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Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 252 Saw $244.3MM in High Bids
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Thirty companies participated and submitted almost $284 million in all bids for acreage in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Equinor Subsea Contract Goes to TechnipFMC
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 The Johan Sverdrup ULQ platform topsides. IMAGE SOURCE: KBR
Equinor May be Mulling Eagle Ford Sale
Monday, March 18, 2019 Norway's biggest oil company has held talks with potential suitors for its stake in the Eagle Ford business.
Maduro Gets Oil Lifeline From Russia
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 As PDVSA was running out of an obscure product needed to keep exports flowing in the wake of U.S. sanctions, Russia is coming to the rescue.
Transocean Makes Automation Deal with Equinor
Monday, February 18, 2019 One harsh-environment semi-submersible was fitted with the ADC system two years ago.
Big Oil Reuses Platforms in Latest Cost-Cutting Trick
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Oil companies have pushed through draconian cost cuts during the recent industry slump, but they're not quite done yet.
Tight Oil, Shale to Drive Majors' Output to New Highs
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 By the middle of the next decade, US unconventionals will generate up to $20 billion of annual cash flow for the Lower 48.
Shell, Equinor Commit to Tanzania LNG as They Await Host Accord
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Shell and Equinor say they're committed to a project that will allow the export of natural gas from Tanzania.
Norwegian Sea Gift Keeps on Giving
Friday, October 05, 2018 In production since 1997, the Equinor-operated Norne oil field in the Norwegian Sea just got a major boost in its recoverable reserves estimate.
Norway's Equinor To Start Drilling Brazil's Carcara Field In 2018
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Equinor says it will begin drilling in Brazil's North Carcara oil field in 2018.
In Brazil, Equinor Aims To Repeat Norway's Oil Boom
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Norway's Equinor will invest up to $15B in Brazil over the next 12 years to develop oil, gas and renewable energy sources, the company said.
Equinor Explores Floating Wind Turbines To Power N. Sea Oilfields
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Equinor is considering whether to build a pioneering offshore wind farm with floating turbines to supply electricity to 2 North Sea oilfields.
Equinor, Partners to Develop Next Phase of Johan Sverdrup
Monday, August 27, 2018 Equinor and partners submit the development plan for the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup project.
Sverdrup Was Norway's Lifeline during Oil Crash
Thursday, August 23, 2018 While Norway's oil-service companies had to slash their fees, Sverdrup's timing also proved a godsend for them.
Equinor Taps Jacobs for Gas-to-Hydrogen Conversion Study
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Jacobs to study converting gas-fired plant unit to run on hydrogen.
Norway Awards Oil Permits To 11 Firms In Arctic Licensing Round
Monday, June 18, 2018 Oslo believes the Arctic has the greatest potential for significant new discoveries.
Equinor Hands $3.7B Deals To Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes
Monday, June 18, 2018 Equinor has awarded drilling and well service contracts worth 30 billion Norwegian crowns ($3.68 billion).
Equinor: Transition to More Sustainable Energy System 'Too Slow'
Monday, June 11, 2018 Equinor says the transition to a more sustainable energy system isn't happening quickly enough.
Statoil Targets Deeper Emission Cuts To Avoid Stranded Assets
Friday, May 04, 2018 Statoil said it aims to cut its carbon footprint more aggressively as measures to reduce global warming could reduce the value of its assets, leaving some of its reserves stranded underground.
BP Names Former Statoil Boss Lund As Next Chairman
Thursday, April 26, 2018 BP names Helge Lund, a former head of Norway's Statoil, as its next chairman.
Statoil Shows a Return to Better Times Is Within Big Oil's Grasp
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Statoil shows that a return to profit levels from the era of $100 a barrel is within the grasp of the world's oil giants.
Shell to Deploy New Design in Mississippi Canyon
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Shell, Statoil to proceed with eight-well subsea project southeast of New Orleans.
BLOG: Will We See More Andeavors and Equinors?
Thursday, April 12, 2018 A company re-branding is much more than a new name and logo.
Exec: Statoil Has Room To Grow More In North Dakota's Bakken
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 Statoil has plenty of growth opportunities left in North Dakota's Bakken shale formation, an executive says.
Big Oil CEOs Appeal to Norway to Back Carbon Capture and Storage
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Three of the world's biggest oil companies called on Norway to help maintain funding for carbon capture and storage technology.
Norwegian Police Investigate 2016 Hydrogen Leak At Statoil Refinery
Friday, February 09, 2018 Norwegian police have launched an investigation into a hydrogen gas leak at Statoil's Mongstad refinery, the company says.
Statoil Quits Talks Over Stake In Mozambique Offshore Gas Block
Monday, January 29, 2018 Statoil pulls out of negotiations to take a 25.5% stake in a gas block off Mozambique.
Statoil May Build Onshore Terminal for Castberg Oil -Minister
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 A report on the proposal is expected in 2019, Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Soeviknes told Reuters on the sidelines of a conference.
Canadian Offshore Oil Interest Grows As Pipeline Woes Sink Alberta Prices
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Canada's offshore oil industry is drawing rising investment interest.
Sharp Fall In Applications For Norway's Arctic Oil Permits
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Norway's attractiveness as an oil region took a hit when energy authorities said 11 oil firms applied for stakes in exploration blocks in its latest oil licensing round
Statoil Greenlights $6B Flagship Arctic Oil Project
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Statoil gave the final go-ahead to a flagship Arctic oil project after slashing costs by half.
Partners to Invest in New Gas Module at Troll C Platform
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Output is set to rise from the North Sea's Fram field with new investment.
Statoil Takes First Bite Of Solar Market With Brazilian Joint Venture
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Statoil is taking its first step into the solar sector, partnering up with Oslo-listed renewable energy firm Scatec Solar.
Statoil Charters Last of Largest Oil Tankers to Hold Crude for Asia Buyers
Thursday, September 28, 2017 The time charter of the ship comes despite the market structure for Brent crude futures flipping into backwardation, when spot prices are higher than for later delivery.
Statoil And Partners Plan Output Capacity Expansion At Troll Gas Field
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Statoil and partners are working to increase the output capacity of Troll, the country's largest gas field.
Statoil Among Firms Seeking Stakes in Abu Dhabi Offshore Blocks
Monday, September 25, 2017 Statoil is among producers involved in discussions with ADNOC about joining offshore production in the emirate, according to a Norwegian diplomatic dispatch.
Statoil Sees Eagle Ford Operations Back At Normal This Weekend
Thursday, September 07, 2017 Statoil says it expects its operations in the Eagle Ford shale region of Texas to return to normal.
Poland's PGNiG To Receive LNG Spot Delivery From Statoil In September
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 PGNiG says it will buy 140,000 cubic metres of LNG from Norway's Statoil on the spot market this month.
Harvey's Wake Tempers Bullish Outlook for US Oil Output Growth
Friday, September 01, 2017 Oil analysts and some company executives had anticipated that the US could top the 10 million bpd mark by year-end.
Norway's Arctic Oil Ambitions Suffer As Most Promising Well Yields None
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Norway's hope of discovering a large oilfield in the Barents Sea has suffered a major setback.
Statoil, YPF To Explore Shale Oil, Gas In Argentina
Friday, August 25, 2017 Statoil signs a deal with YPF to jointly explore for onshore shale oil and gas resources in the Vaca Muerta formation.
Norway's Record July Gas Sales Could Lift Statoil Earnings
Friday, August 18, 2017 Norwegian gas sales hit a record July high, which analysts said would deliver strong quarterly earnings for top producer Statoil.
European Oil Majors Seek To Harness US Offshore Wind
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Some European oil majors have made inroads into the emerging US offshore wind energy market.
Europe's Oil Giants Recover From Three-Year Slump
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Shell, Total and Statoil report sharp increases in cash flow from operations in the second quarter as profits beat analyst expectations.
Statoil Scales Down Exploration Plans For 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Statoil has reduced its exploration ambitions for 2017 and will drill around 30 wells.
Greenpeace Activists Protest Near Oil Rig In Norway's Arctic Sea Area
Friday, July 21, 2017 Environmental activists protest near an offshore rig contracted by Statoil in the remote Norwegian Arctic.
Canada's LNG Failure Is Its Own Fault, Seven Gen Founder Says
Monday, July 17, 2017 Businesses can't rely on the government to push projects past the objections of local communities, said Pat Carlson.
Suriname Signs Offshore Oil Deals with ﻿Exxon, Hess and Statoil
Friday, July 14, 2017 Suriname's state oil company Staatsolie said it signed production sharing contracts involving Exxon Mobil Corp, Hess Corp and Statoil ASA for two blocks off the coast of the South American nation.
Statoil Drills Dry Wells Off Canada's Newfoundland
Monday, July 10, 2017 Statoil and Canada's Husky Energy have hit dry wells in a prospect in the Atlantic offshore Newfoundland for which they had high hopes, Statoil says.
Statoil Moves Key IT Tasks from India Back to Norway
Friday, June 30, 2017 Statoil said on Friday it would move its critical information technology (IT) back to Norway to improve security.