Arctic Operations

Study: An Arctic Oil Well Blowout Could Spread More Than 1,000km

Oil from a spill or oil well blowout in the Arctic waters of Canada's Beaufort Sea could easily become trapped in sea ice and potentially spread more than 1,000 kilometres to the west coast of Alaska,

House Subcommittee Hearing Highlights “Dismal State” of U.S. Icebreaking Capability

At the July 23, 2014, hearing of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on “Implementing U.S. Policy in the Arctic” the committee chairman, Rep.

GTT Wins DSME Order for 9 More Icebreaking LNGCs

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), announced

Alaska Welcomes USCG Admiral Papp Arctic Assignment

Alaska Senate Majority informs that it welcomes news that Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard since May 25, 2010, has been appointed by the U.

EU: Tie Arctic Russian Tech Help to Ukraine Crisis

The European Union should not give Russia technical help to develop Arctic oil and gas fields if Moscow does not help to defuse the Ukraine crisis, EU Energy Commissioner

Crystal Cruises to Sail Elusive Northwest Passage

  The “World’s Best” Crystal Cruises is introducing a new expedition-style  voyage traversing the Arctic Ocean via the legendary Northwest Passage – one so mysterious

Exxon Oil Rig Enters Uncharted Waters of Russian Political Storm

An ordinary, long-scheduled journey of an oil drilling rig into Arctic waters is turning into a major political exercise, attracting international scrutiny and creating a dilemma for Exxon Mobil Corp.

Andrew Weir to Support UK Navy in Antarctica

Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd. announced that it has been awarded the contract for the support and maintenance of HMS Protector (A173), following a competitive tendering process.

Lundin Petroleum Finds Arctic Oil

Swedish oil firm Lundin Petroleum has confirmed the size of a significant oil discovery in the Arctic, the company said on Monday after completing a second well.

Crystal to Cruise via Arctic Northwest Passage in 2016

Crystal Cruises says it is introducing a new expedition-style voyage traversing the Arctic Ocean via the Northwest Passage (500 miles north of the Arctic Circle)

Arctic Council Received First Tranche from Russia

  Russian Ministry of Finance transferred the first tranche of 5 million euros for implementation of environmental projects of the Arctic Council. This amount

US Hearing to Review Arctic Policy

The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, chaired by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), will hold a hearing next week to review U.S. policy in the Arctic

Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention: Task Force Meets

When the Arctic Council’s Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention (TFOPP) met recently in Ottawa, it says it took important steps towards developing

USCG Icebreaker 'Polar Star' Change of Command

Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, will preside over the ceremony where Capt. Matthew R. Walker will assume the duties and responsibilities

Terex Port Solutions Delivers 1,000th Straddle Carrier

  Landmark machine goes to long-time customer North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven GmbH & Co Würzburg, Germany, 11 July, 2014 – A ceremony today marked the departure of the 1,

MacGregor's Pusnes Offloading System for FPSO

  MacGregor, part of Cargotec has won an order from Bumi Armada Berhad, a Malaysia-based international offshore oilfied services provider, to supply a Pusnes offloading

BG Group Completes Sale in CATS

  BG Group today announced it had completed the sale of its 62.78% equity interest in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) gas pipeline in the UK North

Effects of Permafrost Drilling: Shell & RGS to Research

The Russian Geographical Society (RGS) and Anglo-Dutch group Shell have signed an agreement on the project "Monitoring human impacts on the permafrost in oil and gas company activities",

Sovcomflot & Sakhalin Energy to Provide 3 Icebreakers for Sakhalin-2

  SCF Group (Sovcomflot) and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (Sakhalin Energy) have signed a contract for the construction and long-term operation of three

Rosneft to Fund Polar Bear Studies

  The Arctic Research and Design Center (the Rosneft and ExxonMobil JV) and public organization called The Marine Mammals Council have entered in a research-and-development

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