Arctic Operations

Reports on Rosneft Arctic Projects

On December 18, Member of Rosneft Board of Directors, special representative of President of the Russian Federation on international cooperation in the Arctic and

Chevron Cancels Canadian Arctic Drilling

Chevron Corp is putting a plan to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea in Canada's Arctic on hold indefinitely because of what it called "economic uncertainty in the industry" as oil prices fall.

BSEE Attends Arctic Council Meeting

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) David M. Moore recently traveled to Seattle, Wash., for a meeting of the Arctic Council Emergency Prevention,

RV Sikuliaq: Modern Electric Propulsion & Power Management

While ships have used electricity to help power vessels for a long time, new and sophisticated diesel-electric technologies are making serious gains in efficiency,

BigRoll Orders Two MC Class Vessels

BigRoll Shipping announced that COSCO Dalian Shipyard Co. Ltd has been contracted to build two more MC Class Module Carriers, bringing the total number of vessels under construction to four.

Sovcomflot Names New LNG Carrier

Russia’s largest shipping company is continuing to develop its potential in the LNG transportation segment by entering into a new long-term agreement with Royal Dutch Shell.

ABIS Projects Bags £1m Contracts

  ABIS Projects has won a clutch of contracts worth around £1million over the next 15 months. The oil and gas project services consultancy has secured frame agreements

Denmark Claims Slice of Arctic Continental Shelf

Denmark has claimed ownership of around 900,000 square kilometers of the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean by filing documents to United Nations.   "The submission

IMO adopts Polar Code Safety Requirements

On November 21, the International Maritime Organization, or IMO, finalized the Polar Code and adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea,

Putin Urges to Develop Russian Science

President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia should make a leap in developing its fundamental science after Western powers limited the country's access to

Arctic Pipeline being Built from Messoyakhinskoe

Messoyakhneftegaz has began building a pressurized pipeline from the Messoyakhinskoe group of deposits, located to the north of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region,

Sovcomflot Concludes $319 mi 10-year Loan

  OAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) signed a new USD 319 million 10 year credit facility with a consortium of leading European banks with ING acting as Agent.  The funds

Zamakona Yards Join Forces with GS Hydro

  Zamakona Yards signed a collaboration agreement with finish Multinational GS Hydro.  The agreement, with an initial duration of two years, will include hydraulic

Rosneft Help Find Missing Population of Reindeer

  The scientists of Siberian Federal University with the support of Rosneft found a missing population of Evenki wild reindeer. It became possible through implementation

Discovery of the Pobeda Field Confirmed

State commission on reserves confirmed the fact of discovery of the new arctic oil and gas field Pobeda on the Kara sea shelf. The field was discovered as the result

Experience Counts in the Arctic

Edison Chouest’s Fairweather, LLC lessens Arctic risk while increasing efficiencies in a challenging environment. As interest in offshore commerce in the Arctic increases,

AHTS Proves Strength on (in & through) Ice

While the large oceangoing variety of ships garners the lion’s share of attention in regards to Arctic operations, modern offshore vessels that will be required

MTU Powers Ice-Capable Research Vessel

MTU, a Rolls-Royce brand, was chosen to power the Sikuliaq, a U.S. academic research vessel tailor-made for oceanographic research. The Sikuliaq, one of the most

An Open Arctic and its Impact on Oil Drilling

William Cho, Head of MatthewsDaniel Weather, a division of the Bureau Veritas Group, explains why improvements in drilling technologies and weather monitoring systems

EMGS Reports Multi-client Sales

  Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has entered into a data licensing agreement with an international oil company worth USD 8 million for the provision of

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