Norway’s Equinor expects the startup of its flagship Barents Sea oil project, Johan Castberg, to be delayed into 2023 as the coronavirus pandemic holds up work across the construction yards involved, it said July 24. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The project, entailing construction work in Norway and Singapore, is the poster-child for the Norwegian industry’s somewhat faltering expansion into the Barents Sea. It is expected to produce 205,000 b/d of crude at peak, with the oil offloaded directly onto tankers. It had been due on stream in the fourth quarter 2022, but this is no longer likely, Equinor told S&P Global Platts in an email. “The COVID-19 situation continues to affect progress at Johan Castberg with limited activities at the yards. This is expected […]