Norway

Norway invests more in “IMO-Norway GreenVoyage-2050 project”

​In line with their joint project, “IMO-Norway GreenVoyage-2050 project”, IMO and Norway continue collaboration, with the latter providing an additional NOK 40,000,000 (US$4.3. million), further supporting GHG reductions, following IMO’s target for reducing GHG emissions from the shipping industry. 

Environmental groups call Norway to stop Arctic oil drilling

Environmental groups called a Norwegian appeals court to consider emissions from the country’s oil and gas exports when assessing the government’s decision to allow oil firms to carry out exploration in Arctic waters. The groups claim that Norway’s decision contravenes local and international law, citing article 112 of Norway’s constitution.

Norway’s new crude may jeopardize Asian oil market

Norway is playing an active role in the oil sector as more Norwegian oil from Johan Sverdrup is arriving in Asia, being a challenge to similar crudes coming from Africa and South America. If Johan Sverdrup continues attracting refiners, there is a high possibility that it will jeopardise exports of its rival grades to the world’s top crude-consuming region. 

First oil from Johan Sverdrup reaches Mongstad

The first oil pumped from the giant Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea, piped at the distance of 283 kilometres, reached the Mongstad plant, north of Bergen in Norway, where it will be stored in caverns and be shipped to markets all over the world.

Russian icebreaker sends accidental Mayday call

A Russian icebreaker, carrying 33 people on board, sent out a Mayday call during a storm off the coast of western Norway on October 22. However, Russian authorities said that the distress signal had been issued by accident. An outage during a storm accidentally sent the signal, but the ship and the crew are fine.

Norway acquires tech-centre to focus on ocean protection

The World Economic Forum collaborates with Aker group, presenting the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Norway (C4IR Norway) aiming to harness advances in technology in protection of the oceans and improve shipping’s environmental footprint. 

Norway’s drilling activity to hit all-time high, says Rystad

Although global offshore exploration activity has been flat year-to-date, the number of wells drilled in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) could challenge all-time high levels by the end of the year, says energy research firm Rystad Energy. 

Arctic conditions delay salvage operation for trawler until 2020

The removal of the Northguider trawler that grounded in early 2019, in a in the Hinlopen Strait, has been postponed for next year as announced by the Norwegian Coastal Administration, as the salvage company found out that the grounded vessel suffered more damage than what they initially expected. 

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