Norway's Water Resources and Energy Directorate approved construction applications for five small hydropower plants in western Norway's Suldal and Sauda municipalities.
The company is selling these to Finnish St1. St1 is also acquiring the rest of Shell's so-termed downstream business in Norway.
Rig company COSL's employees save 100 colleagues from losing their jobs.
The WWF thinks the government is betting billions of kroner of taxpayers' money on projects that will not be developed when they announce new exploration licences in the northern part of the Barents Sea's southeastern sector.
Rowan management refuse employees local wage negotiations possibility.
The company in the western Norway's Klepp municipality does not think things in the oil service sector will improve soon.
German oil company Wintershall announces that the Norwegian Sea's Maria field has 40 million further barrels of oil and gas than first thought.
The Norwegian energy giant's membership of an American lobby organisation that gives financial support to politicians sceptical to the climate stirs the Liberal (V) and Labour (Ap) Parties.
* Oil production so far about 1% higher than NPD thought. * Some 2% up on 2013. * Production sank in October.
Progress' (FrP) Petroleum and Energy Minister Tord Lien got Rimfaksdalen, Statoil's last fast track project for now, as a Christmas present.
The Spanish company pays EUR 6.62bn to buy Canadian Talisman. The scandal-hit Yme platform comes with the acquisition.
Almost 150 are to lose their jobs at the oil service company in total.
They could end up in the desk drawer because they need a per barrel oil price of 65 dollars or above.
Over 100 people have waited for almost a week at Sola heliport to get to work in the North Sea.
All offshore helicopter traffic from Stavanger, Bergen and Florø is grounded for a third day.
They still rate high with engineers and economists despite the downsizings and oil price crisis.
Delays and cancellations continue as conditions remain inclement.
Rich countries have pledged more than NOK 70bn in climate aid to poor economies so far, according to an overview from news agency AFP.
Guests are failing the hotels, with Stavanger being the only major city feeling the pinch.
Activists asked Statoil to go home.
BP flies Valhall field personnel to land before bad weather hits, Tuesday afternoon. Major fields such as Statfjord and Ekofisk are not affected, however.
Norges bank must cut the basic rate of interest now, financial experts think.
The leak on the island off Hammerfest occurred earlier today.
The company is also examining cost levels in Norway.
40 employees at the oil service company were in danger of losing their jobs. Then the union and management at Odfjell found a solution.
The company does not require three of these from the New Year now and is prolonging the work pause.
The government has presented a proposal to inject NOK 5bn into Statkraft. Lower dividends will mean the company's equity will be strengthened with NOK 10bn, total.
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