NCS No. 2-2016
Expanding oil activities in the far north mean that Svalbard is playing an increasingly important role in understanding the regional geology.
The many mountain ranges in these Arctic islands serve literally as display windows for the sub-surface on the northern NCS.
This issue has also challenged various groups and key personnel to give their views on the way forward for the NCS.
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Go-ahead for Hanz
The authorities have consented to start-up of production on the Hanz accumulation on the Ivar Aasen field in the North Sea.
Drilling permit for well 7220/2-2
The Norwegian Offshore Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS drilling permit for well 7220/2-2 in production licence 1080, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Production figures January 2024
Preliminary production figures for January 2024 show an average daily production of 2 071 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.
Dry well in the North Sea
Exploration well 35/11-28 S "Harden sør" in the North Sea proved to be dry. Equinor Energy AS is the operator of production licence 248 C.
Dry wells in the North Sea
Vår Energi drilled wells 25/7-12 S and A 200 kilometres northwest of Stavanger, both of which were dry.
Drilling permit for well 36/7-5 S
The Norwegian Offshore Directorate has granted Neptune Energy Norge AS drilling permit for well 36/7-5 S in production licence 636, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.