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Equinor to clean up Bahamas terminal oil spill following hurricane 10 September 2019

Norwegian energy company Equinor has said it will tackle an oil spill from its South Riding Point oil terminal on the Bahamian island of Grand Bahama after tanks on the site were damaged by Hurricane Dorian. Images on social media showed leaks down one of the three tanks on the site and on the ground nearby....

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Regulator identifies serious breaches of safety regulations on Equinor’s Oseberg A platform 26 June 2019

The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), Norway’s oil and gas safety regulatory body, has ordered Equinor to rectify serious breaches of regulations relating to the alarm systems in the control room on the Oseberg A platform in the northern North Sea. This follows an audit of these systems in March 2019....

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Largest party in Norway strikes blow against country’s oil and gas sector 12 April 2019

The opposition Labour party, the largest in Norway’s parliament, has delivered a significant blow to the country’s huge oil and gas industry after withdrawing support for exploratory drilling off the Lofoten Islands in the Arctic. This creates a large parliamentary majority against oil exploration off the islands, considered to be an area of great scenic and wildlife importance, and illustrates growing opposition to fossil fuels across the country.

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Norway regulator investigates Equinor LNG plant outage 01 April 2019

The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), Norway’s oil regulator, said on March 29 it was investigating the causes of an outage earlier in the month at Equinor’s Melkøya LNG plant near Hammerfest in the far north of the country. Equinor shut down the plant on 11 March 2019 in order to repair deficiencies in a number of safety valves....

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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....