Equinor, the Norwegian oil and gas company, announced that it made a final investment on the first ever floating wind farm to power two North Sea offshore platforms, a project between Equinor, the Snorre and Gullfaks, which will begin operations in late 2022.
Equinor, on behalf of the Njord licence, has awarded Saipem a subsea service contract using a wireless underwater intervention drone and a ROV. The 10-year contract, with five 2-year options for additional extension is worth an estimated EUR 40 million.
Equinor will continue working on the Martin Linge field, offshore Norway, as the company exercised to options of two months, which have an overall contract value of USD 60 million, for Maersk’s Intrepid jack-up, as Maersk Drilling announced.
Norwegian oil firm Equinor and its partner SSE secured contracts by the UK authorities to develop three large scale offshore wind projects in the Dogger Bank region of the North Sea. This will be the world’s biggest offshore wind farm development with a total installed capacity of 3.6 GW.
On 18 September 2019, Equinor provided the requested further information regarding the environment plan for their proposed exploration drilling activity in the Great Australian Bight. According to Environment Regulations, the Australian offshore regulator, NOPSEMA has resumed its assessment of Equinor’s environment plan.
Equinor began production from the Utgard field, a cross border gas and condensate field in the North Sea with two wells; one on the UK side and one on the Norwegian side. The Utgard field will provide high value and low carbon intensity barrels.
On September 13, Equinor’s emergency response centre received reports of a fire in the engine room of the tanker ‘Dubai Harmony’. The ship is moored at the quayside at the Sture terminal in Øygarden municipality in Hordaland. The fire in the engine room of the crude oil tanker has now been extinguished. Namely, the fire has now been extinguished and the fire service is continuing to cool the area where the fire took place.
Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor is progressing oil spill recovery at the South Riding Point terminal in the Bahamas, after the impact of Hurricane Dorian. An onshore team has started to recover oil and move it into tank storage.
Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor and its partners revealed plans for an earlier production start-up from the Johan Sverdrup, one of the largest oil fields in the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The filed is now to start production in October this year, one month ahead of schedule.
Equinor signed Memoranda of Understanding with seven European companies to develop value chains in carbon capture and storage. Equinor is collaborating with Shell and Total to find out the possibilities for developing a CO2 storage on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
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