Jersey Oil and Gas, oil and gas company, was awarded acreage in the UK North Sea, containing more than 100 million barrels of discovered oil. The company will now begin working on its field development plan, to deliver a potential JOG-operated major new area hub development in the medium term in line with the OGA’s Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) strategy.
In March 2019, the PSA decided to investigate an incident at Equinor’s land facility Hammerfest LNG. The plant has over time been driven by weaknesses in safety-critical equipment. The investigation found breaches of the rules and PSA has notified Equinor of orders.
The Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor started production from the Trestakk subsea field on Haltenbanken in the Norwegian Sea on Tuesday, July 16. In the meantime, the company published a video presenting the procedure from A to Z, for an offshore field to come online.
Equinor, Korea National Oil Corporation and the Korean power company Korea East-West Power have established a consortium to develop the floating offshore wind project Donghae 1 off Ulsan in South Korea. The consortium is now starting the development of a 200MW floating wind farm, which will be located near to the KNOC-operated Donghae natural gas field off the coast of Ulsan in South Korea.
Equinor met with the supplier industry to discuss cost-effective solutions for floating wind farms on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Equinor called the supplier industry to find cost-effective solutions within areas such as design of floating substructures for wind turbines.
The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority during an audit at aboard the Vesslefrikk A and Veslefrikk B platform in April resulted to twelve irregularities concerning the safety of those working onboard. The audit was conducted from 8 to 12 of April, and focused on the management of materials handling, the safe use and maintenance of lifting equipment, working environment risk and arrangements for employee participation.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate announced that it has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 6507/2-5 S cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations. Equinor Energy AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40%. The permit mandates that the operator will secure all other permits and consents necessary by other authorities before starting the drilling activity.
As part of their efforts to advance innovation and development on the field of CO2 storage, Norwegian oil company Equinor and its partners will disclose datasets from the Sleipner field; the world’s first offshore Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) plant.
Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has been awarded a contract by Equinor to process seismic data from the Johan Sverdrup Permanent Reservoir Monitoring system in the North Sea. A team of CGG processing experts, cooperating with Equinor, will deliver time-lapse 4D images to the Johan Sverdrup asset team within days of acquisition.
On 7 June, the supply vessel PSV Sjøborg collided into the Statfjord A platform in connection with loading operations. Statfjord A is currently in a scheduled production stop, and there was no production on the platform when the incident took place. There were a total of 276 people on board Statfjord A when the collision happened, but there are no injuries on board the platform.
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