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Thursday, 04 February 2016 23:38

Noble retires ex-Shell drillship

Noble Corp. will retire two offshore drilling units, jackup Noble Charles Copeland and former Shell Arctic drillship, Noble Discoverer, the…
Thursday, 28 January 2016 11:14

Oil firms still eyeing arctic exploration

Despite a multibillion dollar backlog of projects, put on hold amid US$30-50/bbl oil prices, exploration firms are still eyeing resources…
Earthjustice, on behalf of eight conservation groups, filed to intervene in a case before the Interior Board of Land Appeals…
Friday, 01 January 2016 06:00

First cut is the deepest

OE reached out to analysts Wood Mackenzie and IHS Energy to find out the view on the next 12-18 months.…
Published in OE: 2016 / January
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 17:42

Lundin comes up dry at Ørnen

Lundin Petroleum has completed the drilling and evaluation of exploration well 7130/4-1 on the Ørnen prospect. The well is in…
Monday, 28 December 2015 06:06

Shell ends Polar Pioneer contract

Shell has terminated the contract for the Polar Pioneer, a harsh environment semisubmersible drilling rig, announced rig owner Transocean on 28…
Friday, 18 December 2015 16:02

Retreating from the US Arctic

The US is losing its opportunity to lay claim to Arctic exploration, falling behind countries such as Norway and Russia.…
Published in OE Exclusive
The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has announced that 26 companies have bid for acreage in the 23rd licensing…
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 06:00

Bells and whistles

Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Aberdeen has all the bells and whistles for working west of Shetland. Elaine Maslin takes a look.…
Published in OE: 2015 / December
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…
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 14:36

Bureau Veritas to class Yamal LNG carriers

International classification society Bureau Veritas announced it will class the series of Arctic-capable LNG carriers that will be built in…
Friday, 16 October 2015 20:59

Interior cancels Arctic lease sales

The US Department of the Interior announced it will cancel two planned Arctic offshore lease sales under the US government’s…
Thursday, 08 October 2015 14:35

Eni granted Goliat flotel extension

The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway granted an extension to Eni for use of the Flotel Superior accommodation facility at…
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 17:26

The case for US Arctic exploration

Arctic drilling has made headlines since the announcement of Shell’s 2015 summer drilling campaign. Paired with the low oil prices…
Published in OE Exclusive
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 14:37

Polarled in place, well under budget

The last pipe in Statoil’s Polarled pipeline has been laid this week in the Norwegian Sea, with the project coming…
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