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Monday, 11 May 2015 15:34

Shell Arctic spill plan

Shell released this video outlining its safety efforts for Arctic exploration. The company received conditional approval for its exploration plan…
Published in OE Media
Thursday, 19 March 2015 04:24

Arctic routes to be surveyed

The US' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is planning increased 2015 Arctic nautical charting operations, updating charts based on surveys…
Monday, 23 February 2015 02:34

Hope for Arctic oil yet?

According to the United States Geological Survey, the area above the Arctic Circle holds approximately 90 billion barrels of undiscovered,…
The Obama administration’s recently released draft proposed offshore oil and gas leasing program slams the door on industry and prevents…
Friday, 30 January 2015 09:47

Shell returning to the Arctic

Shell has its sights set for Arctic exploration this year by spending US$1 billion, after being absent since 2012. Ben…
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released the draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) that predicts a higher exploration…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 04:38

Shell seeks arctic extension

Shell has asked the Obama administration for five more years to explore for oil off Alaska’s coast, saying set backs…
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 10:49

DNV GL discusses Arctic challenges

Major oil and gas companies have several challenges to face when it comes to operating in the Arctic. Won Ho…
Published in OE Exclusive
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 17:56

BP launches Alaska drone program

The US Federal Aviation Administration announced approval for the first commercial drone flights over land in the US and the…
In early April, Rosneft and ExxonMobil began aerial gravity-magnetic surveys over offshore blocks in the Yuzhno-Chukotsky licence area in the…
Published in OE Press: 2014 / May
Thursday, 30 January 2014 03:23

Shell drops Alaska plan

Royal Dutch Shell has said it will quit its 2014 plans for drilling offshore Alaska, cut capital spending, and increase…
Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:58

US court strikes down Chukchi Sea EIS

A US court ruling has put a key document supporting oil major Shell's Chukchi Sea drilling in doubt. Over one…
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

Frosty prospects

Plans for arctic exploration and development continue apace—but will there be resources available? Elaine Maslin reports. The size of the…
Published in OE: 2013 / December
The National Snow & Ice Data Center, based at the University of Colorado in Boulder, issued a news release stating…
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 09:52

TGS begins Chukchi Sea survey

TGS has commenced acquisition of a 2D multi-client survey in the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska. The…
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