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Wintershall Granted Drilling Permit Offshore Norway - The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/11-20 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management... -

Oil and gas company Statoil gas processing and CO2 removal platform Sleipner T is pictured in the offshore near the Stavanger, Norway, February 11, 2016.

Western Europe’s biggest crude oil producer is likely to benefit from the deal between OPEC and Russia to cut output. Norway has refused to cut production and expects to see a surge in investment in its declining oil sector. 2016-12-11

All 11 passengers and two crew members were killed as a helicopter carrying people from a Statoil ASA-operated oil and gas field offshore Norway crashed on its way to Bergen on Norway’s west coast.

Norweigan oil company Statoil on Tuesday announced that, following in the footsteps of Royal Dutch Shell, it too would end its Arctic oil exploration program. Although their terms do not expire until 2020, the oil giant is abandoning 16 Statoil-operated leases, and its stake in 50 leases operated by ConocoPhillips, all in Alaska's Chukchi Sea. No wells were ever drilled.

Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // Mirror #reflection in the scenic inner harbor at #Traena, Norway, located along the #ArcticCircle at 66 degrees north. The Traena Church was built in 1773. Because of it’s offshore location during the Ice Ages, human settlement here dates back to the stone age. (Canon 5DIII, 16-35mm, 1/400 sec @ f11, ISO 1250) #NGexpeditions @NatGeoCreative @LindbladExp #LindbladExpeditions #Norway #NorwegianFjords #LofotenIslands

Given their potential to both drive down the cost of wind energy and increase the geographical range of feasible sites -- they'll be able to operate in much deeper waters than fixed-base turbines, floating wind turbines make sense. Norway's Statoil has gotten approval for the Hywind floating wind farm project off the coast of Scotland.