Arctic Operations

Total Weighs Impact of New Russia Sanctions

France's Total said on Monday it was assessing the consequences of the new set of sanctions on Russia, but that it was continuing work on Russian projects as planned.

Gazprom Neft Seeks Alternative Suppliers

Prirazlomnoye is Russia's first Arctic offshore oil field. Gazprom Neft sticks to plans at the field, by 2020 as a whole; Executive says "nothing unique" in drilling for shale oil (Adds details,

PPG Offers SIGMASHIELD 1200 Coating for Shipping

  PPG Industries' protective and marine coatings business is fulfilling growing demand for "ice class" marine coatings for hull protection with SIGMASHIELD® 1200 coating.

Vard Orders Rolls-Royce Equipment for Rem OCV/AH

  Rolls-Royce has won a £19m contract with the Norwegian shipbuilding group Vard to deliver deck machinery, propulsion and engines to a new offshore construction

First Havyard WE Design Delivered to Fafnir Offshore

  Havyard Ship Technology's build 120 'Polarsyssel', a Havyard 832 L WE design, was delivered to Fafnir Offshore yesterday. It will go straight on assignment for

Wintershall Buys $1.3b of Norwegian Assets from Statoil

German oil and gas firm Wintershall purchased a string of assets from Statoil on Friday, keeping its reliance on Russia in check and helping the Norwegian firm lower its costs in the Arctic.

Arctic Shipping Routes: P&I Insurance FAQs

The UK P&I Club has compiled an FAQ which focuses on the implications for P&I insurance of choosing to use the Northern Sea Route. The Northern Sea Route (NSR),

Luode Consulting Choses Sonardyne's LRTs

Sonardyne acoustic releases deliver perfect reliability for Scandinavian water monitoring studies. Luode Consulting, a Finnish-based environmental monitoring company,

New Heater Kits for Northern Sea Route Vessels

Northrop Grumman develops winterization field upgrade kits for vessels using the Northern Sea Route These heater kits will enable Marine Navigation Radar Turning

Trojan Marinex BWTS Selected for Damen PSVs

Trojan Marinex announced that Damen Shipyards have selected the Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) system for a fleet of Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs)

Elusive Franklin Expedition Ship Found at Last

After more than 160 years of searching to understand the fate of English explorer Sir John Franklin’s fabled arctic voyage, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced

EXXONMOBIL's Alaska LNG Project Moves Forward

  The Alaska LNG Project has marked a major milestone with the recent submission of a formal request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to start

Maritime Growth Potential in Arctic Regions in Focus

  The industrial policy seminar in Nuuk has identified the potential for and barriers to maritime growth in the Arctic regions. More than 70 persons from Danish and Greenland companies,

Environmental Challenge Halts Statoil Arctic Oil Well

Norwegian oil company Statoil has had to stop drilling at the Arctic Pingvin prospect because of an appeal against its environmental permit, North Energy, a partner in the project, said on Friday.

Rosneft, Petrovietnam to Jointly Work in Pechora Sea

Rosneft, Russia's top oil producer, said on Friday it had agreed to set up a joint venture with Vietnamese state energy firm Petrovietnam to develop two shelf blocks

EMGS - Agreement with Statoil for the Norwegian Sea

  Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has received a supplement agreement from Statoil Petroleum AS worth approximately USD 1.0 million for multi-client 3D

Rowan Viking Rig Upgrade Completed on Schedule

  Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, has completed a major upgrade of a Keppel Fels ‘N’ Class drilling rig, one of the largest in the North Sea,

US Mulls Stronger Sanctions Against Russian Energy

The United States is considering limiting hi-tech exports to Russia's Arctic oil and gas industry as part of plans to strengthen sanctions against Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine, a U.

Cruise Ship Gets Within 298-miles of the N. Pole

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises say that their expedition ship 'Hanseatic' has set a new record for passenger ships in the Northeast Passage, when the 122.8-metre-long ship reached the northernmost point at 85°,

Polar Code Afoot

The IMO is on the verge of adopting the Polar Code, something that is important and long overdue. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations,

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