Offshore Arctic News - page 24

PGS highlights Kara Plate

Aug 07, 2013

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has highlighted the exploraton prospectivity of northern Kara Sea, after completing research and 2D seismic in the region. PGS says, according to its research, the area, known as the Kara Plate, is a “highly promising proliferous region”…

Dynagas receives two ice-class LNG carriers for Gazprom, Statoil

Jul 30, 2013

The lead ships classed by Lloyd’s Register incorporate advanced design, containment and operational features as well as the ability to cope with the harsh operating environment of the Arctic. Dynagas, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping…

CIGI urges Canada to increase Arctic operations

Jul 25, 2013

To prepare Canada’s northern communities for the “New Arctic,” the federal government needs to devote greater policy attention and resources to strategic Arctic maritime areas such as Nunavut, says a new policy brief issued by The Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)…

Treadwell discusses Alaska’s Arctic

Jul 23, 2013

Alaska’s Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell stated the case for Alaska’s key needs at the Ice-diminished Arctic Conference in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Treadwell reminded the attendees that the Arctic has held strategic importance for…

Rosneft commences study of Kara Sea

Jul 16, 2013

Rosneft, jointly with the RosHydroMet Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, starts the large-scale program for comprehensive studies of the Kara Sea shelf as part of Kara Sea Summer 2013 Marine Expedition. The expedition was scheduled for July 12…

Rosneft seals partnership deals

Jun 21, 2013

Rosneft annoucned today it has signed cooperation agreements with Norway's Statoil, Italy's Eni, and America's ExxonMobil. Statoil and Rosneft have made official their plans to explore for oil and gas offshore Russia.  The two companies…

Sakhalin II exports LNG

Jun 15, 2013

Sakhalin-II is an intergrated, export-oriented oil and gas development, and Russia’s first offshore gas project. It handles production from Piltun-Astokhskoye oil field and the Lunskoye natural gas field in the Okhotsk Sea, and is managed and operated by Sakhalin Energy Investment Co…

Some like it cold… Arctic

Jun 13, 2013

Interest in the North is strong and growing among international actors— Kåre Storvik gives his views on business in the area. Oil companies, supply companies, and service providers to the oil industry are either in place or on their way to the North— to Arctic Europe-to the new…

Exxon, Rosneft establish Arctic research center

Jun 12, 2013

Russia's Rosneft and North American supermajor ExxonMobil signed final agreements establishing a joint Arctic Research Center (ARC) in Russia and an over-arching technology sharing agreement to support the companies’ joint ventures worldwide…

GAC and POLOG partner for Arctic

May 30, 2013

GAC Norway AS and Polar Logistics Group APS (POLOG) have partnered to strengthen GAC’s network within the Arctic Circle. The move is the latest stage in the company’s strategy to better serve the Arctic region by bringing together organizations…

Shell halts Arctic program

May 15, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell announced it will pause its exploration drilling activity for 2013 in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to prepare equipment and plans for a resumption of activity at a later stage. “We’ve made progress in Alaska, but…

OTC.13: VIKING launches new offshore service agreements

May 10, 2013

Recognizing the needs of offshore rig owners and operators for reliable, smooth operations unaffected by safety equipment servicing requirements, leading marine and fire safety equipment manufacturer VIKING Life-saving Equipment A/S has…

OTC.13: Aker Arctic’s unveils newbuild arctic vessel

May 10, 2013

With construction underway on the first ever Oblique Icebreaker, research specialist Aker Arctic Technology  has unveiled a new version of a unique vessel type that will bring ice management and pollution control in thick, first-year ice to a new level…

Gazprom to produce from Kirinskoye, Prirazlomnoye fields

Apr 26, 2013

The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the progress with the program for hydrocarbon resources exploitation on the Russian Federation shelf until 2030. It was mentioned that the Russian continental shelf was a region of the company's strategic interest…

ConocoPhillips suspends Arctic program

Apr 10, 2013

Citing unease over changing US regulations, ConocoPhillips opted to pause plans for its 2014 Alaska Chukchi Sea drilling program, the supermajor announced on 10 April 2013.Shell's oil spill response teams practice laying out nearly 600m (1,500ft)…

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