The Anonymous Widower

Three Players Pursuing Floating Offshore Wind Opportunities At Barents Sea Oil Field

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on

This is the sub-heading.

Norwegian oil and gas company Vår Energi has entered into a collaboration with a consortium consisting of Odfjell Oceanwind and Source Galileo to explore opportunities for floating offshore wind through a pilot project at a field located in the Barents Sea off Norway.

The article mentions the Goliat oil field, which is located 85 kilometres (53 mi) northwest of Hammerfest.

This Google Map shows the location of Hammerfest.


  1. Hammerfest is marked by the red arrow.
  2. Hammerfest is the northernmost town in the world with more than 10,000 inhabitants.
  3. The furthest North, I’ve been in Europe is to Trondheim, which is in the South-West corner of the map.
  4. To the East of Hammerfest Norway and Russia have a common border and beyond that is the Russian port of Murmansk.

Many years ago, my first visits to Ipswich Town were courtesy of the Official Receiver for Ipswich; John Richardson, who was my parents’ next door neighbour in Felixstowe.

John was an interesting guy, who during the Second World War had been on the Arctic convoys to Murmansk and Archangel. The Wikipedia entry for Arctic Convoys Of World War Two, gives some details.

His descriptions of the weather in the area were horrendous and it makes me wonder why the Norwegians want to extract oil in those conditions. And now generate wind power.

This is the first sentence of the article.

Vår Energi disclosed the deal on Wednesday, 26 April 2023, explaining that the project, called GoliatVind, was a pilot project to demonstrate new, Norwegian offshore wind technology.

So is it all about new technology?

April 27, 2023 - Posted by | Energy | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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