

Equinor: Offshore Supply Vessel Collides with Statfjord A Platform

An offshore supply vessel collided with Equinor's Statfjord A platform in the North Sea on Friday, forcing the evacuation of the platform but no injuries or pollution has been reported, the Norwegian energy giant said in a statement. The collision occurred at 0155, June 7th, during loading operations involving the platform supply vessel Sjøborg. Statfjord A is currently … [Read more...]

Equinor Again Delays Start-Up of Britain’s Mariner Offshore Oilfield

By Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO, April 10 (Reuters) - The operator of the Mariner heavy oil field, one of Britain's largest offshore developments in years, postponed its start-up to summer 2019 on Wednesday for safety checks on the platform's electrical couplings. Originally due to come on stream in 2017 and with an estimated 300 million barrels of recoverable reserves, the 4.5 … [Read more...]

Pioneering Spirit Sets New Offshore Lifting Record at Johan Sverdrup

A new offshore lifting world record has been set with the installation of the final topsides in first phase of the Johan Sverdrup field development project in the North Sea. The final two platform topsides were installed using none other than the heavy lift vessel Pioneering Spirit, which installed the topsides utilizing the vessel’s unique single-lift … [Read more...]