oil and gas industry

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.

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. 

Piper Alpha: The world’s deadliest offshore oil disaster

Over 30 years after the Piper Alpha oil platform suffered multiple explosions off Scotalnd taking lives of 167 people, SAFETY4SEA analyzes the North Sea disaster which made the oil and gas industry to look safety in new terms.

Greenpeace board Shell’s Brent Bravo platform

Greenpeace activists boarded the remains of the Brent Bravo production platform in protest of Shell’s plan to abandon four platform jackets and the oily waste they contain, supporting that Shell should remove the structures in line with the terms of the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR).

Kongsberg, Shell to digitize gas processing facility

Kongsberg Digital signed an agreement to digitalize the Nyhamna facility, a gas processing and export hub for Ormen Lange and other fields connected to the Polarled pipeline. A/S Norske Shell will enter the partnership as operator of Ormen Lange and on behalf of Gassco as the operator of Nyhamna.

Chevron commits to further reduce GHG emissions

Chevron Corporation has established new goals to reduce net greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity from upstream oil and natural gas. The company aims to cut upstream oil net GHG emission intensity by 5-10% and upstream natural gas net GHG emission intensity by 2-5% from 2016 to 2023. 

World’s first hybrid floating drilling unit launched

Transocean announced that it has successfully deployed the world’s first hybrid energy storage system aboard a floating drilling unit. The system is now operating on the Transocean Spitsbergen, and it is engaged in drilling operations at the Snorre field in Norway.

Collaboration presents digital twins for the oil and gas industry

TechnipFMC and DNV GL are collaborating to develop the oil and gas industry’s first methodology for qualifying the integrity of digital twin technology, aiming to help oil and gas operators, supply chain partners and regulators trust the concept of digital twins for performance and safety decision-making in projects and operations.

Ireland to ban oil offshore explorations in its waters

During the UN Climate Summit 2019, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that he and his Climate Change Advisory Council announced that oil offshore explorations should end in Ireland waters, as the exploration procedures are not in line with a low-carbon future.

First global offshore decommissioning contract now available

BIMCO’s new DISMANTLECON contract, the first global standard contract designed for the dismantling and removal of offshore structures in the energy sector, is now available. The contract aims to provide a balanced set of terms and conditions to both parties in the process.


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