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Friday, 30 January 2015 12:16

BOEM issues GoM draft EIS

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released the draft supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) for the US Gulf of…
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…
Thursday, 29 January 2015 04:29

Fugro invests in Arctic survey capability

The Research & Development Corp. (RDC) is investing US$4.9 million in a multi-purpose survey, support and research and development vessel…
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:10

US details new offshore leasing program

The US Department of the Interior today (Tuesday) announced details of a proposed oil and gas leasing program for 2017-2022.…
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 11:41

Statoil returns Greenland licenses

Norwegian explorer Statoil returned three licenses off the west coast of Greenland this month, the company confirmed. The reduction follows…
Thursday, 22 January 2015 11:03

North Dragon semisub completed

China’s CIMC Raffles completed its first Arctic-operable semisubmersible for client North Sea Rigs at its Yantai yard, the company announced…
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:51

Norway cranks open Barents

Norway's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy today cranked open the door to Barents Sea exploration by putting some 54 blocks…
Friday, 16 January 2015 11:04

Gazprom Neft awarded two Arctic blocks

Gazprom Neft’s subsidiary, Gazpromneft Sakhalin has been awarded subsoil-use rights to two blocks in the Russian Arctic. Image from Gazprom Neft.  …
Schnitger President Monica Schnitger urged oil and gas companies to explore and exploit the latest technologies to have successful projects…
Published in OE Exclusive
Thursday, 01 January 2015 00:00

2015 – the global risk outlook

The landscape of risk will continue to change in 2015 for the offshore upstream sector. While new risks are expected…
Published in OE: 2015 / January
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 02:57

Arctech Helsinki bought out by Russians

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has moved into full Russian ownership after United Shipbuilding Corporation bought the other half of the company's…
Thursday, 18 December 2014 04:31

Chevron cancels Beaufort plans

Chevron has said it is canceling plans to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea in Canada's Arctic because of…
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 09:43

Service during sanctions

For Western-based service companies whose products or personnel were at work in the waters off the Russia, projects that were…
Published in OE Exclusive
Monday, 08 December 2014 10:19

West Alpha to drill at Balder for ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) to use the West Alpha semisubmersible drilling rig on the…
Thursday, 04 December 2014 14:40

Rosneft: Kara Sea field reserves confirmed

Russian authorities confirmed the reserves in the Pobeda oil and gas field, located on the Kara Sea shelf, Rosneft announced.…