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Samsung Heavy Industries Lands Statoil FSU Construction Contract
Friday, September 14, 2012Samsung Heavy Industries wins a contract to build a floating storage unit that will be deployed on the offshore Heidrun field from Statoil.

First Movers in Eco-Drilling: Going 'Dope'-less
Wednesday, April 25, 2012"Dope," a thread compound used to bind together huge strings of tubular goods in O&G drilling operations, can now be replaced with safer, environmentally benign "dopeless" connection technology to eliminate related hazardous waste and more.

StatoilHydro Delays Hammerfest LNG Start Up
Monday, November 23, 2009Technical challenges have delayed the start-up of the Hammerfest LNG plant in northern Norway. The current estimate is that production can resume in 14 days at the earliest.

StatoilHydro Secures Scarabeo 5 for Production Drilling at Tyrihans
Tuesday, November 03, 2009StatoilHydro has received consent to use the Scarabeo 5 semisub for production drilling at Tyrihans.

StatoilHydro Takes New Name
Monday, November 02, 2009StatoilHydro ASA is changing its name to Statoil ASA with effect from today, and simultaneously adopting its new visual identity.

KBR Wins FEED Contract for Chevron's Big Foot Topsides Project
Monday, November 02, 2009KBR has been awarded a contract by Chevron for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of the topsides for the proposed Big Foot development facility.

DOF Reels in ROV Subsea Service Contract from StatoilHydro
Friday, October 30, 2009Bergen-based specialist subsea service company DOF Subsea Norway has been awarded a contract for the provision of ROV services onboard Skandi Vega by end client StatoilHydro.

StatoilHydro Taps BJ Services for Coiled Tubing Services on NCS
Friday, October 30, 2009BJ Services was awarded a multiyear coiled tubing services contract by StatoilHydro, covering all of its operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

StatoilHydro Halts Investments in Iran in Current Climate
Friday, October 30, 2009StatoilHydro Friday said it has no plans to make any fresh investment in Iran, and confirmed its obligations at the Khorramabad block there have ended.

StatoilHydro Mulls Deepwater Luva Solutions
Thursday, October 29, 2009Work on a development solution for the Luva find, which lies in 1,300 meters of water in the Norwegian Sea and 300 kilometers from land, is to be continued by operator StatoilHydro.

Russian LNG Aims Face Big Challenges in Arctic Regions
Wednesday, October 28, 2009Russia, the world's biggest gas producer, has invited international energy majors to help it realize its ambitions to conquer one-fifth of the global market for LNG by 2020.

ProAnalysis Strengthens Market Position in Norway
Wednesday, October 28, 2009Since the Norwegian market launch of the Argus technology for online Oil in Water (OiW) monitoring in 2005, ProAnalysis has made numerous deliveries to its home market.

StatoilHydro to Tender Big Oil Service Contract in November
Monday, October 26, 2009StatoilHydro will launch a big maintenance and modification contract for its Norwegian fields on the market next month.

Aker Aces Subsea Tree Contract for Visund, Troll Fields
Friday, October 23, 2009Aker Solutions has been awarded two contracts by StatoilHydro to deliver subsea equipment to its Visund and Troll fields in the North Sea, including subsea tree number 100 for Troll.

PSA Approves StatoilHydro's Plan to Drill Well 6507/3-8
Thursday, October 22, 2009StatoilHydro has received consent to conduct exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea using the Ocean Vanguard semisub.

StatoilHydro Gets Go-Ahead to Use Sleipner B
Thursday, October 22, 2009StatoilHydro has received consent to use Sleipner B with a waiver of conditions for use of the facility's living quarters module until January 31, 2011.

StatoilHydro Sets Sights on First Oil at Peregrino in 2011
Wednesday, October 21, 2009StatoilHydro plans to start drilling at its heavy oil field Peregrino offshore Brazil in the first half 2010 and expects first oil early in 2011.

Shell to Pump Up Ormen Lange's Output with 4 New Wells
Wednesday, October 21, 2009Royal Dutch Shell confirmed Wednesday its Norwegian gas field Ormen Lange is on track to reach peak capacity of 70 million cubic meters a day by the end of the year.

ClampOn Clinches Order for Subsea Sensors at Tordis and Vigdis
Wednesday, October 21, 2009ClampOn will supply subsea sand monitoring sensors to the Tordis Vigdis Controls Modification project.

Little Action for China's Oil Deals
Wednesday, October 21, 2009It might sound as if CNOOC is busy vacuuming up the world's oil reserves, but neither the Nigerian nor Ghanaian situations look particularly promising, and the Statoil deal is just talk for now.

Devon Sees Oil Majors As Main Bidders on GOM Assets
Tuesday, October 20, 2009Devon's Chief Executive confirmed that the sale of stakes in some of its Gulf of Mexico assets will be complete next year and that major oil companies are likely to be the main bidders.

StatoilHydro to Drill in North Sea's Block 34/10
Monday, October 19, 2009StatoilHydro received consent to conduct exploration drilling in the northern North Sea using the Deepsea Atlantic semisub.

CNOOC-StatoilHydro Deal Could Mark China's Entry into US GOM
Friday, October 16, 2009CNOOC is reportedly in talks with StatoilHydro over a deal that would open the U.S. Gulf of Mexico to China's oil companies for the first time.

StatoilHydro's Frigg Area Yields More Crude
Thursday, October 15, 2009Oil has been discovered by StatoilHydro in the Frigg Delta prospect in the North Sea, with proven recoverable volumes put at 18-35 million barrels.

US House OKs Bill Targeting Cos Invested in Iran Energy Sector
Thursday, October 15, 2009The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill to censure firms such as StatoilHydro, Total and Vitol, which continue to conduct energy business with Iran as it seeks to develop its nuclear weapons program.

Better Drilling Methods Pays Off for StatoilHydro
Thursday, October 15, 2009Better drilling methods are making the single biggest contribution to improving recovery from Norway's offshore fields. A number of solutions adopted by StatoilHydro this year are already yielding good results.

StatoilHydro Awards Research Prize to Oil Hunter
Tuesday, October 13, 2009StatoilHydro's research prize for 2009 has been awarded to Professor Jan Inge Faleide at the University of Oslo for his research on the geological development of the Norwegian Sea, the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean.

Tierra, StatoilHydro Team Up for Seismic Technology Project
Tuesday, October 13, 2009StatoilHydro and Tierra Geophysical announced have signed a contract for joint development of seismic imaging software technology.

Venezuela Oil Trade Show Hit by Service Sector Nationalization
Tuesday, October 13, 2009The 20th Latin American Petroleum Show kicks off here Tuesday, but without the fanfare seen in previous years due to the Venezuelan government's nationalization of oil companies that traditionally set up booths at the event.

StatoilHydro Taps Sevan for Cylindrical FPSO Feasibility Study
Thursday, October 08, 2009StatoilHydro has awarded Sevan Marine a contract to conduct a study focused on scale model testing aimed at verifying the feasibility of the Sevan cylindrical FPSO using steel catenary risers for harsh deepwater application.

Arctic Region Beckons As North Sea Fields Decline
Tuesday, October 06, 2009With North Sea fields in decline, Total and most other players in Big Oil now find themselves in hot pursuit of drilling in some of the coldest, most forbidding places on the planet.

Petrobras Gears Up to Drill in Bahia Subsalt Layer
Tuesday, October 06, 2009Petrobras will reportedly drill in the subsalt layer off the coast of Bahia -- the area of which has estimated reserves of between 5 billion and 8 billion barrels of oil -- by the end of the year.

Shell: North American Natural Gas Production Will Grow
Tuesday, October 06, 2009Shell plans to increase its natural gas production in North America, with output expected to grow from deepwater discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the region's giant shale formations.

Enbridge to Construct Pipeline from Big Foot in Deepwater GOM
Monday, October 05, 2009In partnership with a Chevron-led consortium, Enbridge will construct and operate an oil pipeline from the proposed Big Foot ultra-deepwater development in the Gulf of Mexico.

DOF Subsea Reels in Call-Off Contract Onboard Skandi Bergen
Monday, October 05, 2009DOF Subsea Norway has been awarded a significant call-off contract by StatoilHydro to provide construction support activity onboard Skandi Bergen at the Morvin field.

Chevron's Agbami Hit 250,000 B/D Peak in August
Monday, October 05, 2009Chevron's Agbami oil platform offshore Nigeria reached peak production of 250,000 barrels per day in August, or four months ahead of schedule.

StatoilHydro to Carry Out Modifications on Oseberg C
Friday, October 02, 2009StatoilHydro has been granted consent to upgrade the drilling facility on Oseberg C.

BP Makes 19th Discovery in Ultra-Deepwater Block 31
Thursday, October 01, 2009BP, along with concessionaire Sonangol, has announced the Tebe oil discovery, the oil major's 19th discovery in Block 31 offshore Angola.

Eidesvik Offshore Extends Vessel Contracts with StatoilHydro
Thursday, October 01, 2009Eidesvik Offshore has extended the contracts for two of its vessels with StatoilHydro.

Aker Solutions Wins FEED Contract for Gullfaks A Drilling Facilities
Wednesday, September 30, 2009StatoilHydro has awarded Aker Solutions a front end engineering design study for upgrading the Gullfaks A drilling facilities, which is expected to extend the productive lifetime of Gullfaks A.

TSC Offshore Confident about Deepwater Prospects
Monday, September 28, 2009Hong Kong-listed TSC Offshore sees great potential in the deepwater offshore regions in Brazil, China and the Gulf of Mexico and is reportedly eyeing potential acquisitions.

Analysis: COSL Aims to Go Global
Monday, September 28, 2009COSL was once constrained to the waters offshore China, but since its purchase of Awilco Offshore, the company is on its way to becoming a leading worldwide offshore rig provider.

StatoilHydro Touts Natural Gas as 'Fuel of the Future'
Thursday, September 24, 2009"Natural gas is an attractive energy source for the future," said Rune Bjornson, StatoilHydro's executive vice president for natural gas during a press seminar in Oslo on Thursday, September 24.

PSA Gives Go-Ahead for Modifications on Oseberg B
Wednesday, September 23, 2009The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has granted consent for upgrades of the drilling module on the Oseberg B facility.

Big Oil Keeps Cool to Russian Welcome
Wednesday, September 23, 2009Russia will this week put out the welcome mat for Big Oil, as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin hosts a meeting on developing the huge natural-gas reserves of Yamal, one of the energy world's last great prizes.

StatoilHydro Taps Wood Group for Peregrino Wellhead Services
Tuesday, September 22, 2009StatoilHydro has selected Wood Group Brasil to provide operations, maintenance and modification services for the two Peregrino wellhead platforms.

StatoilHydro to Use Veslefrikk Beyond Original Design Lifetime
Friday, September 18, 2009StatoilHydro has been granted consent to use the facilities on the Veslefrikk field in the North Sea until 2020.

StatoilHydro Taps Aker Spitsbergen for 3 North Sea Fields
Thursday, September 17, 2009StatoilHydro has been granted consent to use the Aker Spitsbergen semisubmersible drilling rig at the Heidrun, Norne and Asgard fields in the Norwegian Sea.

StatoilHydro Taps Siem for WIS Pressure Control Device
Wednesday, September 16, 2009A contract was entered into between Siem Offshore and StatoilHydro in connection with the development and qualification of Siem WIS' Pressure Control Device.

Russia Seeks Foreign Energy Partners for Arctic Projects
Wednesday, September 16, 2009Russia wants foreign companies to help develop vast offshore hydrocarbon resources in the Arctic and is preparing economic incentives to stimulate exploration in the region.