Equinor Acquires a 40% Stake in Undeveloped Rosebank Project in UK Waters

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has signed an agreement to acquire Chevron’s 40% operated interest in the Rosebank project, one of the largest undeveloped fields on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The Rosebank field was discovered in 2004 and is located about 130 km northwest of the Shetland Islands in water depths of approximately 1,110m. The other partners in the field are … [Read more...]

Newbuild Rig Transocean Norge Lands Six-Well Contract from Equinor with Options

Norwegian energy giant Equinor announced today it has awarded Transocean a six-well contract on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) for the newbuild harsh environment drilling rig Transocean Norge. Drilling start-up is scheduled for the summer of 2019 upon delivery of the rig.  The contract also includes options for drilling four additional wells and "is intended … [Read more...]

First Offshore Wind Farm Battery Installed in Scotland

Norwegian energy company Equinor has installed a battery that will for first time make it possible to store energy produced from an offshore wind farm.  The so-called Batwind battery storage solution was inaugurated Wednesday in Peterhead, Scotland by Batwind partners Equinor and Masdar.  With the system in operation, electricity produced at … [Read more...]

Pioneering Spirit Picks Up and Installs the Johan Sverdrup Drilling Platform in a Single Lift -PHOTOS

The 22,000-tonne topside for the drilling platform was lifted into position in one single lift on the Johan Sverdrup field over the weekend using the engineering marvel Pioneering Spirit. The installation marks the first time the record-setting heavy lift vessel has been used for single-lift topside installation. Last Thursday, May 31, the topside for the Johan … [Read more...]