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Statoil's Barents Apollo approved

May 23, 2014

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7324/2-1. It will be the first well to be drilled in Production License (PL) 615 in the Barents Sea. The wildcat well 7324/2-1 (Apollo) will…

Yamal LNG progresses

May 23, 2014

OAO Yamal LNG closed on a contract to supply China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) 3mtpa LNG annually for 20 years from the Yamal LNG project in the Russian Arctic, according to Yamal LNG majority shareholder OAO Novatek. CNPC bought…

Total taps Technip for Yamal LNG

May 16, 2014

JSC Yamal LNG awarded Technip a major engineering, procurement and construction for the 16 mtpa-capacity Yamal LNG project in Russia, the French company announced 15 May 2014. Technip said it has been involved in planning, engineering and…

Detecting Arctic oil spills

May 12, 2014

Decreasing ice cover is currently spurring increased activity in hydrocarbon extraction and shipping in the Arctic. Motivated by the threat of future oil spills in this environmentally sensitive area, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution…

Hybrid vessel JIP launched

May 08, 2014

DNV GL has launched a JIP to assess how hybrid power concepts used in the maritime industry could be used in the offshore oil and gas sector.  Hybrid power concepts use batteries in combination with traditional power generation equipment…

Rosneft, ExxonMobil begin grav-mag surveys in eastern Russian Arctic

May 01, 2014

In early April, Rosneft and ExxonMobil began aerial gravity-magnetic surveys over offshore blocks in the Yuzhno-Chukotsky licence area in the eastern Russian Arctic to establish the subsurface structure of the field. As part of a framework agreement…

NOAA ships begin 2014 hydrographic season

Apr 29, 2014

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the US Department of Commerce, announced yesterday the start of the 2014 hydrographic survey season. New data collected will increase coastal environmental intelligence around the country…

Sakhalin Energy orders new vessel

Apr 22, 2014

Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (Sakhalin Energy) and Sovcomflot Shelf (SCF Shelf) on behalf of Sovcomflot Group have signed a contract for construction and long-term operation of a multifunctional icebreaking supply vessel for the Sakhalin-2 offshore platforms…

Gazprom ships first Arctic crude

Apr 19, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed Russia's first shipment of Arctic offshore oil today. Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russia's top gas producer Gazprom, shipped the first 70,000 tonnes of oil by tanker from the Prirazlomnoye platform…

BSEE discusses arctic drilling

Apr 18, 2014

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's Alaska region director Mark Fesmire participated in a panel discussion yesterday (April 17) in Washington, D.C. on applying lessons learned for drilling in the Arctic. During the discussion…

Iceland adds to PSV fleet

Apr 15, 2014

Norwegian shipbuilder Havyard has signed a contract for the construction of a hybrid diesel-electric platform supply vessel (PSV) for Icelandic offshore shipping company Fafnir Offshore. The vessel (pictured), based on the new Havyard 833 WE ICE design…

Nuclear ice-breaker starts arctic research

Apr 09, 2014

The Arctic Research and Design Center, a joint venture between Rosneft and ExxonMobil, has started its Kara-Winter 2014 Expedition to assess ice conditions in the Laptev, Kara, and East-Siberian Seas.  The expedition, which has support…

BSEE seeks oil spill response technology for drift ice

Apr 03, 2014

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced on 2 April 2014 that it is investing up to US$600,000 for targeted oil spill response research in drift ice conditions. In a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) released on the federal government's business opportunities website…

Shell chooses Endeavor for Chukchi advising

Apr 01, 2014

Shell has appointed Houston-based consulting firm, Endeavor Management to advise the supermajor in preparation for a possible revamp of Shell's Chukchi Sea drilling campaign. Endeavor said it will provide support and advice for a third…

Pick of the week - Myanmar, Greenpeace and OAA

Mar 28, 2014

Missed out on the top stories this week? Here are our top three most-viewed stories from the past week:  OAA winners shine - More than 500 industry professionals came together at the sparkling 28th Offshore Achievement Awards ceremony in Aberdeen…

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