Offshore Arctic News - page 17


BOEM increases prediction on Chukchi Sea oil & gas lease sale

Nov 03, 2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released the draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) that predicts a higher exploration and production scenario than before for the Chukchi Sea Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193…

Engineering for a cold climate

Nov 03, 2014

Arctic-ready facilities: meeting the engineering challenge for a new era of offshore exploration. Mark Manton explains. The Sable South Centre module being loaded ready for installation at the Sable Offshore Energy Tier II Compression Project…

Ice-load modeling

Nov 01, 2014

A multi-model approach is being used to take into account new phenomena and any number of structures, whatever their type, for ice-load modeling offshore. Philippe Cambos explains. Ice modeling conical structure side view…

Gazprom Neft’s Dyukov reflects on sanctions, technology and future projects

Nov 01, 2014

Gazprom Neft, the fourth largest oil producer in Russia and the subsidiary of Gazprom, may consider the possibility of suspension of implementation of several projects on the Russian shelf, due to sanctions, imposed on Russia. Alexander Dyukov…

Shell seeks arctic extension

Oct 30, 2014

Shell has asked the Obama administration for five more years to explore for oil off Alaska’s coast, saying set backs and legal delays may push the start of drilling past the 2017 expiration of some leases. In a letter to the Interior…

DNV GL discusses Arctic challenges

Oct 28, 2014

Major oil and gas companies have several challenges to face when it comes to operating in the Arctic. Won Ho Lee and Piotr Szalewski, both DNV GL principal engineers, discussed some of these challenges at the company’s annual Technology Week last month…

Schlumberger introduces new well integrity service

Oct 28, 2014

Schlumberger is releasing its Invizion Evaluation well integrity service that helps operators evaluate zonal isolation by using integrated drilling, cementing and well logging data. Schlumberger says one key component in achieving zonal isolation is cementing…

Kongsberg gets CAGE seabed research contract

Oct 22, 2014

CAGE, Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate selected Kongsberg Maritime to develop and deliver two ocean observatories. Jürgen Mienert (Director CAGE, left) and Arild Brevik (Konsberg Maritime)…

The risks of the Arctic

Oct 21, 2014

DVN GL gives a wider look at the issues and risks oil and gas companies face when operating in the Arctic. Several experts in the Arctic, and Norwegian oil and gas community weigh in on what needs to be done to have success in the area…

BSEE: Database for offshore drilling needed

Oct 10, 2014

According to officials, the offshore drilling industry needs to develop a comprehensive public database to help improve safety and prevent spills in federal waters. “Currently individual operators are collecting a lot of the data we need to properly assess risk…

Offshore platform fire forces evac

Oct 10, 2014

A fire at an offshore natural gas platform in Alaska’s Cook Inlet forced four workers to evacuate and destroyed the crew’s living quarters. According to officials, no one suffered injuries and the environmental risk was minimal. Photo from Nikiski Fire Dept…

Yamgaz selects AG&P for Yamal LNG project

Oct 08, 2014

Yamgaz awarded a contract to Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Co. (AG&P) to supply process modules to the Yamal LNG plant, located in Sabetta, northeast of the Yamal Peninsula. Yamal LNG is the first LNG development venture in the Arctic, and is one of the largest LNG projects in the world…

Telecommunications of the future

Oct 03, 2014

The rapid expansion of oil and gas telecommunications systems in order to facilitate the development digital oilfields in increasingly remote locations, enhance safety, and maximize data use, was the theme of a conference on oil and gas telecommunications organized by SMi Group in London…

Rosneft hails Arctic oil find

Sep 29, 2014

Russian oil exploration giant Rosneft has said it and partner ExxonMobil have made an oil discovery on the Universitetskaya-1 well in the Arctic, despite US and European Union sanctions.   Rosneft said the well, in the East-Prinovozemelskiy-1 license in the Kara Sea…

Exxon, Rosneft to end Kara Sea drilling

Sep 19, 2014

ExxonMobil and Rosneft will end drilling operations in the Kara Sea due to Western sanctions. The West Alpha ExxonMobil released a statement today (19 September), which said the supermajor will comply with all US sanctions…

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