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Global Briefs: September 2013

Sep 01, 2013

Alaska states Arctic needs Alaska’s Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell stated the case for the state’s needs at the Ice-Diminished Arctic Conference in Washington, D.C. He emphasized the need for safety, security, and economic development in the region…

Dutch firms eye growing markets

Sep 01, 2013

New vessels, acquisitions, and expertise are driving Dutch growth. Elaine Maslin reports. The Dutch offshore sector is leveraging its engineering and seafaring traditions to grow its presence in the global oil and gas industry. The…

Barents Sea southeast opened

Aug 30, 2013

Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy has opened the Barents Sea southeast for exploration. Inviting oil companies to nominate the blocks they would like to have included in the country’s 23rd licensing round, minister of petroleum…

TGS gathers NE Greenland survey

Aug 20, 2013

TGS has started expansion of a 2D multi-client survey off northeast Greenland.The survey, NEG13, will enable customers to prepare for the announced Greenland Licensing Round in 2013/2014. Due to favorable ice conditions, TGS expects to acquire 4…

PGS highlights Kara Plate

Aug 07, 2013

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has highlighted the exploraton prospectivity of northern Kara Sea, after completing research and 2D seismic in the region. PGS says, according to its research, the area, known as the Kara Plate, is a “highly promising proliferous region”…

Dynagas receives two ice-class LNG carriers for Gazprom, Statoil

Jul 30, 2013

The lead ships classed by Lloyd’s Register incorporate advanced design, containment and operational features as well as the ability to cope with the harsh operating environment of the Arctic. Dynagas, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping…

CIGI urges Canada to increase Arctic operations

Jul 25, 2013

To prepare Canada’s northern communities for the “New Arctic,” the federal government needs to devote greater policy attention and resources to strategic Arctic maritime areas such as Nunavut, says a new policy brief issued by The Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)…

Treadwell discusses Alaska’s Arctic

Jul 23, 2013

Alaska’s Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell stated the case for Alaska’s key needs at the Ice-diminished Arctic Conference in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Treadwell reminded the attendees that the Arctic has held strategic importance for…

Rosneft commences study of Kara Sea

Jul 16, 2013

Rosneft, jointly with the RosHydroMet Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, starts the large-scale program for comprehensive studies of the Kara Sea shelf as part of Kara Sea Summer 2013 Marine Expedition. The expedition was scheduled for July 12…

Rosneft seals partnership deals

Jun 21, 2013

Rosneft annoucned today it has signed cooperation agreements with Norway's Statoil, Italy's Eni, and America's ExxonMobil. Statoil and Rosneft have made official their plans to explore for oil and gas offshore Russia.  The two companies…

Sakhalin II exports LNG

Jun 15, 2013

Sakhalin-II is an intergrated, export-oriented oil and gas development, and Russia’s first offshore gas project. It handles production from Piltun-Astokhskoye oil field and the Lunskoye natural gas field in the Okhotsk Sea, and is managed and operated by Sakhalin Energy Investment Co…

Some like it cold… Arctic

Jun 13, 2013

Interest in the North is strong and growing among international actors— Kåre Storvik gives his views on business in the area. Oil companies, supply companies, and service providers to the oil industry are either in place or on their way to the North— to Arctic Europe-to the new…

Exxon, Rosneft establish Arctic research center

Jun 12, 2013

Russia's Rosneft and North American supermajor ExxonMobil signed final agreements establishing a joint Arctic Research Center (ARC) in Russia and an over-arching technology sharing agreement to support the companies’ joint ventures worldwide…

GAC and POLOG partner for Arctic

May 30, 2013

GAC Norway AS and Polar Logistics Group APS (POLOG) have partnered to strengthen GAC’s network within the Arctic Circle. The move is the latest stage in the company’s strategy to better serve the Arctic region by bringing together organizations…

Shell halts Arctic program

May 15, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell announced it will pause its exploration drilling activity for 2013 in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to prepare equipment and plans for a resumption of activity at a later stage. “We’ve made progress in Alaska, but…

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