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04.09.2014 Norway's Oil Sector May See Sharp Fall in Spending

Norway's oil sector is likely to experience a sharp fall in investment in 2015 after an estimated high this year, according to a survey published Wednesday, fueling worries of an economic slowdown in one of the world's richest countries.

14.08.2014 Oil industry looks for Barents development concept

Key Norwegian oil industry representatives remain at odds over how to develop oil and gas resources in the Norwegian part of the Barents Sea.

22.07.2014 Norway Begins Seismic Mapping Around Disputed Svalbard

A Norwegian seismic vessel has started mapping of the disputed shelf around the Svalbard archipelago. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has commissioned the mapping, which is conducted by the Dolphin Geophysical company.

17.06.2014 Rig moves through Norwegian waters to Russian Arctic drillsite

The Romanian drilling rig GSP Saturn is shipped along the Norwegian coast towards the drill site in the Russian Pechora Sea.

16.06.2014 Eni Norge enters into agreement with DNV GL AS

Eni Norge AS awards DNV GL a framework agreement for the supply of inspection services to the Goliat platform in the Barents Sea.

16.06.2014 Drilling in Norwegian Sea completed

The NPD completed the drilling of shallow boreholes in the western Norwegian Sea. Three holes were drilled on the Mørerand High, 293 kilometres northwest of Kristiansund.

16.06.2014 Norwegian Oil Industry Faces Mediation to Avoid Production Halt

Norwegian oil workers and employers will start mediation talks tomorrow to bridge differences and avoid a strike that threatens to halt about 115,000 barrels of oil a day from fields operated by Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), GDF Suez (GSZ) and Statoil ASA. (STL)

05.06.2014 Norway’s Statoil installs new loading buoys at Gullfaks

Installing new loading buoys is one of several projects intended to extend Gullfaks’ life towards 2040. 2.55 billion barrels of oil from the Gullfaks field have passed through the existing loading buoys since first oil, Statoil said on June 4.

04.06.2014 Greenpeace defeated in Arctic protest

Greenpeace efforts to stop the northernmost oil prospect in the world failed after a standoff in the Barents Sea ultimately led to removal of the organization’s ship “Esperanza” by the Norwegian coastguard on May 30, Barents Observer reported on June 3.