Production capacity at Johan Sverdrup oil field increasing to 500k barrels a day

The increase is around 60,000 barrels more than the original basis when the field came on stream over a year ago

Digital technologies help boost earnings at Johan Sverdrup oil field

Equinor says digital solutions helped increase subsurface understanding, ensure more efficient start-up of wells, higher stable production and more efficient maintenance

Petrobras commences oil and gas production near Brazil’s Búzios oil field

The company will utilise the P-70 floating, production, storage and offloading platform for the oil and gas production

Picture of oil and gas platforms in the UK North Sea.
First oil flows from BP’s giant North Sea development

It is seen as a significant moment for the oil and gas sector in the UK

Giant Norwegian oil field to keep emissions down with power from shore

The new solution is expected to make Johan Sverdrup one of the world’s most carbon efficient oil fields

Statoil gets started on shoring up North Sea emissions

Work has begun on laying 200km of power cables to connect the Johan Sverdrup field to shore

BP field expansion starts early and under budget

BP’s expansion of the Thunder Horse field in the Gulf of Mexico has started ahead of time and under budget. The development of the new subsea production system will boost the site’s production capacity by an additional 50,000 barrels of oil each day. The project has begun 11 months early and is expected to cost […]

Google invests $145m in solar plant on old oil field

Google is investing $145 million (£89m), helping convert a former oil and gas field into a solar power plant in the US. The 82MW Regulus solar project in Kern County in California will generate enough electricity to power 10,000 homes and support around 650 jobs. Nearly 250,000 solar panels will be fitted by SunEdison. The […]

Brazil to offer ‘30% of Libra oil field profits’

Brazil could offer as much as a 30% take to firms for developing its largest oil field, reports claim. The news follows the nation’s announcement last month to auction the rights to explore and develop blocks in the Libra field, with the first bidding round expected to start in October. According to reports, Brazil’s national […]

Helicopter chartered by French oil firm crashes in Peru

Thirteen people are missing in Peru after a helicopter, chartered by French oil company Perenco, crashed in the northern Amazon jungle yesterday. In a statement released, the firm said that “at this stage, no survivors have been found”. The MI-8 helicopter was carrying nine passengers and four crew members – all Peruvian nationals. Reports claim […]