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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....

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Glamox awarded LED lighting contract for Statoil's Johan Sverdrup Field Centre 12 June 2015

Glamox is pleased to announce that Glamox AS has signed a framework agreement to supply the LED lighting package for the Johan Sverdrup Field Centre, one of the largest oil fields on the Norwegian continental shelf. The Johan Sverdrup field is planned as a phased development, with a Field Centre and tie-backs of subsea templates and standalone well head platforms. ...

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Statoil says North Sea platform leak in February 2015 had “major incident potential.” 01 June 2015

After a three-month internal investigation, Norwegian oil and gas group Statoil said that a condensate leak on the Gudrun platform in the North Sea on 18 February 2015 had been classified to be of the highest degree of seriousness....

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UK approves world’s largest offshore windfarm in North Sea 18 February 2015

On February 17 the UK government approved a 2,400 megawatt (MW) capacity wind generation project in the British sector of the North Sea. The 400-turbine Dogger Bank Creyke Beck project, being developed by the Forewind consortium, will cover 430 sq miles and is expected to generate enough electricity to power nearly 2m homes and support 900 full-time jobs....

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PSA orders Statoil to review systems following North Sea hydrocarbon leak 28 August 2014

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has issued an order to Statoil following the investigation into the leak at Statfjord C platform in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, which identified serious breaches of regulations....

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News Extra: Foreign oil workers return to In Amenas gas plant in Algeria 15 July 2014

At the end of June, Reuters reported that the first foreign oil workers had returned to work at Algeria's In Amenas gas plant nearly a year and a half after the Islamist terrorist attack that killed 40 people. Citing an unidentified source at Sonatrach, the Algerian state energy company, the report said twelve expatriate workers were working at the gas facility and this number would expand progressively  in the future....

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Statoil shuts production from Snorre B platform after hydrocarbon leak 20 May 2014

On May 19, Norwegian energy company Statoil said it had shut down production from its Snorre B platform in the North Sea and evacuated a quarter of the personnel after detecting a soil shift and an oil leak. The leak was into a recently identified crater measuring 100 cubic metres affiliated with a well at one of four seabed production frames....

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Safety watchdog says Norway LNG leak could have resulted in serious explosion 16 May 2014

A leak at Statoil's liquefied natural gas plant at Melkøya in the Norwegian Arctic in January 2014 could have caused an explosion, killing workers and seriously damaging the facility, the Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway (PSA) said on May 14. "Had the hydrocarbon leak ignited, an explosion would have resulted that could have caused two fatalities," the safety watchdog said. ...

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Norway to terminate Mongstad carbon capture programme 27 September 2013

The Norwegian oil and energy ministry has announced the development of full-scale carbon dioxide capture at Mongstad had been discontinued because of cost overruns and delays. Statoil, which is in charge of the project, said that it has taken note of the decision and is now beginning work in order to ensure a smooth project conclusion....