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OTC.13: Aker Arctic’s unveils newbuild arctic vessel

May 10, 2013

With construction underway on the first ever Oblique Icebreaker, research specialist Aker Arctic Technology  has unveiled a new version of a unique vessel type that will bring ice management and pollution control in thick, first-year ice to a new level…

Gazprom to produce from Kirinskoye, Prirazlomnoye fields

Apr 26, 2013

The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the progress with the program for hydrocarbon resources exploitation on the Russian Federation shelf until 2030. It was mentioned that the Russian continental shelf was a region of the company's strategic interest…

ConocoPhillips suspends Arctic program

Apr 10, 2013

Citing unease over changing US regulations, ConocoPhillips opted to pause plans for its 2014 Alaska Chukchi Sea drilling program, the supermajor announced on 10 April 2013.Shell's oil spill response teams practice laying out nearly 600m (1,500ft)…

Gazprom readies Kirinskoye flow

Apr 05, 2013

Natural gas production will begin this year from the Kirinskoye gas and condensate field under the Sakhalin III project, Gazprom announced.Kholmsk, Sakhalin Region (Image: Gazprom)The announcement followed a meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom's management committee…

Arctic pact

Mar 28, 2013

ExxonMobil and Rosneft signed a new pact last month, enabling ExxonMobil to gain seven new exploration blocks in the Chukchi, Laptev and Kara Seas, an area totaling 600,000 sq km. In turn, Rosneft will have the option to take 25% of ExxonMobil’s…

Neil Robert Brown focus on the Arctic

Mar 22, 2013

Neil Robert Brown, staffmember, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee I would point to the Secretary of Interior’s need to focus on the Arctic. It isn’t the highest near term potential energy source, but it has significant long term potential…

Susan Murray on drill explorations in the Arctic Ocean

Mar 22, 2013

Susan Murray, deputy vice president, Pacific, Oceana Given the disastrous attempt to drill exploration wells in the Arctic Ocean in 2012, the new Secretary should suspend all activities on Arctic Ocean leases and undertake a thorough…

Offshore pipeline leak detection for Arctic applications

Mar 20, 2013

Dr Premkumar Thodi, Mike Paulin, Duane DeGeer, and Glenn Lanan, INTECSEA Canada, examine examine the potential of external distributed sensors using fiber-optic cable systems. Multiple offshore Arctic fields have been developed over the past three decades…

NATO Submarine Base to Become Rig Haven

Mar 01, 2013

Norwegian Ministry of Defense approves sale of Olavsvern naval base outside Tromsø.Location of Olavsvern naval baseThe sale is to the investor group Triko AS which includes Odfjell Drilling, PSW Rig Service, and in cooperation with Petro Support Group…

Technip to work with Russia's Rostec

Mar 01, 2013

Technip announces that it has signed two agreements with State Corporation Russian Technologies (Rostec) during the official meeting between François Hollande, President of the French Republic, and Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation…

Shell halts Arctic program

Feb 28, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell plc 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…

Weiss to lead BP Alaska

Feb 27, 2013

BP named Janet Weiss Regional President of its Alaskan branch, effective 15 February 2013.Janet Weiss (Photo: BP)Weiss succeeded John Mingé, who now serves as Chairman and President of BP America Inc. after heading up BP’s Alaska business since January 1…

Exxon expands Rosneft pact

Feb 13, 2013

Rosneft pact grants Exxon 7 Arctic Sea blocksExxonMobil President Stephen Greenlee and Rosneft President Igor Sechin sign expanded cooperation agreementExxonMobil significantly boosted its presence in the Russian Arctic with new agreements with Russian partner Rosneft…

Critical factors in Arctic oil spill preparedness

Jan 18, 2013

Time is the most critical factor when dealing with an Arctic oil spill, says Steve Potter, principal consultant, SL Ross. Small spills can usually be handled by onsite personnel with rig- or platform-based boats and booms. Larger spills require more resources…

Arctic Technology Awards

Jan 09, 2013

Shawn Rice and Joe Gagliardi (center) accepted the award for ION. Presenting the award are OTC Board of Directors Chairman Steve Balint (left), Shell, and OTC Board of Directors member Joe Fowler (right).Igor Kolesnikov and Svetlana Kamaeva (center) accept the award for Transkor…

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