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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....

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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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