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Russia: Arctic Offshore Oil Feasible at $130/bbl

Sep 10, 2019

The head of Russia's Rosnedra subsoil agency said on Tuesday that the development of the Pobeda (Victory) offshore Arctic oilfield in the Kara Sea is feasible only at oil prices of $130 to $140 per barrel, Interfax news agency reported.Rosneft…

Russia Open to Private Firms Developing Arctic

Sep 04, 2019

Russia's natural resources and environment minister said on Wednesday he supported allowing private oil and gas companies to work on the Arctic shelf.Speaking to reporters at an economic forum in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok, the minister…

Equinor Drills Dry Arctic Exploration Well

Jun 17, 2019

Equinor's exploration well drilled near its Korpfjell gas find in the Norwegian Arctic has proved to be dry, Norway's Petroleum Directorate said on Monday, in an area near the Russian offshore border the company had hoped would be oil rich.This…

The On-again Arctic

Jun 11, 2019

A cursory look at rig, seismic and yard activity in the world is enough to deduce that there’s more happening in the Arctic than Greens tying themselves to seventh-generation drilling units.A judge may have blocked Alaskan drilling in coastal…

Gazprom Finds New Yamal Offshore Fields

May 17, 2019

Russian state gas producer Gazprom has discovered two new offshore fields in the Yamal region with total reserves of more than 500 billion cubic meters (bcm), the company said on Friday.The fields are located in the Kara Sea and hold 390.7 bcm and 120…

Lukoil Develops Arctic-Friendly Oil Spill Kit

May 08, 2019

Russian oil company Lukoil has been given state approval for its new absorbent and biotechnology-based oil spill response technologies for Arctic regions. Lukoil says the technologies, on which it has taken out nine patents, have been designed…

Activists End Occupation of Arctic Drill Rig

Apr 30, 2019

Greenpeace activists climbed down from a Seadrill drilling rig in Norway on Tuesday and are no longer occupying it, the environmental group told Reuters.The rig, which was boarded by four activists on Monday, will be used next month by Equinor to explore for oil and gas in the Arctic…

Activists Board Arctic Drilling Rig

Apr 29, 2019

Greenpeace activists on Monday climbed aboard a Seadrill drilling rig commissioned by Equinor in protest against oil and gas drilling in the Norwegian Arctic, the group told Reuters.Four activists climbed aboard the West Hercules rig, the organisation said…

CMHI Gets AIP for Two Offshore Designs

Apr 17, 2019

China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) has received Approval in Principle (AiP) certificates from classification society DNV GL for two new offshore units: an arctic single column drilling unit and a wind turbine shuttle.The certificates, which…

SubseaPartner Wins Work at Goliat

Apr 15, 2019

Norwegian services company SubseaPartner said it has secured a contract from Vår Energi, to provide dive support at its operated Goliat field in the Barents Sea.The engineering and installation project work scope incorporates a 24 hours air diving operation on the Goliat floating production…

Equinor Gets Nod to Drill Korpfjell Deep

Mar 28, 2019

Norwegian oil company Equinor has received consent to drill exploration well 7335/3-1 in production licence 859 in the Barents Sea, Norway's offshore safety watchdog, the Petroleum Safety Authority, said on Thursday.Well 7335/3-1, known as Korpfjell Deep…

Norway to Offer More Arctic Exploration Blocks

Mar 14, 2019

Norway plans to expand the offshore oil and gas acreage offered to companies under its annual licensing round in so-called predefined areas (APA), oil minister Kjell-Boerge Freiberg said on Thursday.The 2019 APA round will offer 90 new blocks…

2G and 4G Coming to the Goliat Field

Mar 07, 2019

Vår Energi AS, operator of the Goliat field in the Barents Sea, announced Thursday it has entered into an agreement with Telenor Maritime to equip the field with 2G and 4G networks, in an effort to improve safety and emergency response capability in the region…

Norway Production Costs Rising

Mar 07, 2019

Petroleum production costs on the Norwegian continental shelf rose in 2018 after falling for three consecutive years, state-owned oil firm Petoro said on Thursday.Cost cuts were high on oil firms' agenda following a sharp fall in crude prices in 2014…

Norway's Snow Crab Ruling Boosts Oil Claim

Feb 14, 2019

A court delivered a painful nip to European Union fishermen on Thursday by tightening Norway's grip on snow crab catches in the Arctic, a ruling that may also let Oslo claw more control of oil and gas from other nations.Fishermen from the European…

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