This year’s seismic acquisition complete
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has had a successful seismic season, which wound up 19 August.
About 5,600 kilometres of two-dimensional (2D) seismic has been acquired in the northern Barents Sea since 18 July. This is a continuation of the acquisitions which the NPD conducted in the southeastern and northern Barents Sea since 2011.
According to exploration director Sissel Eriksen, this year’s operation was very successful, and finished nearly one month ahead of schedule.
“Due to good weather and few technical issues, the acquisition was even more efficient than planned,” she says.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate hired Dolphin Geophysics for the assignment, and the survey was carried out with the Artemis Atlantic seismic vessel. The ship has now arrived Hammerfest for demobilisation and crew change.
Production figures February 2023
Preliminary production figures for February 2023 show an average daily production of 1 994 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.
New Diskos data type: multi-gigapixel palynology slides
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's digitalisation project Avatara-p has produced over thirty thousand digital palynological slides from 284 released wells. This expanding dataset of 57 terabytes is now available in Diskos.
Drilling permit for well 6406/5-2 S
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS drilling permit for well 6406/5-2 S, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Five companies have applied for CO2 storage acreage
The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has received applications from five companies in connection with the announcement of an area in the North Sea for potential storage of CO2 on the Norwegian shelf.