New exploration director
Torgeir Stordal has been hired as the exploration director in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. He will start today, 1 September.
Stordal (55) studied applied geophysics and has a Master of Science from the University of Bergen (1987).
He has worked for Shell since 1989. His roles at Shell have included geophysicist and geologist within exploration and field development. In recent years, he has held several management positions within exploration. During the period 2009-2013, he was the exploration manager in Norske Shell and has since held a global role within resource evaluation at Shell’s headquarters in the Netherlands.
Stordal will take over from Sissel Eriksen, who will be leaving the management team after completing her rotation. Eriksen has been the exploration director in the NPD since September 2007.
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.