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Grenland Group Delivers Gjoa Subsea Structures
Tuesday, September 01, 2009Grenland Group has delivered seven subsea structures to the Gjoa field, where Technip will tie-in the Gjoa platform with the subsea systems.

Plexus to Supply Wellhead Systems for Mediterranean E&P Activities
Monday, July 20, 2009Plexus Holdings will supply its proprietary POS-GRIP wellhead systems for exploration activities in the Egyptian region of the Mediterranean Sea.

ELNG Completes First Ever Health & Safety Partnership Program with GE O&G
Wednesday, July 15, 2009ELNG has completed its first ever Health and Safety Partnership Program delivered with GE Oil & Gas Global Services.

StatoilHydro Restarts LNG from Snohvit in Barents Sea
Friday, May 08, 2009After a planned shut-down at the Barents Sea gas development Snohvit, StatoilHydro has restarted production from the LNG plant.

Faroe Underscores StatoilHydro's Spudding of New Grosso Well
Friday, February 06, 2009Drilling has commenced on the Norwegian License PL376, which holds the substantial Grosso exploration prospect.

Expro Takes Delivery of E-Line, Logging Unit for North Sea Customers
Tuesday, January 27, 2009Expro has taken delivery of the only e-line and logging unit of its kind in the North Sea which will shortly begin work for various customers in the UK sector of the North Sea.

Gaz de France Taps Comos for Gjoa Management Work
Monday, December 15, 2008In 2010, Gaz de France Norge is set to become the operator on the Gjoa field, and the company has designated Cosmos to manage all operational engineering, documentation and maintenance management tasks.

Gjoa Field Installations Complete, Ready to Kick Off Drilling in November
Monday, October 06, 2008StatoilHydro noted that the templates on the Gjoa field in the North Sea have been installed and are ready for drilling start-up in the middle of November.

StatoilHydro Makes Unconfirmed Gas Find at Njord Field
Friday, September 12, 2008StatoilHydro announced that the drilling of an exploration well in the Noatun prospect 16 kilometers north of the Njord field in the Norwegian Sea has struck gas and condensate. Tests are ongoing to determine whether the find is worth exploiting.

StatoilHydro Sees Gas at Wilcat Well, Too Soon to Confirm Commerciality
Friday, August 22, 2008StatoilHydro completed drilling of wildcat well 7224/6-1. Gas was proven in the secondary target in reservoir strata of poor quality. The well was not formation tested, so it is therefore too early to say whether the gas can be produced.

Discover Petroleum to Use Aker Barents to Drill PL469 Well
Wednesday, July 02, 2008Gaz de France and Discover have agreed with Aker Exploration to use the Aker Barents for the commitment well in PL 469 offshore Norway.

Aker Grabs New License Next to Norway's Draugen Field
Tuesday, July 01, 2008Aker has aquired a license immediately south of the Draugen field in the Norwegian Sea, and the Company aims to drill between five and seven wells per year with its Aker Barents rig.

NPD Gives StatoilHydro the All-Clear for Wellbore 7224/6-1
Wednesday, June 25, 2008The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has issued a drilling permit to StatoilHydro Petroleum AS for wellbore 7224/6-1. The wellbore will be drilled by the Polar Pioneer.

Dana, Gaz de France Strike Gas in Egypt
Monday, June 02, 2008Dana Petroleum has made a significant gas discovery with its first exploration well in Egypt. The WEB-1X well is the first drilled by the Dana Petroleum and Gaz de France partnership at the West El Burullus PSA area within the Nile Delta region.

StatoilHydro's Gjoa Project Meets Safety Requirements
Thursday, May 29, 2008On April 30, 2008, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted an audit of StatoilHydro's management of the Gjoa project in the well safety area. No non-conformities with the regulatory requirements were found.

Gaz de France, Hoegh Partner for the Triton Offshore LNG Project
Thursday, May 29, 2008Gaz de France and Hoegh LNG AS have signed a Joint Development Agreement related to the design, the construction supervision and the operation of a vessel used as a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU-vessel).

StatoilHydro Finds Gas at Galtvort Prospect
Wednesday, May 21, 2008StatoilHydro has struck gas during exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea northwest of Kristiansund and will drill a sidetrack well to further identify the area.

StatoilHydro Strikes Out at Tornerose Discovery in Barents Sea
Monday, May 19, 2008StatoilHydro has completed the drilling of appraisal wells 7123/4-1 S and 7123/4-1 A in the Tornerose Discovery, but both wells were dry.

Gazprom to Ship Shtokman Gas to Rabaska LNG Terminal
Friday, May 16, 2008Gazprom to ship Shtokman LNG to the Rabaska terminal in Canada. Initial production from the Shtokman field in the Barents Sea is expected to start in 2014.

Turkey Opposes GDF in Nabucco Due to French Genocide Bill
Wednesday, February 06, 2008Turkey opposes Gaz de France's participation in the Nabucco gas project because of France's position on the Armenian genocide, according to an unnamed senior energy official.

Faroe Snaps Up 14% of E&P License, Marsvin Prospect
Wednesday, February 06, 2008Faroe Petroleum has agreed to acquire a 14% interest in Norwegian License PL289 from Gaz de France Norge, which contains the Marsvin prospect. Located in 65 meters of water, Marsvin is scheduled to be drilled by the Maersk Guardian in April 2008.

StatoilHydro Proves Hydrocarbons at C Ost Prospect
Monday, January 14, 2008The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate reports that StatoilHydro and its JV partners have concluded drilling a development well to prove petroleum in production licenses 090 and 090D. The discovery size is from 3-6 million Sm3 oil equivalents.

Oil Majors Eyeing Offshore Yemen Blocks
Tuesday, January 08, 2008Major players, such as ExxonMobil, Total and StatoilHydro, have qualified for Yemen's first offshore bidding round encompassing 11 blocks in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden to be awarded July 30.

StatoilHydro Drills Barents Sea Duster
Monday, December 10, 2007StatoilHydro has completed drilling of the Askeladd Beta exploration well in production license 7120/8-4 in the Barents Sea. The well was dry and only traces of hydrocarbons were proven. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Gaz de France and Sonatrach Extend Their LNG Contracts to 2019
Tuesday, December 04, 2007Gaz de France has reached an agreement with Sonatrach to extend its supply contracts for liquefied natural gas (LGN) to 2019.

Faroe Says Remedial Action Needed at Minke Gas Field
Friday, November 09, 2007Gas output from the first well at the Minke Field has suffered a setback after technical problems in the well caused production levels to drop.

Gaz De France Strengthens its Presence in Egyptian Upstream
Monday, November 05, 2007Gaz de France has acquired a 45% stake in the Alam El Shawish West license in Egypt from Vegas Oil & Gas.

Statoil Ceases Oil Development at Snohvit
Wednesday, September 26, 2007The Snohvit partnership has decided to cease all work relating to oil zone development at the Snohvit field in the Barents Sea. Evaluations undertaken show that such a development would not be economically viable.

Gaz de France Inks Gas Supply Deal with Norsk Hydro
Monday, July 23, 2007Gaz de France has just signed a new agreement with Norsk Hydro for the delivery of 800 million cubic meters of natural gas per year to the United Kingdom, for a period of four years.

Faroe Achieves First Gas from Minke Main
Friday, June 22, 2007Faroe Petroleum has started gas production from the Minke Main gas field in the Southern North Sea.

Norsk Hydro Strikes with Wildcat Well
Monday, June 11, 2007Norsk Hydro has concluded drilling of wildcat well 35/11-15 S with sidetrack 35/11-15 ST5 in the North Sea.

GdF Plans Reorganization
Friday, May 04, 2007Gaz de France is going to create a new organizational structure for its activities, shortly to be the subject of consultations with the employees' representative bodies.

Cheniere, Gaz de France Make LNG Supply and Purchase Deals
Thursday, April 26, 2007Subsidiaries of Cheniere Energy, Inc. and Gaz de France have entered into a pair of Transatlantic Option Agreements to establish a framework of sales and purchases of LNG into the European and North American markets.

Statoil Strengthens Position in Norwegian Sea
Wednesday, April 25, 2007Statoil has taken over parts of Shell's interests in Norwegian Sea exploration licenses.

Final Gjoa Platform Contract Ready
Thursday, April 19, 2007Samsung Heavy Industries has been given the assignment of building the Gjoa platform hull. The construction contract has a value of US $150 million, or around NOK 900 million.

Gaz de France Increases UK North Sea Position
Monday, April 02, 2007Gaz de France has purchased a package of interests in ten offshore licenses from CGGVeritas, seven in the Central North Sea area and three in the West of Shetlands area of the UK Continental Shelf.

Dresser-Rand to Supply Turbomachinery for Gjoa
Friday, March 30, 2007Dresser-Rand Group Inc. will supply advanced turbomachinery for Statoil's semi-submersible production platforms to be located in the Gjoa field, approximately 50 kilometers off southwest Norway.

Gaz De France Selects Wavefield Inseis for North Sea 3D Survey
Thursday, March 15, 2007Wavefield Inseis AS has received a letter of intent from Gaz de France to carry out a 3D marine seismic survey offshore Norway.

Statoil Exec Headed for Gaz de France
Monday, March 12, 2007Statoil announced that the executive vice president for its Exploration & Production Norway business area, Terje Overvik, will withdraw from the corporate executive committee as of June 1 this year.

RWE Dea Achieves Best-ever Upstream Result
Thursday, March 08, 2007"In the financial year 2006, RWE Dea achieved the best upstream result in the company's history, thereby continuing its successful business activities of recent years," RWE Dea's CEO, Georg Schoning, said Thursday.

Gaz de France Names Holleaux VP of Exploration & Production
Friday, March 02, 2007Didier Holleaux has been appointed Vice President Exploration & Production of Gaz de France. In this capacity, he replaces Michel Bayle who is retiring after managing the Exploration-Production Division since its creation in 2000.

Taking Another Look at Snohvit Oil
Wednesday, February 14, 2007The partners in the Snohvit organisation have decided to drill an appraisal well to map the resources in the Barents Sea field's structure more closely.

BG Group, NLNG Strike Supply Deal
Monday, February 12, 2007BG Group plc has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Nigeria LNG (NLNG) for the acquisition of 2.25 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG for a 20-year term from the planned Train 7 project in Finima, Bonny Island, Nigeria.

First Australian Reports Offshore Senegal Seismic
Monday, January 29, 2007The MV Symphony seismic vessel is scheduled to commence acquiring seismic for FAR Offshore Senegal during the second week of February 2007.

Oilexco Signs Ptarmigan Farm-in
Wednesday, January 24, 2007Oilexco Incorporated said that its wholly owned subsidiary, Oilexco North Sea Ltd, has entered into an agreement that will allow Oilexco to earn a 60% working interest in the undeveloped Ptarmigan oil discovery in the UK Central North Sea.

Kongsberg Wins Gjoa Control Systems Project
Monday, January 22, 2007Aker Kvaerner has awarded Kongsberg Maritime a Letter of Intent for integrated control systems for safety and process automation on board a semi-submersible production platform destined to be used on the Gjoa oil and gas field in the North Sea.

Statoil Terminates Work on Snohvit Oil Development
Thursday, January 18, 2007The Snohvit partnership has concluded that the development of oil reserves associated with the Snohvit gas field, located in the Barents Sea, is not economic. Further appraisal activities will not be pursued.

Oceanteam Signs Three Contracts for CLV Team Oman
Thursday, January 18, 2007Oceanteam Power & Umbilical has signed three contracts for work to be performed with CLV Team Oman.

Gaz de France and Gazprom Extend Supply Deals to 2030
Tuesday, December 19, 2006Alexei Borissovitch Miller, Chairman of Gazprom's Management Committee, and Jean-Francois Cirelli, Chairman and CEO of Gaz de France, on Tuesday signed an agreement at Gazprom's corporate headquarters for the renewal of their gas supply contracts.

Hydro Ready with Vega Plan
Friday, December 15, 2006Hydro and its partners submitted the Plan for development and operation (PDO) of the Vega and Vega South fields to the Norwegian Ministry of Oil & Energy.