Climate change challenges for the Arctic

Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, discussed the challenges climate change poses to the transatlantic alliance in the Arctic during the “NATO Engages: Innovating the Alliance” in London.

Greenpeace loses the battle against Arctic oil drilling

After the environmental groups Greenpeace and Nature and Youth taken legal action against the Norwegian government in an attempt to stop oil drilling in Norway’s Arctic waters back in 2018, an Oslo appeals court recently approved Norway’s plans for more oil exploration in the Arctic.

EU grants $20 million for autonomous ships project

The European research program “Horizon 2020” funded 20.1 million euros to the Norwegian consortium led by Kongsberg and SINTEF, for its autonomous ships project, one of the largest grands the Norwegian players ever receive.

Norway’s oil output in December surpasses forecasts

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate issued its December 2019 figures, showing an average daily production of 2,082,000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 95,000 barrels per day compared to November.

Norway awards 69 offshore production licenses

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced that offered 69 production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf, to in total 28 oil and gas companies under the Award in Pre-Defined Areas 2019 (APA 2019). For the records, the first licensing round on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) took place back in 1965.

NMA: 28 people lost their life using recreational boats

According to the Norwegian Maritime Authority, its latest report showed an unusual number of casualty accidents in the region. Specifically, in summer of 2019, serious accidents have been reported while 28 people lost their life using recreational boats, marking an increase of four people in comparison with 2018.

The first electronic vessel certificates issued by NMA

The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) officially announced that Certificate on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage (CLC) and Certificate on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (CLB) document are the first certificates to be issued electronically.

Equinor targets to reach zero emissions by 2050

Equinor officially announced its new climate goal to reduce absolute greenhouse emissions from its offshore areas and onshore plants located in Norway. Specifically the company informed that plans to cut the emissions at 40% by 2030, 70% by 2040, and to near zero until 2050.

Fishing vessel sinks in Norwegian Barents Sea

The Norway’s Accident Investigation Board issued a research focusing on the sinking fishing vessel “Fay”. Specifically, the vessel sank on 28 December north-east of Honningsvåg, Barents Seas with the certain causes of the incident still remain unclear.


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