Arctic Operations

MSC Approves SOLAS Amendments

SOLAS amendments to make IGF Code mandatory approved by Maritime Safety Committee   The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC),

Production Begins on Sovcomflot’s New MPSV

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard started production of the new icebreaking multipurpose supply vessel   The production of the icebreaking multipurpose supply vessel

Strategy Can Maximize UKCS potential

Companies operating in the North Sea require a cultural shift to make the most of the its potential, according to a new report from Deloitte, the business advisory firm.

Will Congress Pass Any Maritime Legislation in 2014?

Following its usual summer break over August 2014, Congress came back from its five-week summer recess and spent a whopping eight days or so back in session before recessing once again,

Reach Bags Technip ROV Work

  Reach Subsea has secured a deal worth up to $10.3 million with Technip to provide remote-operated vehicle services on a newbuild subsea construction vessel to be supplied by Eidesvik Offshore.

Arctic Ecosystem Study Launched in US, Canadian Waters

Beaufort Sea research to examine complex marine ecosystem   The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP)

Arctic Suit Triumphs over Extreme Temperatures

Viking Life-Saving Equipment has released the latest model of its polar-conditions immersion suit, the Viking PS5002, which has been upgraded and independently tested at temperatures as low as -62.

Odd Arne Slettebø new CFO of “Noreco”

  Norwegian Energy Company ASA has appointed Odd Arne Slettebø as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Odd Arne Slettebø replaces Tommy Sundt who has been appointed new CEO of the Company.

Environmental Groups: IMO Polar Code Too Weak

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) today adopted the Polar Code aimed at regulating shipping in Polar Regions. Several environmental groups have criticized

Single Lift of RL-K 7500 Subsea Crane

On the premises of Liebherr in Rostock a remarkable single lift of the new RL-K 7500 subsea crane recently took place in the course of its loading for shipment to Asia.

IMO Steps Up Safety in Polar Waters

  United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted global, binding regulations to enhance safety of navigation in polar waters. After several years’ intense negotiations,

Governor: Russia Will Have No Competitors in the Arctic

The Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, Dmitry Kobylkin, presented the annual report on the situation in the autonomous region. "We have been confronted with new challenges.

TransAtlantic Scrubber for SECA 2015

  TransAtlantic and Stora Enso have signed and started the installation of the first order of a new innovative scrubber that washes out sulphur oxides from ship

OAO Sovcomflot’s 9M/Q3 2014 Results

  OAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) today reported results for the nine months and third quarter (Q3) ended 30 September 2014.   Nine months 2014 – Financial Highlights (IFRS

Deltamarin Contributes to Arctic Carrier Design

Deltamarin Ltd. has provided Aker Arctic Technology Inc. with design services for two polar class heavy deck carrier ships intended for carrying heavy project cargos

Norway Wants Oil & Gas Licensing Round before Christmas

Norway hopes to launch its 23rd oil and gas licensing round before Christmas, though that timeline is still subject to change, Bente Nyland, the head of the Norwegian

Statoil to Drill Despite Falling Oil Price

Firm looking to approve 3-5 fast-track projects in the years ahead. Norwegian energy group Statoil ASA will keep exploration drilling high in 2015 and plans to approve a new project this year,

Norway: Oil Firms Demand Excessive Offshore ROI

Oil companies in Norway are frequently demanding excessive returns on their investments, raising the risk that some oil will never be produced, Bente Nyland, the

UNEPCOM Endorses Rosneft's Arctic Research Initiative

  The Russian National Committee for UNEP (UNEPCOM) endorsed the initiative of Rosneft and the Russian Geographical Society to elaborate interdisciplinary scientific

ROVs Help Determine Iceberg Risks for Rigs

Rigs at risk from drifting icebergs can expect an early warning following research by the Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Autonomous Ocean Systems Laboratory

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