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Lukoil awards ice-class contracts

Dec 03, 2013

Malaysia-based offshore oilfield services firm Bumi Armada Berhad has been awarded three contracts by LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft LLC to provide three Ice-Class vessels to service offshore platforms in the Filanovsky field, in the Caspian Sea…

Italian drillships for Russian arctic

Nov 29, 2013

Fincantieri has signed an agreement with a Russian research centre to define plans for a new drillship able to navigate in ice up to 1.5m thick. The Italian ship building firm has also won a contract with Russia's RosRAO, to build a semisubmersible…

Arctic seafloor releases considerable methane

Nov 26, 2013

The seafloor off the coast of Northern Siberia is releasing more than twice the amount of methane as previously estimated, according to new research results published in the Nov. 24 edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. The East Siberian…

US DoD declares Arctic strategy

Nov 25, 2013

By Karen Parrish, American Forces Press Service The US Defense Department’s new Arctic strategy is an 8-point approach to maintaining peace and security in a new frontier that climatic forces are poised to open in the coming years…

Keppel enters R&D partnership

Nov 25, 2013

Keppel Corporation and the National University of Singapore have agreed to set up the Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory, with backing from the National Research Foundation (NRF), to develop technological solutions for the offshore industry…

Russia needs to up investment

Nov 19, 2013

Russia needs to re-focus investment from easier conventional onshore projects to more difficult and expensive tight oil, LNG and Arctic developments to maintain production in the longer-term, according to industry analysts Wood Mackenzie…

Arctic entry for Sea Trucks

Nov 15, 2013

Sea Trucks Group has won a contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to provide an accommodation vessel for the Arkutun-Dagi Project, operated by Exxon Neftegas Limited, in Sakhalin, Russia. Sea Truck’s Jascon 25 vessel will be used for the project…

STX launches ice-class LNG carrier

Nov 13, 2013

South Korea's STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. launched SCF Melampus, the first of two ice-class LNG carriers ordered by Sovcomflot OJSC. The first vessel is to be delivered in late 2014; the second in early 2015. STX signed the $400million contract to build the two 170…

Defrosting Arctic technology

Nov 12, 2013

The Arctic is one of the few areas remaining with large finds to be made. In order to operate and develop fields in the Arctic, new technologies are needed and are being developed, from ice-management systems to innovations in drilling. The…

Eni tests AUV technology

Oct 31, 2013

Eni Norge is testing an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) designed to carry out subsea environmental monitoring along predetermined tracks. The project is part of investment by Eni Norge in research and development linked to new and improved techniques for monitoring the marine environment…

Eni Norge opens Hammerfest office

Oct 31, 2013

Eni Norge has opened a new operations center in Hammerfest as part of its expansion in northern Norway and the Barents Sea.  Eni has been active in the region since the start of the 1990s and is developing the Goliat oil field - the first oil field to be developed in the Barents Sea…

Kvaerner in Moscow move

Oct 30, 2013

Norwegian engineering and construction firm Kvaerner has opened an office in Moscow to position itself for future arctic construction projects. Kvaerner's office in Moscow is being led by Andrey Plotnikov, with a staff of 10 people currently focusing on business development activities…

Dry Barents Sea well for OMV

Oct 29, 2013

A wildcat well drilled 5km northwest of the recent Wisting Central oil discovery in the Barents Sea has been classified as dry, says the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.  The latest well, 7324/7-1 S, known as Wisting Alternative, is in production…

Aker Arctic and Navis join forces

Oct 25, 2013

Finnish firms Navis Engineering Oy and Aker Arctic Technology Inc have signed a scientific and technical co-operation agreement covering the joint development of technology for dynamic positioning (DP) systems for icebreakers and ice-class vessels…

Russia launches subsea production

Oct 24, 2013

The first subsea production facility has been brought on stream offshore Russia, Gazprom announced.  The Kirinskoye gas and condensate field, part of the Sakhalin III project, is a 28km subsea tie-back to shore, in the Kirinsky block in the Sea of Okhotsk…

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