Arctic Operations

Wärtsilä 31 Engine for Aker ARC 124 Icebreaker

  The recently introduced Wärtsilä 31 engine, which has been acknowledged by Guinness World Records as being the world's most efficient four-stroke diesel engine,

Eni Arctic Service Rig Extension Okayed

Italian oil company Eni has received permission from Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority to extend the use of a service rig on its troubled Arctic Goliat oil field offshore Norway until Nov.

Northern Fleet to Conduct Anti-terrorist Exercises

  The sailors of the Northern Fleet will conduct anti-terrorism exercises at Novaya Zemlya. During the exercise, the coast will be a landing. The landing will

Demands for Icebreaker Tours Spiral

  Plans to terminate commercial tours to the North Pole on the nuclear-powered icebreakers of the Atomflot company in 2016 have surged the demand for these tours.

Statoil buys First Oil's interest in Alfa Sentral

  Statoil acquired First Oil’s 24% equity share in the UK licence for the Alfa Sentral field for USD 15 million. Alfa Sentral is a c.60 mmboe gas and condensate

Arctic Ice 'Too Thick' for Shipping Route

 Sea ice in the Arctic is still too thick for Northwest Passage commercial shipping route in spite of warming temperatures. This is according to new research from York University.

Italy's Eni Arrives Arctic as Shell Departs

 As Shell retreats from the Arctic, the Italian oil giant Eni is making final preparations for its own oil exploration venture in the Norwegian Arctic, reports the Guardian.

House Bill Introduced to Block Arctic Drilling

Rep. Huffman introduces Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act; bill would prohibit oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Ocean   U.S. Congressman Jared Huffman (Dem.-Calif.

Lundin Petroleum Finds More Alta Arctic Oil

Lundin Petroleum finds more oil at site; firm will drill more wells next year. Sweden's Lundin Petroleum has found oil at two appraisal wells at its Alta discovery in the Arctic,

DAC Opens Heated Jetway

  Fairweather, LLC has announced the opening of a new fully enclosed, heated jetway at the Deadhorse Aviation Center (DAC), serving passengers traveling to and from Alaska’s North Slope via the DAC.

Polarled Pipeline Now in Place

On Monday 28 September, the final pipe in the 482.4 kilometre long Polarled Pipeline was laid at the Aasta Hansteen field at a depth of 1,260 metres in the Norwegian Sea.

NOIA Commends Shell’s Efforts Offshore Alaska

  National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement regarding Shell’s decision to halt exploration activities

Shell Withdraws from Arctic Exploration

Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its Arctic search for oil after failing to find enough crude in a move that will appease environmental campaigners and shareholders

Dubai's Topaz Buys Two Ships

  Dubai's Topaz Energy and Marine, a unit of Muscat-listed Renaissance Services, has bought two ships from Norwegian boat yard Vard Brattvaag for about $115 million,

Flag Raised to Russian Icebreaker Innovation

  A spectacular ceremony was held on the lead vessel of the icebreaker project 21900M in St. Petersburg on 23 September, forming part of the NEVA 2015 Programme.

GC Hidromek, Aker JV to Develop Dredgers

  GC  “Hidromek”  (Russia) and Aker Arctic (Finland) have signed the strategic partnership agreement  at NEVA 2015 GC “Hydromech” (Russia) Inc and Aker Arctic

RS Inks Tugs Deal with DAMEN

  On 22 September 2015 within the frames of the 13-th International Maritime Exhibition and Conferences of Russia – NEVA 2015, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping

Construction of First Wind-diesel Power Plant

In Amderma Nenets Autonomous District the work of installing the first wind turbine for the new wind-diesel industry has begun. Currently, the foundation for

Danish Meet Looks at Arctic Shipping Issues

 One of the most significant global issues over the past 10 years is the vast changes in the Arctic region.    The world has again turned its attention to the Arctic,

Damen’s New Yacht Range Sails to the Extremes

Damen’s new SeaXplorer yacht range brings true capability to expedition yachting, from extreme polar to remote tropical areas.   The world’s first purpose-built,

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