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The American Petroleum Institute (API) says it is disappointed in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) final Programmatic Environmental…
Friday, 28 April 2017 19:52

US to increase OCS drilling

US President Donald Trump signed executive orders today (28 April) to increase domestic energy production in the Outer Continental Shelf…
Published in OE Daily: 2017 / April
Thursday, 06 October 2016 15:18

Cold comfort

While it seems most Arctic exploration activity has slowed, it really depends on where you look. Bruce McMichael reports. Gazprom…
Published in OE: 2016 / October
Saturday, 01 October 2016 05:00

Keeping up with Arctic regulations

Jerry Lee looks into Arctic-rated safety equipment that seeks to make it eaiser to comply with regulations around the globe.…
Published in OE: 2016 / October
Thursday, 11 August 2016 08:54

Rosneft makes Vietnam discovery

Russia's Rosneft has made a gas condensate discovery named Wild Orchid offshore Vietnam. The well was drilled using the Hakuryu-5…
New and "final" regulations regarding drilling in the US Arctic have been jointly issued by the country's authorities, including a…
Published in OE Daily: 2016 / July
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 18:46

Supermajors drop Arctic leases

Several supermajor oil and gas companies including Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell, Italian giant Eni, and US supermajor ConocoPhillips have surrendered more…
Published in OE Daily: 2016 / May
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 14:27

Statoil pulls plug on Alaska

Statoil is saying goodbye to Alaska exploration and has decided to exit its leases in the Chukchi Sea following recent…
Monday, 28 September 2015 13:01

Shell abandons Alaska exploration

Shell is ceasing further exploration offshore Alaska after the company's Burger J prospect failed to prove oil, resulting in a…
Monday, 31 August 2015 16:57

Shell freezes Arctic operations

Shell disconnected the Noble Discoverer drillship from its anchors in the Chukchi Sea after weather temporarily put a halt to…
Monday, 03 August 2015 15:11

Shell begins Arctic drilling

The Transocean Polar Pioneer semisubmersible officially began Shell’s US$1 billion Arctic drilling program in the Chukchi Sea on 30 July.…
Thursday, 23 July 2015 15:02

BSEE limits Shell's Arctic drilling

Shell’s arrival in the Chukchi Sea came with limitations from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) that allows…
Published in OE Daily: 2015 / July
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 15:56

DOI, Shell get more Arctic backlash

A total of 12 groups are challenging the US Department of Interior’s (DOI) decision to reaffirm the 2008 Chukchi Sea…
Published in OE Daily: 2015 / June
Monday, 01 June 2015 05:00

Sea of uncertainty

With a mean estimate of 23.6 billion bbl of undiscovered, technically recoverable conventional oil in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas,…
Published in OE: 2015 / June
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 22:39

OTC 15: Shell talks Arctic plans

Shell’s Executive Vice President, Arctic, Ann Pickard discussed the supermajor’s investment and current challenges facing its Arctic exploration program at…
Published in OE Daily: 2015 / May
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