Arctic Operations

BSEE’s Fesmire Participates in Arctic Drilling Panel

BSEE's Alaska Region Director Mark Fesmire participated in a panel discussion today in Washington, D.C. on applying lessons learned for drilling in the Arctic. During

Putin Wants Beefed-up Presence in the Arctic

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia should step up its presence in the Arctic and challenge other nations in exploring the world's largest untapped natural reserves,

WHOI Hosts Public Forum and Art Exhibit

No place on the planet is more vulnerable to climate change than the polar regions of the Arctic and the Antarctic. Warming waters and the loss of sea ice are affecting

Arctic Energy Exploration Efforts Heat Up

Oil and gas—and also mining—are the drivers today propelling Arctic maritime operations and the construction of new vessels able to operate in extreme latitudes.

New Conept Under Test: Arctic Drillship

When Ulstein Sea of Solutions (USOS) took part in a concept design competition for an arctic drillship, MARIN was asked to investigate the concept variations. USOS

Fugro to Survey Part of Barents Sea

Fugro OSAE GmbH informs it has been awarded a €3.6 million hydrographic survey contract by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service (NHS). The survey encompasses an area of over 13,

Russia Ships First Oil From Offshore Arctic Platform

President Vladimir Putin hailed Russia's first shipment of Arctic offshore oil on Friday, saying the platform decried by environmentalists will help Moscow expand its global energy markets share.

Deal to Build Russian 60MW Icebreakers Imminent

The state nuclear power company Rosatom is about to reach a deal with United Shipbuidling Corporation on the construction of two powerful LK-60 icebreakers according to Barents Observer.

Canada Opts Out of Arctic Council Meeting

Canadian Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq stated that a principled stand had been taken by Ottawa against Moscow's intervention in events in Ukraine, reports

Treadwell: Arctic Security Should Be National Priority

Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell delivered the keynote address yesterday at the Arctic Collaborative Workshop in Fairbanks. Treadwell discussed five reasons why

RS Participates in Arctic Shipping Forum

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) took part in the 10th Annual Arctic Shipping Forum in Helsinki, Finland, April 8-10, 2014. Special requirements for

Coast Guard Battles 24-inch Plate Ice

Coast Guard Cutters Morro Bay and Katmai Bay, homeported in Cleveland and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., conducted ice breaking operations in Marquette, Mich., Sunday.

Foss Meets Growing Modular Business with New Barge

Foss Maritime is building a new ocean-going barge that will give the company an additional asset to transport large modules both domestically and internationally.

ONR Researchers Explore a Changing Arctic

As sea ice continues to recede at a record pace in the Arctic, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) on April 14 announced new efforts to determine the

Quantifying Arctic shipping risk through case studies

 Shipping activities in Arctic areas are certain to increase in the years to come and, as the Arctic is a challenging and    diverse environment, knowing how to manage its risks will be crucial.

IMO Closer to Polar Environmental Regulation

Last week, the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed which ships are to be covered

GDF drills dry well in Arctic Barents Sea

French explorer GDF Suez drilled a dry well in the Arctic Barents Sea about 65 kilometers southwest of the Johan Castberg fields, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Thursday.

ANS oil production to fall 1.8 pct for fiscal year

Alaska's North Slope oil production is forecast to decline 1.8 percent for the fiscal year ending June 30 instead of falling 3 percent as predicted in December,

Rolls-Royce Engines, Equipment for Bourbon

Rolls-Royce is to deliver deck machinery and engines to an arctic Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel (AHTS) to be built by Vard for Bourbon Offshore Norway. The

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Maximum Extent for 2014

NSIDC issued an update to Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis describing winter sea ice conditions in the Arctic Ocean stating Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent for the year on March 21 at 14.

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