Arctic Operations

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

Statoil Makes Large Barents Sea Gas Find

Norwegian oil and gas firm Statoil has found between 5 billion and 20 billion cubic metres of recoverable gas in the Arctic Barents Sea, near its Johan Castberg find,

Catcher Update by Cairn

  Cairn is pleased to announce that it has entered into a farm out agreement for the sale of a 10% interest in the Catcher development and adjacent acreage in the UK North Sea.

EMGS Reports Multi-client Sales

  Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has signed a data licensing agreement with a customer worth USD 3.5 million for the provision of 3D EM data from EMGS's

Arctic Bay is a Strait Proves Research Ship

The crew of the Admiral Vladimirsky research vessel during the second phase of its voyage has made a number of geographical and scientific discoveries in the Arctic,

Bream FEED Contract for Sevan Marine

Premier Oil Norway AS has awarded Sevan Marine a FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) contract for the hull and marine systems of a Sevan type cylindrical FPSO

Russian Class & Arctic Operations

When it comes to Arctic operations, the Russians arguably have more hands-on experience and investment than any other nation. With that in mind, Maritime Reporter spoke recently with Georgiy Bedrik,

Is the US Prepared to Protect Its Arctic Interests?

The answer to this question is a resounding “no.” The U.S. is not prepared to protect its interests in the Arctic over the next decade. The primary legal regime

EU & US Sanctions on Russia Not to Impact VSS Operations

  The present EU and US sanctions are not expected to impact Viking Supply Ships’ operations and financials in 2014. It is too early to say whether sanctions

First Arctic Cargo Shipped through the Northwest Passage

  Fednav, a Canadian-owned company and world leader in Arctic navigation, today announced that its vessel, the MV Nunavik sailed from Deception Bay en route to China via Canada's Northwest Passage,

Oyster Petroleum Farms in to UK Central North Sea Licence

  Oyster Petroleum Limited recently entered into a farm-in agreement whereby, in exchange for covering certain well costs on drilling, Oyster Petroleum will acquire a 25% interest in licence P.

Havyard OSV Delivered, Christened in Iceland

‘Polarsyssel’, a Havyard 832 L WE designed offshore supply vessel has been delivered from Havyard Ship Technology’s yard in Leirvik in Sogn to the Icelandic shipping company Fafnir Offshore.

Rosneft says Exxon Still Continues to Work With it in Arctic

Russia's biggest oil producer Rosneft said on Saturday that Exxon Mobil was still continuing exploration drilling at their joint project in the Arctic Kara Sea.

EMGS - New Contract in the Norwegian Sea

  Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) announced an agreement from Statoil Petroleum AS for the Norwegian Sea. EMGS has now received a new contract from another oil and gas company worth USD 1.

Exxon: U.S. to Allow Wind Down Ops in Russian Arctic

U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil said on Friday the U.S. Treasury Department granted it a license to wind down operations on a drilling well in the Kara Sea in the Russian Arctic.

Russia: Exxon Still Drilling in its Arctic

ExxonMobil is still drilling in the Russian Arctic, a Russian minister said on Friday, in move that if confirmed will anger Washington after the U.S. administration

Statoil Finds Gas in Arctic Norway

Norwegian energy firm Statoil has found gas in the Pingvin prospect in the Norwegian Arctic, one of its partners said on Friday. "The well has identified gas in a sandstone reservoir,

Exxon, Rosneft May Halt Arctic Operations

Russia's natural resources minister said on Friday that it was highly likely that U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp and its Russian counterpart Rosneft had halted

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