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Monday, 12 September 2016 06:33

New Russian arctic exploration on hold

The Russian government is temporarily banning new licenses for offshore field development on the Russian Arctic shelf, the Minister of…
Friday, 09 September 2016 10:01

Goliat to remain shut down

Eni Norge’s management has decided to keep the Goliat field shut down until “measures are implemented and its platforms can…
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 04:09

Gazprom adds new wells at Prirazlomnoye

Gazpromneft has brought a further two production wells (its third and fourth) into production at the Prirazlomnoye field in the…
New and "final" regulations regarding drilling in the US Arctic have been jointly issued by the country's authorities, including a…
Published in OE Daily: 2016 / July
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 14:19

Shell gives up Arctic acreage

Supermajor Shell has donated nearly 9000sq km of its Arctic exploration permits to the Nature Conservancy of Canada to support…
Published in OE Daily: 2016 / June
Monday, 23 May 2016 04:00

COSL starting Arctic seismic shoot

China's China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL) has been awarded a contract for 3D seismic acquisition covering a total area of…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / May
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 13:46

Supermajors drop Arctic leases

Several supermajor oil and gas companies including Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell, Italian giant Eni, and US supermajor ConocoPhillips have surrendered more…
Published in OE Daily: 2016 / May
Fugro has begun a three-year period of metocean and ice data acquisition as part of the Barents Sea Metocean and…
Sunday, 01 May 2016 00:00

Single phase

Switzerland-headquartered Sulzer is promoting single-phase boosting supported by subsea separation. The industrial engineering and manufacturing firm launched itself into the…
Published in OE: 2016 / May
As part of the Obama Administration’s on-going commitment to a cleaner, more secure energy future, Janice Schneider, assistant secretary, Land…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / March
Monday, 14 March 2016 04:08

VIDEO: Goliat finally achieves first oil

Production has finally started from Norway’s first Arctic oil field, at the Goliat floating production facility in the Barents Sea. …
Published in OE Daily: 2016 / March
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) staff recently participated in the Alaska Regional Response Team (RRT) meeting to…
Thursday, 04 February 2016 17:38

Noble retires ex-Shell drillship

Noble Corp. will retire two offshore drilling units, jackup Noble Charles Copeland and former Shell Arctic drillship, Noble Discoverer, the…
Thursday, 28 January 2016 05:14

Oil firms still eyeing arctic exploration

Despite a multibillion dollar backlog of projects, put on hold amid US$30-50/bbl oil prices, exploration firms are still eyeing resources…
Earthjustice, on behalf of eight conservation groups, filed to intervene in a case before the Interior Board of Land Appeals…