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Saipem Nearing Deal for Russian LNG Work

Dec 18, 2018

Italian energy contractor Saipem plans to sign a deal this week with Novatek to build offshore platforms for the Russian firm's liquefied natural gas project, Arctic LNG 2, two sources close to talks told Reuters.Novatek aims to produce as much LNG as Qatar…

Gazprom Neft Sees 2019 Investment at $5.6 Bln

Dec 17, 2018

Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft said on Monday that it expected its 2019 investment excluding joint ventures to total 374 billion roubles ($5.62 billion).It said it expects its 2018 hydrocarbons output to stand at 92.8 million tonnes of oil equivalent in 2018…

Norway Postpones Decision on Arctic Oil Terminal

Dec 14, 2018

The Norwegian government has postponed a decision on whether to mandate the construction of an oil processing terminal near the Arctic tip of northern Europe until the third quarter of next year, it said on Friday.If built, the onshore Veidnes…

Eni Must Improve Safety in the Arctic -Norway Watchdog

Dec 11, 2018

Italian oil company Eni must do more to improve safety at its Arctic Goliat oilfield, which produces up to 100,000 barrels of crude per day, Norway's oil safety watchdog said on Tuesday.The world's northernmost oilfield has suffered a number of incidents since it started production in March 2016…

ESVAGT Eyes Arctic Opportunities

Dec 06, 2018

Offshore vessel owner ESVAGT says it has set its sights on growth opportunities in Arctic regions where an uptick in oil and gas production is expected in coming years. In the Barents Sea, for example, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate as…

Enhancing Safe Ship Operations in Arctic

Nov 19, 2018

The European Union (EU)-funded 'Safe maritime operations under extreme conditions: the Arctic case' (SEDNA) project is developing ways to improve the design, operation, navigation and anti-icing features of ships traversing the harsh Arctic region…

Rosneft Snubs Government Oil Meeting

Nov 08, 2018

Russia's largest oil firm, Rosneft, snubbed a meeting chaired by Energy Minister Alexander Novak on Thursday aimed at consulting domestic energy companies as leading global producers signal a possible cut in crude output.A return to oil production…

Equinor, BHP Secure Blocks off Eastern Canada

Nov 07, 2018

BHP and Equinor secured exploration blocks of the eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador in a bid offering Wednesday that drew record high net bidding over C$1.3 billion.BHP will operate two exploration parcels in the offshore Orphan Basin…

Equinor Finds More Oil in Arctic Field

Oct 29, 2018

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has found more oil near its Johan Castberg field in the Arctic Barents Sea, the company said on Monday.The Skruis exploration well, drilled about 8 kilometers north of the original discovery, indicated a volume of 12-25 million recoverable barrels of oil…

Gazprom CEO Says Output Up This Year

Oct 18, 2018

Gazprom's output in the last nine and a half months is up by 6.8 percent year on year and the Russian gas producer expects production close to 500 billion cubic metres (bcm) this year, RIA news agency cited its chief executive as saying.The TASS news agency…

Novatek Finds Resource Base in North-Obskiy

Oct 10, 2018

Novatek said its Arctic LNG 3 unit confirmed the discovery of a new natural gas and gas condensate field at the North-Obskiy license area located in the shallow waters of the Ob Bay.The Yamal LNG operator said in a press statement that  its…

Chevron becomes first oil major to exit Norway

Oct 10, 2018

U.S. oil firm Chevron will become the first oil major to formally exit the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) as it transfers its last stake in an exploration license, according to a government letter.Oil majors, including Exxon Mobil, BP and Shell…

Australian Icebreaker Floats Out

Sep 26, 2018

The new Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) RSV Nuyina currently under construction at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania has been floated out and maneuvered 250 meters to a quayside berth where the ongoing construction and outfitting process will take place…

Yamal LNG production begins

Dec 05, 2017

The Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction plant has started production, with the first LNG cargo export scheduled for 8 December. The Christophe de Margerie tanker, named for the former Total CEO…

OE17: Focus on the Arctic

Sep 07, 2017

One of the most anticipated exploration wells in Europe this year was the multi-billion barrel potential Arctic Korpfjell prospect in the Barents Sea. While the probe, completed late September, didn't prove commercial volumes, the region…

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