Offshore Arctic News - page 10

Keeping up with Arctic regulations

Oct 01, 2016

Jerry Lee looks into Arctic-rated safety equipment that seeks to make it eaiser to comply with regulations around the globe. Arctic capping stack with remote BOP control and intervention subsea accumulator module…

Goliat resumes production

Sep 27, 2016

Production has resumed at the Goliat field early Tuesday morning (27 September), in the Norwegian Barents Sea, according to operator Eni Norge. Eni says full production is expected to be reached shortly, with full reinjection of gas and produced water…

New Russian arctic exploration on hold

Sep 12, 2016

The Russian government is temporarily banning new licenses for offshore field development on the Russian Arctic shelf, the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi has said. The move appears to be aimed at focusing investment on existing development projects…

Goliat to remain shut down

Sep 09, 2016

Eni Norge’s management has decided to keep the Goliat field shut down until “measures are implemented and its platforms can be operated prudently.” Goliat. Image from Eni Norge. The…

Gazprom adds new wells at Prirazlomnoye

Aug 10, 2016

Gazpromneft has brought a further two production wells (its third and fourth) into production at the Prirazlomnoye field in the Pechora Sea, as well as its second and third injection wells. Daily production on the Prirazlomnaya ice-resistant offshore rig…

Updated: US Arctic drilling regulations issued

Jul 08, 2016

New and 'final' regulations regarding drilling in the US Arctic have been jointly issued by the country's authorities, including a requirement to have a relief rig on standby and containment equipment.  Image from BSEE Twitter…

Shell gives up Arctic acreage

Jun 08, 2016

Supermajor Shell has donated nearly 9000sq km of its Arctic exploration permits to the Nature Conservancy of Canada to support a national marine conservation area off the coast of Nunavut. Image from Nature Conservancy of Canada…

COSL starting Arctic seismic shoot

May 23, 2016

China's China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL) has been awarded a contract for 3D seismic acquisition covering a total area of over 4000sq km in Arctic waters. The contract is COSL's 'first great order' for 3D seismic operations in Arctic waters…

Supermajors drop Arctic leases

May 10, 2016

Several supermajor oil and gas companies including Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell, Italian giant Eni, and US supermajor ConocoPhillips have surrendered more than 2 million acres in the Chukchi Sea. The Polar Pioneer…

Fugro begins Barents Metocean, Ice Network project

May 10, 2016

Fugro has begun a three-year period of metocean and ice data acquisition as part of the Barents Sea Metocean and Ice Network Project. The data will help operators to better understand relevant operational uncertainties and risk factors…

Single phase

May 01, 2016

Switzerland-headquartered Sulzer is promoting single-phase boosting supported by subsea separation. The industrial engineering and manufacturing firm launched itself into the subsea separation business in 2014, when it bought Ascom and ProLabNL…

BOEM to update offshore emissions regulations

Mar 18, 2016

As part of the Obama Administration’s on-going commitment to a cleaner, more secure energy future, Janice Schneider, assistant secretary, Land and Minerals Management and Abigail Ross Hopper, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)…

VIDEO: Goliat finally achieves first oil

Mar 14, 2016

Production has finally started from Norway’s first Arctic oil field, at the Goliat floating production facility in the Barents Sea.  The 180 MMbo field, the first producing oil field in the Barents Sea and the northernmost producing oilfield…

BSEE in Arctic spill response database update

Feb 19, 2016

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) staff recently participated in the Alaska Regional Response Team (RRT) meeting to update attendees on BSEE’s Arctic spill response database project. Image from BSEE…

Noble retires ex-Shell drillship

Feb 04, 2016

Noble Corp. will retire two offshore drilling units, jackup Noble Charles Copeland and former Shell Arctic drillship, Noble Discoverer, the company announced this week. The retirements bring Noble’s full fleet to 30 units. The Noble Discoverer contract…

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