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Equinor partners with Microsoft for cloud services delivered from new cloud data centers in Norway

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The partnership with Microsoft enables Equinor to shape and accelerate the development of fit for purpose IT services for the energy industry, and secure a faster transition to the cloud. Leveraging the cloud is a prerequisite for the energy industry’s transformation towards a digital future. Secure, reliable and cost-efficient operations are a requirement for Equinor’s adoption of the cloud. “The rapid technology development creates new opportunities, and the partnership enables our digital journey to deliver more safe, secure and efficient o... Read More »

Equinor enters solar project in Argentina

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The Norwegian independent solar power producer Scatec Solar is acquiring the other 50% of the asset. "We are very pleased to have acquired a stake in this opportunity. We are entering a renewable market with growth potential through a mature and advanced solar project. Following a dramatic reduction in cost for solar, we are looking forward to work with our partner, the Argentinean authorities and the local supply chain to advance solar as a competitive source of energy," says Irene Rummelhoff, Executive Vice President of New Energy Solutions ... Read More »

Equinor completes acquisition of 25% interest in Brazil’s Roncador oil field

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Reflecting equity volumes produced since the effective date of 1 January 2018 and the deposit paid upon the signing of the transaction, Equinor has paid Petrobras an adjusted cash consideration of USD 2.0 billion. There remain additional contingent payments of up to USD 550 million related to investments in projects to increase the recovery from the field. Based on current production the interest in Roncador, the third largest producing field in Brazil, increases Equinor’s equity production in Brazil by around 150% to around 100,000 boe per ... Read More »

Equinor joins UN action platform for sustainable ocean business

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“Equinor provides energy to millions of people every day from our offshore operations around the world. As one of the world’s largest offshore operators of oil and gas and an innovator in offshore wind, ocean sustainability is at the heart of our operations and strategy. We are proud to be part of the leadership in the United Nations Global Compact action platform for sustainable oceans,” says Bjørn Otto Sverdrup, senior vice president for corporate sustainability in Equinor. “Caring for the oceans is part of our DNA. With our background fro... Read More »

The Johan Sverdrup drilling platform installed

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On Thursday 31 May the topside for the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform sailed from the Aibel yard in Haugesund to Bømlafjorden at Stord. Here the 22,000-tonne steel structure was transferred from the barge to Pioneering Spirit, the world’s biggest heavy-lift vessel. All set for the eleven-hour journey to the jacket waiting for its topside on the Johan Sverdrup field. After initial preparations, the actual installation job took only three hours. This makes it likely the fastest ever installation of a large, fully completed topside. The se... Read More »

Adding 70 million profitable barrels

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Last autumn the Fram licence partners decided to invest more than NOK 1 billion in a new gas module on Troll C, and now they have decided to drill three new wells on the field for NOK 1.9 billion. The three wells will give 70 million new barrels of oil and gas, thanks to higher gas processing capacity on Troll C. The installation preparations for the gas module started early in May, and the installation work on the platform will commence in June. Start-up of the new gas module is expected in the autumn of 2019. Accelerating the recover... Read More »

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