Norway’s state-owned energy giant Equinor has secured a drilling permit from the country’s authorities for an appraisal well in the North Sea off Norway. The drilling work is expected to be carried out using one of Odfjell Drilling’s rigs.
Norwegian and Swedish seismic institutes have recorded two underwater blasts before the discovery of the gas leaks on the Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea linking Russia and Europe, prompting an investigation by authorities amid suspicions of sabotage.
UK-headquartered energy giant BP has awarded a long-term, multi-region deal, covering its offshore portfolio, to Wood Plc, a compatriot oilfield services provider. This contract will enable the UK player to support BP’s “efficient and safe” energy production.