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Equinor ASA

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Equinor increases resource estimate, reduces investment cost forecast for giant Sverdrup oilfield 28 August 2018

On August 27, Norwegian oil group Equinor upped its estimate for the Johan Sverdrup oilfield in the North Sea to 2.2 - 3.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent, up from a previous forecast of 2.1 - 3.1 billion barrels. It also said the cost of developing the oilfield, the North Sea’s largest discovery in more than three decades, would be lower than it originally forecast....

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Statoil rebrands to distance itself from oil and gas roots 19 March 2018

Statoil ASA, Norway’s biggest petroleum company, will change its name to Equinor to reflect its move beyond oil and gas production into renewables. The name reflects the starting point for equal, equality and equilibrium, and “nor,” to signal the company’s Norwegian origin, according to Statoil, which is 67% controlled by the government....

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PSA Norway issues report into hydrocarbon leak from Åsgard A 11 September 2017

The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has completed its investigation into a hydrocarbon leak on 10 March 2017 from the S template on Åsgard A. Although there were no casualties, about 31 tonnes of gas and 1.6 tonnes of condensate leaked into the sea and production from the S template was halted for 28 days. Several breaches of regulations have been identified....

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World’s first floating wind farm being assembled off coast of north-east Scotland 25 July 2017

Construction has begun on the world’s first full-scale floating wind farm, around 15 miles off the coast of north-east Scotland. Five giant turbines will be installed in the Hywind project by operator Statoil of Norway, which together are expected to provide 30 megawatts of energy, enough to power 20,000 homes. One of the turbines was installed in late July, with the rest expected to be in place by the end of August....

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Statoil says October gas terminal incident could have killed staff 21 December 2016

An incident at Statoil's Sture gas terminal in western Norway on October 12, where five people were injured in a hydrogen sulphide (H2S) release, was highly serious and could have resulted in fatalities, the Norwegian oil major said on December 21. One of the five individuals was critically injured, one seriously injured and three individuals were slightly injured. All made a full recovery and are now back in normal work....

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Statoil experiences three safety incidents in North Sea over one weekend 17 October 2016

On October 15 and 16, Norwegian state-owned oil company Statoil shut down three rigs in the North Sea after separate incidents. The most serious saw the company evacuating some personnel from the Statfjord A platform after fire broke out in a utility shaft on October 16. Two Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters were mobilised as well an emergency response vessel....

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Statoil announces major Barents Sea drilling campaign for 2017 05 September 2016

On August 30, Statoil announced that it will carry out a major drilling programme next year in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea. The announcement was made at ONS, Norway’s largest oil conference, and follows the Norwegian oil group’s decision to increase its share in a number of permit areas to the north of the country. ...

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Eleven killed, two missing in North Sea after Norwegian helicopter crash 29 April 2016

Eleven bodies have been recovered after a helicopter carrying oil workers from a platform in the North Sea came down close to the island of Turøy near Bergen. Thirteen people were on board the aircraft, which was ferrying workers to the mainland from Statoil’s Gullfaks B oil platform in the North Sea....

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North Sea oil worker killed by freak wave 04 January 2016

A freak wave killed one worker and injured two others on a semi-submersible rig operating on the Troll field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The wave hit the COSL Innovator on December 30 approximately 40 miles west of Bergen, and Aker Solutions has since confirmed the deceased man was one of its staff....

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Statoil says first ever subsea gas compression plant now online 22 September 2015

Statoil announced on September 17 that the first subsea gas compression facility in the world had started operations at Åsgard in the Norwegian Sea. Subsea compression will add some 306 million barrels of oil equivalent to total output over the field’s life, the Norwegian company said, and offers new opportunities in deeper waters and in areas far from shore....