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Oil Companies Work In Extreme Conditions
2012-11-26 11:49:18

University of Stavanger The northward shift of Norway's oil industry means it must adjust to temperatures down to -30°C, storms, sleet and snow, and drift ice; and to the blackest night "Try to imagine changing a tyre in freezing weather, snow and darkness," says professor Tore Markeset, a specialist in cold climate technology at the University of Stavanger (UiS). That is his way of visualizing the challenges facing oil companies seeking to produce oil and gas from the far north...

Ups And Downs Of The Norwegian Sea
2012-11-20 09:57:08

ESA An anticlockwise rotation of sea-surface height patterns has been observed near Norway´s west coast. Archived data from radar altimeters on the ERS-1, ERS-2 and Envisat satellites show the wave-like motion around the center of the Lofoten Basin. The Lofoten Basin is a topographic depression about 3500 m deep in the Norwegian Sea and plays an important role in sustaining global ocean circulation. It is a transit area for the warm and saline Atlantic Water on its way to the...

2009-05-01 04:32:00

LONDON, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chevron Europe, Eurasia and Middle East, an affiliate of Chevron Corporation, today announced that it has successfully bid for the exploration rights in nine blocks awarded in the 20th Norwegian Licensing Round. The blocks are located in the Outer Voring Basin in the Norwegian Sea, approximately 155 miles (250 kilometers) west of the coast of Kristiansund, in 3000 feet (1000 meters) of water. Chevron has been appointed as the operator with a...

2008-10-17 09:00:23

StatoilHydro has concluded the drilling of exploration well 6707/10-2S in the Norwegian Sea. The well was drilled in production license PL218, which is located southeast of the Luva gas find and 280km west of Sandnessjoen in Norway. StatoilHydro is the operator of the license. The purpose of the well was to confirm gas in reservoir rocks from the Late Cretaceous age in a prospect called Haklang. A 127-meter long gas column was proven in a reservoir with good production qualities. Core...