Gas Discovery in Norway at Barents Sea

Gas Discovery in Norway at Barents SeaThe biggest energy company in Norway, Statoil ASA, made a natural gas discovery at Iskrystall- Johan Castberg oilfields in Barents Sea. The company‘s main goal was to find oil to boost its reserves, but instead, a natural gas reserve was found. The Iskrystall holds 25 million barrels of oil equivalent in gas.

Gro Haatvedt, Statoil’s senior vice president for exploration in Norway, stated this week, “Our main goal was to find oil in Iskrystall, but unfortunately it did not materialize…We still believe we can prove more oil resources in the Johan Castberg area and will continue our exploration effort with two more wells in the Skavl and Kramsnoe prospects.”

As the new explorations continue, Norway is looking for talent to join their teams in the oil and gas sector. Many oil companies are recruiting foreign talent through, an online recruitment website that posts daily job vacancies in the Norwegian oil and gas industry. Here are some examples of recent job opportunities in Norway:

  • Project Manager at National Oilwell Varco in Arendal
  • Senior Subsea Engineer at Experis in Rogaland
  • Sourcing Engineer- New Product Development in Stavanger
  • Project Engineer at Experis in Oslo

To find out more about job opportunities in the Norwegian oil and gas industry, visit

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