Arctic Operations News

 

Barclays Rejects Arctic Drilling

Jan 15, 2019

U.K.-based international bank Barclays  announced a new energy policy that significantly restricts the bank’s financing for the exploration or extraction of oil and gas in the Arctic.The policy  rules out funding for companies seeking to drill in the Arctic Refuge as well as other climate change threats.According to the British multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in London…

Russia Leads E&P Race in Arctic Region

Feb 03, 2020

Russian and Norwegian exploration and production (E&P) operators have been expanding their operations in the Arctic continental shelf, which is estimated to hold vast deposits of hydrocarbons and rare earth minerals.Warming temperatures in the…

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…

Norway Postpones Decision on Arctic Oil Terminal

Dec 14, 2018

The Norwegian government has postponed a decision on whether to mandate the construction of an oil processing terminal near the Arctic tip of northern Europe until the third quarter of next year, it said on Friday.If built, the onshore Veidnes…

ESVAGT Eyes Arctic Opportunities

Dec 06, 2018

Offshore vessel owner ESVAGT says it has set its sights on growth opportunities in Arctic regions where an uptick in oil and gas production is expected in coming years. In the Barents Sea, for example, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate as…

Enhancing Safe Ship Operations in Arctic

Nov 19, 2018

The European Union (EU)-funded 'Safe maritime operations under extreme conditions: the Arctic case' (SEDNA) project is developing ways to improve the design, operation, navigation and anti-icing features of ships traversing the harsh Arctic region…

Equinor, BHP Secure Blocks off Eastern Canada

Nov 07, 2018

BHP and Equinor secured exploration blocks of the eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador in a bid offering Wednesday that drew record high net bidding over C$1.3 billion.BHP will operate two exploration parcels in the offshore Orphan Basin…

Petoro Flags Rising Costs for Oil Industry

Nov 01, 2018

Norway's oil industry must harness digital technology and foster deeper partnerships across the sector to contain rising costs, Petoro, which manages the government's stakes in the country's offshore fields, said on Thursday.Executives of oil…

Equinor Finds More Oil in Arctic Field

Oct 29, 2018

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has found more oil near its Johan Castberg field in the Arctic Barents Sea, the company said on Monday.The Skruis exploration well, drilled about 8 kilometers north of the original discovery, indicated a volume of 12-25 million recoverable barrels of oil…

Gazprom CEO Says Output Up This Year

Oct 18, 2018

Gazprom's output in the last nine and a half months is up by 6.8 percent year on year and the Russian gas producer expects production close to 500 billion cubic metres (bcm) this year, RIA news agency cited its chief executive as saying.The TASS news agency…

Chevron becomes first oil major to exit Norway

Oct 10, 2018

U.S. oil firm Chevron will become the first oil major to formally exit the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) as it transfers its last stake in an exploration license, according to a government letter.Oil majors, including Exxon Mobil, BP and Shell…

Canada’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship Named Harry DeWolf

Oct 08, 2018

Thousands of Halifax Shipyard shipbuilders, along with the ship’s company, joined Government of Canada and Royal Canadian Navy representatives to celebrate Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the ship’s sponsor, to officially name Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship…

Lundin Petroleum Says Arctic Oil Test Points to Bigger Reservoir

Sep 25, 2018

Swedish oil firm Lundin Petroleum expects to increase its resource estimate for the Alta discovery in Norway's Arctic region following a successful two-month production test.Finding significant oil reserves in the Norwegian Arctic has been challenging for oil firms…

O&G Output at Russia's Pacific Sakhalin Island Seen Down in 2019

Sep 20, 2018

Production of oil and natural gas at the Russian Pacific island of Sakhalin is expected to decline next year, the local government said in an emailed response to a Reuters query.Sakhalin, which is also famous for producing seafood, derives most…

Goliat Oilfield Shut for Maintenance

Sep 18, 2018

Oil production at Eni's Arctic Goliat field off the coast of Norway was shut on Monday for planned maintenance, a company spokeswoman told Reuters.The outage is expected to last for about 10 days, she added.Goliat, the world's northernmost producing oilfield…

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