Statoil unveils first platform to be remote operated from land

Statoil has announced its first platform in Norway to be remote-controlled from land. The oil and gas giant said it plans to operate many of its other small to medium sizes rigs in the future remotely if the Valemon control room, which will control the Valemon platform, in Bergen is a success. Gunnar Nakken, Head […]

Statoil’s Mongstad refinery partially shut after leak

Norwegian oil giant Statoil has evacuated staff after a leak was detected at its Mongstad production facility. The incident was reported to its emergency centre at 7.14am this morning and parts of the plant have been shut down. The firm confirmed the leak has now been stopped and the cause of the incident is being […]

World’s first floating wind farm powers up in Scotland

  The world’s first floating wind farm has started generating power off the coast of Scotland. The 30MW Hywind wind farm is now delivering electricity to the Scottish grid. The five giant turbines, installed around 25 kilometres from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, will generate enough electricity to power 20,000 homes a year. The benefit of floating […]

Statoil makes ‘significant’ oil find on the UKCS

A partnership led by Statoil has made a new oil discovery on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The energy giant made the find in the Verbier sidetrack well in the outer Moray Firth, with a minimum of 25 million recoverable barrels of oil and an estimated maximum stretching up to 130 million barrels. The partnership, […]

Oil giant Statoil takes first step into solar sector

Norwegian oil giant Statoil is taking its first step into the solar industry with a Brazilian joint venture. It has signed an agreement to buy a 40% share in the 162MW Apodi solar project from Norway’s Scatec Solar. Located in the municipality of Quixeré, it will generate enough electricity to power around 160,000 homes. Statoil […]

Shell, Statoil and Total join forces for CCS

Three oil giants have joined forces to deliver large scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Norway. Shell, Statoil and Total have signed a partnership agreement to mature the development of CCS on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). Earlier this year, the Norwegian Government awarded a contract to Statoil for the first phase of the […]

Statoil exceeds 2020 oil and gas goals early

Statoil has already achieved its 2020 target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the Norwegian Continental Shelf by 1.2 million tonnes each year. This greenhouse gas emission reduction is equivalent to taking roughly 600,000 cars off the roads. In 2008, the petroleum industry set a collective plan to cut one million tonnes of carbon dioxide […]

Statoil partners up for energy innovation drive

Statoil has partnered with an entrepreneur network to launch a global accelerator programme for ambitious energy innovators. Alongside Techstars, the energy giant aims to identify, recruit and select the world’s 10 most promising energy projects to receive initial funding of $120,000 (£88,600) which will help them compress two years of development work into 13 weeks. […]

Last of 67 turbines installed at UK offshore wind farm

The last of the 67 turbines has been installed at Dudgeon offshore wind farm. Located 32 kilometres off the coast of Norfolk, the wind farm has a total capacity of 402MW. It will generate enough power for 410,000 homes when fully operational later this year. Developer Statoil said the project has been completed below the […]

SSE and Statoil team up for UK offshore wind projects

SSE has formed a joint venture with Norwegian firm Statoil to drive forward the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind projects. The 50:50 partnership will see both companies work collaboratively to progress three of the four consented projects towards financial investment decisions. That includes the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A and B and Dogger Bank Teesside A, […]