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Equinor Stops Drilling Arctic Well After Incident

Jan 21, 2019

Norway's Equinor has put on hold the drilling of a key exploration well in the Barents Sea after a well incident last week, the company said on Monday.The incident occurred when Seadrill's rig West Hercules was drilling the Gjoekaasen well offshore Norway…

Norway's Northernmost Oil Find Could Start Production in 2026

Jan 16, 2019

Austria's OMV and partners plan to invest up to $6 billion initially to develop the Arctic Wisting oil find, Norway's northernmost oil discovery, which could start production within a decade, a senior executive said on Wednesday.OMV owns a 25…

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…

Norway Ready to Claim Share of Russia's Arctic Finds

Jan 10, 2019

Norway will step up preparations to claim its share of oil and gas resources if Russia finds petroleum on its side of a border in the Barents Sea, the head of Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Thursday.Norway and Russia in 2010 agreed a maritime border in the Barents Sea…

Oil Spill Cleanup Device Tailored for the Arctic

Jan 04, 2019

A new oil spill response device capable of cleaning up spills in arctic conditions has been launched in an effort to bolster Norway’s spill preparedness.The new device, dubbed Arctic FoxTail, is a winterized version of H. Henriksen’s standard Foxtail vertical adhesion band (VAB) skimmer…

More Resources Uncovered in Goliat Field

Jan 03, 2019

Newcomer Vår Energi AS revealed Thursday that an appraisal well has uncovered more resources in the Goliat field off Norway.Vår Energi, together with license partner Equinor, drilled the 7122/7-7 S Goliat West appraisal well in PL 229 in the Barents Sea…

Russia's 2018 Oil Output Tops Record

Jan 02, 2019

Russian oil production rose to a post-Soviet record high of 11.16 million barrels per day (bpd) last year on an annual average basis, data from its energy ministry showed on Wednesday.The total surpassed the previous annual record average of 10…

Saipem Nearing Deal for Russian LNG Work

Dec 18, 2018

Italian energy contractor Saipem plans to sign a deal this week with Novatek to build offshore platforms for the Russian firm's liquefied natural gas project, Arctic LNG 2, two sources close to talks told Reuters.Novatek aims to produce as much LNG as Qatar…

Gazprom Neft Sees 2019 Investment at $5.6 Bln

Dec 17, 2018

Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft said on Monday that it expected its 2019 investment excluding joint ventures to total 374 billion roubles ($5.62 billion).It said it expects its 2018 hydrocarbons output to stand at 92.8 million tonnes of oil equivalent in 2018…

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…

Eni Must Improve Safety in the Arctic -Norway Watchdog

Dec 11, 2018

Italian oil company Eni must do more to improve safety at its Arctic Goliat oilfield, which produces up to 100,000 barrels of crude per day, Norway's oil safety watchdog said on Tuesday.The world's northernmost oilfield has suffered a number of incidents since it started production in March 2016…

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…

Rosneft Snubs Government Oil Meeting

Nov 08, 2018

Russia's largest oil firm, Rosneft, snubbed a meeting chaired by Energy Minister Alexander Novak on Thursday aimed at consulting domestic energy companies as leading global producers signal a possible cut in crude output.A return to oil production…

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…

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