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22 Sep 23
Norway: The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and the Petroleum Safety Authority are changing their names
he Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and the Petroleum Safety Authority are changing their names. The NPD's new name will be the Norwegian Offshore Directorate. The PSA's new name will be the Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority.
22 Sep 23
Norway: Equinor drills dry well near the Munin field in the North Sea
Equinor is concluding the drilling of exploration well 30/11-15 in the North Sea. The well is dry. Equinor drilled the well on behalf of Aker BP, the operator of the production licence.
22 Sep 23
Turkey: UKOG provides Pinarova-1 testing update
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has announced that following the temporary suspension of Pinarova-1 testing operations, larger and more powerful 7-inch perforating guns have been sourced and testing operations will recommence as soon as possible.
22 Sep 23
Norway: Wintershall Dea granted drilling permit for well 6406/3-12 S in PL 836 S
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wintershall DEA Norge a drilling permit for well 6406/3-12 S in PL 836 S. The well will be drilled by the Transocean Norge semi-sub. Planned spud date is September 2023.
21 Sep 23
Norway: Norway's oil production in August higher than the NPD’s forecast
Preliminary production figures for August 2023 show an average daily production of 2,006,000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. Oil production in August is 1.0 percent higher than the NPD’s forecast and 0.2 percent lower than the forecast so far this year.
21 Sep 23
Spain: Nordex Group receives order from Ibereolica for approx. 60 MW in Spain
The Nordex Group has received an order for N155/5.X turbines for two wind farms in Spain from the independent renewable energy producer Ibereólica Renovables. The manufacturer is supplying 11 turbines for the 'Aciberos' and 'Padornelo 3' projects with a total capacity of approx. 60 MW.
21 Sep 23
UK: We’ve got you covered - Developing work programs for UKCS CO2 storage licenses
Last week the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) awarded licenses for carbon storage on the UK continental shelf, marking a pivotal moment in the road towards achievement of UK net zero targets. High-quality seismic data is essential to determine the level of uncertainty associated with a site and storage complex and the PGS data library offers excellent coverage of the areas awarded.
20 Sep 23
Austria: Vestas wins 46 MW project in Austria
Vestas has received a firm order from Windpark Engelhartstetten GmbH, a subsidiary of WindLandKraft GmbH, for the Engelhartstetten wind park in Lower Austria.
20 Sep 23
France: Q ENERGY starts construction of Europe's largest floating solar farm
Q ENERGY has announced the construction of 'Les Ilots Blandin' solar farm in the northwest of France. The solar farm will be built on the site of a former quarry in the Haute-Marne region of France. With 74.3 MW it is the biggest floating PV project in Europe to date. Provisional commissioning is planned for the first quarter of 2025.
20 Sep 23
UK: HyMarnham Power’s Green Hydrogen Project shortlisted for UK’s Net Zero Hydrogen Fund
HyMarnham Power, a joint venture between hydrogen pioneer GeoPura and sustainable waste processing leader JG Pears, has been shortlisted for the UK Government’s Net Zero Hydrogen Fund. The project, based in the East Midlands, will develop the production, storage, and transportation of low carbon hydrogen.
20 Sep 23
Union Jack Oil acquires 3 per cent interest in Beacon Energy
AIM-listed Union Jack Oil, a UK focused onshore hydrocarbon production, development and exploration company, has acquired a disclosable interest in Beacon Energy. Beacon is a full cycle oil and gas company with a portfolio of production, development, appraisal and exploration onshore German assets through its wholly owned subsidiary, Rhein Petroleum.
20 Sep 23
Norway: Longboat Energy announces minor discovery at the Velocette (PL1016) exploration well
Longboat Energy has announced a minor discovery at the Velocette (PL1016) exploration well in Norway. The exploration well 6607/3-1 S encountered hydrocarbons in the primary target but volumes are at the lower end of pre-drill expectations and the discovery is not considered to be commercial in isolation.
20 Sep 23
Var Energi announces successful refinancing
Vår Energi has announced the successful refinancing of the senior unsecured working capital facility of USD 1.5 billion with a new and extended USD 1.5 billion working capital facility maturing 1 November 2026.
19 Sep 23
UK: Climate and energy issues to feature at industry legal conference
Recent developments in climate change litigation, environmental and sustainability issues are some of the topical themes on the agenda at Offshore Energies UK’s (OEUK) Legal Conference which takes place in Aberdeen at Ardoe House Hotel on 28 September.
19 Sep 23
UK: Government officials among lineup for OEUK decarbonisation conference
Offshore Energies UK (OEUK), the leading representative body for the UK offshore energy sector, has announced the speakers for its brand new Decarbonisation Conference. The event, sponsored by Bluestreak CO2, and supported by ABB and Elemental Energies, will be held at the P&J Live in Aberdeen on October 12.
19 Sep 23
Denmark: Vestas wins 27 MW project in Denmark
Vestas has received a firm order from HOFOR for the Bjørnstrup wind park in Midtjylland, Denmark. The order consists of six V136-4.5 MW wind turbines.

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