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Monday, 31 August 2015 11:57

Shell freezes Arctic operations

Shell disconnected the Noble Discoverer drillship from its anchors in the Chukchi Sea after weather temporarily put a halt to…
Two Norwegian polar researchers have returned from a project to collect seismic data over an area of the Arctic usually…
Friday, 21 August 2015 12:26

Polarled crosses the Arctic Circle

On 21 August the Polarled gas pipeline crossed 66° and 33 minutes north of the equator becoming the first pipeline…
After nearly two years, Gazprom Neft Shelf has brought its second well into production at the Prirazlomnoye field in the…
Thursday, 20 August 2015 03:11

Pay day for Eni's Goliat nears

Italy's Eni is close to starting producing from Norway's first Arctic oil development, reports Reuters. Production from the Goliat field,…
Monday, 17 August 2015 15:14

Shell approved to drill deeper in Arctic

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has given Shell final approval to drill into deeper into hydrocarbon-bearing…
Friday, 07 August 2015 03:34

Russia seeks to extend Arctic territory

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs earlier this week announced it had submitted a revised bid claiming 1.2 million sq km…
Monday, 03 August 2015 10:11

Shell begins Arctic drilling

The Transocean Polar Pioneer semisubmersible officially began Shell’s US$1 billion Arctic drilling program in the Chukchi Sea on 30 July.…
Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:02

BSEE limits Shell's Arctic drilling

Shell’s arrival in the Chukchi Sea came with limitations from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) that allows…
Published in OE Daily: 2015 / July
Friday, 17 July 2015 10:49

Shell Arctic rigs get BSEE inspection

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) inspected Shell’s drilling rigs for its US$1 billion Arctic drilling program, the…
Published in OE Daily: 2015 / July
Fugro delivered a bespoke structural monitoring system for Exxon Neftegas, as operator for, and on behalf of, the Sakhalin-1 consortium,…
Published in OE Press: 2015 / July
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 15:48

Shell's Arctic program hits new snag

The Fennica icebreaker vessel that Shell planned to use as part of its Chukchi Sea drilling operations had to return to Dutch…
Published in OE Daily: 2015 / July
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 18:40

Noble Discoverer now Arctic-bound

The US Coast Guard (USCG) reported that the Noble Discoverer drillship has left the Port of Everett, Washington, in the…
Published in OE Daily: 2015 / June
Monday, 29 June 2015 09:28

BP, ExxonMobil suspend Arctic work

An oil industry consortium that includes BP and ExxonMobil suspended a Canadian arctic exploration program in the Beaufort Sea region…
Published in OE Press: 2015 / June
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 12:42

API: Prioritize Arctic development

API encouraged congress and regulators to prioritize Arctic offshore oil and natural gas development as the House Natural Resources Committee…
Published in OE Press: 2015 / June