Arctic Operations

Lavrov: No need for NATO in the Arctic

  During the open lecture on Russia’s foreign policy, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that he could see no need for NATO presence in the Arctic. ‘From time to time,

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

MEPC Approves Draft Polar Code

Draft Polar Code approved by IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee A key step on the way to a mandatory Polar Code for ships operating in Arctic and

Rocksource Soars on Arctic Securities Bid

Norwegian brokerage Arctic Securities has been mandated by a financial investor to buy at least 20 percent of oil and gas explorer Rocksource at an 80 percent premium,

Northern Fleet’s Environmental Center in Arctic

  The regional Environmental Center of the Northern Fleet will be established in the Arctic in the near future. The news agency TASS reported the news with

Bore and P&O Ferries JV add RoRo Vessel

  Bore and P&O Ferries announces today that they have agreed to add a further RoRo vessel to the long-standing partnership in the North Sea. M/V Estraden will

Lundin Petroleum Hits More Oil, Shares Surge

Norwegian Arctic discovery could be game changer; Lundin Petroleum shares rise 7 percent. Noreco, Det Norske shares also rise on news. Swedish oil firm Lundin

Statoil Makes Gas Find in Arctic

Norwegian oil firm Statoil has made a small gas discovery in the Arctic, near its Johan Castberg oil discovery, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Friday.

North Sea firms “Biding Time”

Oil and gas operators may be sitting on new investment decisions until the future of the North Sea becomes clearer, according to the latest report from business advisory firm Deloitte.

Cost Blowouts on Norway's New Oil Developments

Several key oil and gas developments in Norway will cost much more than earlier expected and fields with approved development plans are now seen 10 percent more expensive than originally planned,

SHI Wins Order for Arctic Shuttle Tankers

  Samsung Heavy Industries won an order amounting to USD 440 Million for Three Arctic Shuttle Tankers from a European shipper.  According to sources the order

Canada Ill-Placed to Ensure Safety of Arctic Shipping

Canada will have trouble ensuring marine safety in the Arctic as climate change melts the sea ice and shipping increases, Parliament's environmental watchdog said on Tuesday.

COSCO Builds 3rd BigRoll MC Class

BigRoll Shipping announces that it has contracted COSCO Dalian Shipyard Co., LTD to build a third MC Class Module Carrier. She will be named BigRoll Baffin

Discovered Franklin Expedition Ship is HMS Erebus

The Franklin Expedition ship discovered in early September by the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition is Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Erebus. Sir John Franklin, who was in command of the Franklin Expedition,

RS at Offshore Marintec Russia

From October 7-10, 2014, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) will participate in Offshore Marintec Russia, the International Conference and Exhibition, a new project for the Russian market.

Yamal LNG: Steel Cut for First Arctic Gas Carrier

Construction of an Arctic gas carrier for OAO Sovcomflot has begun under the survey of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS).The ship is being built as part of Yamal LNG,

Seismic Cooperation in Barents Sea Gives New Perspectives

  Statoil and its partners have completed their joint seismic acquisition project in the south-eastern Barents Sea. New forms of cooperation have ensured resource-efficient acquisition.

Steel Cut for Yamal LNG Project’s Lead Tanker

A steel-cutting ceremony was held on September 29 for the lead gas tanker ordered by SCF Group for transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) under the Yamal LNG project.

Rosneft Opens New Field in the Kara Sea

  Rosneft and ExxonMobil have successfully completed drilling of vertical wells with a depth of 2,113 meters at Universitetskaya-1 in the Kara Sea. As a result,

EDGE Facility to Develop, Deliver Security Capabilities

Center in Nova Scotia will focus on rapidly delivering new technologies and capabilities to the Royal Canadian Navy as they transition to future fleet.    General

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