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Nord Stream 2 Urgency Diminishes
Tuesday, October 13, 2020After two warm winters and the coronavirus pandemic, demand for gas used for heat and power generation is sagging across Europe.

$7.6B Fine Raises New Legal Questions for Gazprom
Friday, October 09, 2020Poland's antitrust watchdog slapped a $7.6 billion fine on Gazprom PJSC over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Repsol Selects Drilling Contractor for Mexico Campaign
Tuesday, September 22, 2020Stena Drilling has signed a new contract with Repsol and others to provide a drillship for a 2021 offshore Mexico drilling campaign.

Equinor Plans to Power Offshore Platforms with Wind
Thursday, April 09, 2020A rendering of the Hywind Tampen floating wind farm between the Gullfaks and Snorre licenses in the North Sea. Illustration copyright Equinor AS

Oil Rout Puts the Brakes on Energy IPO Pipeline
Monday, March 09, 2020Crashing oil prices and volatile stock markets are squelching hopes for several high-profile IPOs by European energy companies.

ConocoPhillips Bringing Know-How to Vaca Muerta
Thursday, July 25, 2019ConocoPhillips and Wintershall Dea will jointly develop the Aguada Federal and Bandurria Norte blocks in Neuquen province, central Argentina.

Oil, Gas Companies Target of Germany's Carbon Levy Plan
Monday, July 15, 2019Oil and gas companies that supply Europe's biggest energy market fuels for cars, trucks and heating may be soon be required to pay for carbon pollution allowances.

The $20B Race to Eclipse Norway's Elite Oil Producers
Thursday, September 13, 2018The race is on to become Norway's biggest non-state oil company.

Wintershall's Libya Oil Output Sharply Lower At 10,000 Bpd
Tuesday, August 28, 2018Energy company Wintershall is producing less than 10,000 bpd in Libya compared with 60,000 bpd earlier this year, a senior executive says.

Kremlin Accuses Trump of Trying to Bully Europe into Buying US LNG
Thursday, July 12, 2018The Kremlin on Thursday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's description of Germany as a "captive" of Russia.

Sharp Fall In Applications For Norway's Arctic Oil Permits
Tuesday, December 05, 2017Norway'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

Libya's NOC, Wintershall Strike Interim Deal To Resume Output
Tuesday, June 13, 2017Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) and German oil firm Wintershall have agreed an interim deal to resume production.

BASF Sees Role of Oil and Gas Unit Declining Further
Friday, May 12, 2017The world's largest chemicals maker said its focus would be on boosting profitability at its chemicals and crop protection businesses as the contribution to earnings from oil and gas, hurt by low crude oil prices, diminishes further.

Norway Awards 56 Oil And Gas Licences In Mature Areas
Tuesday, January 17, 2017Norway's oil ministry awarded 56 offshore exploration licences on Tuesday in a bid to lift output from acreage located near existing oil and gas fields.

Total, Shell, Eni Eligible to Bid for New Iran Oil, Gas Projects
Tuesday, January 03, 2017The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) revealed that several European oil and gas companies will be eligible to bid for the country's new oil and gas projects.

Statoil Increases Byrding Project Interest
Tuesday, January 03, 2017Statoil announced Tuesday that it has completed a transaction to acquire a 24% interest in the Byrding project, located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, from Wintershall Norge.

Wintershall Spuds Shuwaihat Offshore Well
Tuesday, November 08, 2016Wintershall Holding GmbH has spudded the first Shuwaihat sour gas and condensate field offshore well, located near Abu Dhabi.

NPD Grants Wintershall Drilling Permit Offshore Norway
Tuesday, August 09, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/11-20 B, located in production license 248 F.

Polish Antimonopoly Office Says Nord Stream 2 Threatens Competition
Friday, July 22, 2016Poland's antimonopoly watchdog a proposed joint venture by Russia's Gazprom and five European firms responsible for the construction of Nord Stream 2 would undermine competition.

NPD Grants Wintershall Drilling Permit Offshore Norway
Wednesday, July 06, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/11-20 A, located in production license 248 F offshore Norway.

Statoil to Keep Fields Operating Even if Norway Oil Workers Strike
Wednesday, June 29, 2016Statoil will initially keep oilfields operating even if negotiations set for June 30 to July 1 fail to avert a strike that would halt output at others.

Wintershall Makes Small North Sea Discovery
Monday, May 23, 2016Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production license 248, makes a small oil discovery near the Vega field in the North Sea.

NPD Grants Wintershall Drilling Permit for North Sea Well
Friday, May 13, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 35/11-19 S, located in production license 248 F in the North Sea.

Halliburton Secures Maria Project Service Contract from Wintershall
Thursday, May 12, 2016Wintershall Norge AS has awarded a 4-year service contract to Halliburton Norge AS to support its Maria Project in the Norwegian Sea.

Faroe Petroleum, Wintershall Receive Consent to Drill North Sea Wells
Wednesday, May 11, 2016Petroleum Safety Authority Norway grants Faroe Petroleum and Wintershall consent to drill 2 separate North Sea wells.

Wintershall Sees Fall in Sales, Earnings in 2016
Thursday, April 07, 2016Wintershall expects lower sales and earnings in 2016 after being hit in 2015 by a sharp oil price decline that squeezed revenues in its exploration business.

Denmark Issues 16 Oil, Gas Licenses
Wednesday, April 06, 2016Denmark issues 16 oil and gas exploration licenses in the North Sea, just days after A.P. Moller-Maersk threatens to shut down the country's main gas field.

NPD Grants Wintershall Drilling Permit in PL 248
Monday, March 14, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/8-6 S, which is located in production license 248 offshore Norway.

Total, Wintershall Drill Dry Wells Offshore Norway
Wednesday, March 02, 2016Total E&P Norge AS and Wintershall Norge AS drill dry wells in production license 554 and production license 611, respectively.

Wintershall Comes Up Dry with Kvalross Well
Wednesday, February 24, 2016Wintershall's Kvalross exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea turns out to be uncommercial.

Faroe to Drill 3 Exploration Wells in 2016 despite Oil Price
Friday, February 05, 2016Junior oil firm Faroe Petroleum will be involved in three exploration wells offshore Norway in spite of the low oil price.

North Sea Production Solutions for a Low Oil Price Era
Friday, January 22, 2016Rigzone takes a look at a handful of engineering solutions designed to make marginal fields economic in a low oil price era.

Faroe Petroleum: Drilling Begins at Kvalross Well
Tuesday, January 12, 2016Drilling commences on the Kvalross exploration well 7224/2-1, which is located in PL611 in the Norwegian Barents Sea.

Investors Wary As Russian Pipeline Project Splits EU
Tuesday, December 22, 2015Investors are wary of pouring money into a planned doubling of Gazprom's Nord Stream gas link to Germany, analysts said, amid doubts about regulatory approvals and deep political divisions.

Sequa Calls Off Purchase of Norway Offshore Assets from Wintershall
Tuesday, December 22, 2015Sequa Petroleum has called off a planned $602 million purchase of Norwegian offshore field interests from Wintershall, the oil and gas subsidiary of BASF, citing a poor market environment.

Wintershall Makes Minor Oil Discovery in North Sea
Thursday, December 10, 2015Wintershall Norge AS makes a minor oil discovery near the Vega Sor field in the north-eastern North Sea.

Edvard Grieg Field Begins Production
Monday, November 30, 2015The Edvard Grieg oil field, located in the Norwegian North Sea, begins production.

Wintershall Joins 'Zero Routine Flaring by 2030' Initiative
Friday, November 27, 2015Wintershall joins World Bank's international initiative to end the worldwide flaring of associated gas during oil production by 2030.

Wintershall Completes Asset Swap with Gazprom
Thursday, October 01, 2015BASF subsidiary Wintershall swaps assets with Russia's Gazprom so that it can focus on oil and gas exploration and production.

Odfjell Secures Maria Field Drilling Contract
Monday, September 07, 2015Wintershall Norge has awarded Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger a contract for the drilling of 6 production wells on the Maria field in the Haltenbanken area on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Norway Approves Wintershall's Maria Oil Field Development
Friday, September 04, 2015Norway approves Wintershall's plan to develop the Maria oil and gas field in the Norwegian Sea.

Lundin Increases Exploration Spending in 2Q 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015Lundin Petroleum increases its exploration spending for 2Q 2015 by $16 million, compared to the first quarter of 2015.

Wintershall Calls for Better German Oil, Gas Regulation
Monday, June 29, 2015Wintershall warns of job losses in Germany's oil and gas industry as it calls for a proportionate regulatory framework for the sector in the country.

Suncor Energy Norge Drills Dry Well in North Sea
Wednesday, June 24, 2015Suncor Energy comes up dry in the 25/10-13 S exploration well, located in production license 571 in the central part of the North Sea.

Wintershall Norge Secures Drilling Permit for Well 10/4-1 Offshore Norway
Tuesday, June 23, 2015The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has awarded Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 10/4-1, located in production license 734 offshore Norway.

Wintershall Says in Talks to Join Nord Stream Expansion Plan
Friday, June 19, 2015Wintershall is in talks about joining an expansion plan for Gazprom's Baltic Sea gas pipeline called Nord Stream.

Wintershall Norge Drills Dry Well in North Sea
Thursday, June 18, 2015Wintershall Norge comes up dry in the wildcat well 35/12-5S, located southwest of the Gjoa field in the North Sea.

Wintershall Sells Norwegian Assets to Tellus Petroleum
Thursday, June 18, 2015German independent oil firm Wintershall is disposing of its holdings in selected fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in order to optimize its portfolio of assets.

Lundin Spuds 16/4-9 S Exploration Well in North Sea
Wednesday, June 17, 2015Lundin Petroleum announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lundin Norway, has spud the 16/4-9 S exploration well on the Luno II North prospect, located in the North Sea.

Wintershall's Unmanned North Sea Platform Produces First Gas
Tuesday, June 16, 2015Wintershall says its L6-B unmanned mini-platform in the Dutch North Sea has started to produce natural gas.