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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…

Millionth barrel flows from Prirazlomnoye

Sep 16, 2014

The millionth barrel of oil has been produced at the Prirazlomnoye field, in Russia's Pechora Sea, in the Arctic, operator Gazprom Neft announced. The second tanker to deliver the oil to North West Europe in the next few days is currently being loaded…

Rosneft, PetroVietnam to form Pechora Sea JV

Sep 08, 2014

Rosneft and PetroVietnam announced they will set up a joint venture to develop two oil field blocks in the Pechora Sea in Russia’s Arctic, Reuters reported on 5 September 2014. According to the report, Rosneft will hold 66.67% interest in the JV…

Polarcus bags Sakhalin seismic contract

Sep 05, 2014

Polarcus says JSC Dalmorneftegeophysica (DMNG), which has a joint cooperation agreement with Polarcus, has entered into a contract for 3D marine seismic acquisition services for a major energy company offshore Sakhalin.  The program, requiring two Polarcus A-Class vessels…

Closed-loop drilling

Sep 01, 2014

An in-depth look at NOV’s closed-loop drilling automation system, which could help develop North Sea and Arctic assets. Automation is a growing force in the offshore oil and gas industry. Its potential to increase safety, optimize operations…

USCG tests unmanned aircraft in Arctic for oil spill response

Aug 28, 2014

The US Coast Guard announced that the first launch and landing of an unmanned aircraft system from an icebreaker occurred on the flight deck of the USCGC Healy on 18 August in Arctic waters. The aircraft is being evaluated to determine…

ONS: DNV GL launches interactive arctic risk map

Aug 26, 2014

ONS, Stavanger: The world’s need for energy is driving interest in further industrial activity in the Arctic, yet the region’s conditions are highly variable depending on the type of activity, location and time of year. This creates a complex risk picture…

Finland's Arctech to build icebreakers for Sakhalin

Aug 11, 2014

Finland's Arctech Helsinki Shipyard signed a contract to build three icebreaking stand-by vessels for Russia´s largest shipping company, Sovcomflot (SCF Group). The vessels will be built for the North East Sakhalin Offshore region oil…

Kara Sea spudded despite sanctions

Aug 11, 2014

ExxonMobil began exploratory drilling operations in the Kara Sea’s Universitetskaya structure in the East Prinovozemelskiy area on 9 August, defying Western-imposed sanctions against Russian state-owned Rosneft. Drilling on the Universitetskaya-1 well…

Heating for Arctic climates

Aug 01, 2014

Work on a Heinen & Hopman HVAC system.  Photo from Heinen & Hopman. Energy efficiency is high on the agenda for both Arctic exploration and in general. Elaine Maslin found out more…

UTC 2014 opening

Jul 23, 2014

The Underwater Technology Conference 2014, sponsored by the Underwater Technology Foundation and held 18-19 June in Bergen, kicked-off by diving into this subsea factory tour video from Xvision.

Global perspective on flow assurance

Jul 21, 2014

FPSO, deepwater riser and subsea architecture. Photos from Flowsure.  Ensuring successful fluid flow has always been at the heart of the oil and gas industry. However, it is only in the last…

MacGregor inks multiple contracts

Jul 11, 2014

Macgregor, a Cargotec company, has secured contracts from Bumi Armada Berhad, a Malaysia-based international offshore oilfied services provider, to supply equipment for two projects that will be booked into the company’s Q2 2014 order intake…

Damen secures 4xPSV orders

Jul 09, 2014

Atlantic Towing (USA) has selected newly-designed, ice-strengthened PSV 5000 vessels from Damen Shipyards Group to meet its 10-year offshore support contract with ExxonMobil Canada Properties and Hibernia Management and Development Company (HMDC)…

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