Arctic Operations

UK Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship Gets a New Coating

U.K. Royal Navy Ice Patrol Ship HMS Protector is deployed on operations for 330 days a year, mostly in the Antarctic region, making it essential that her underwater

Shell Steps Closer to Arctic Drilling

  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service authorized the nonlethal, incidental, and unintentional take of small numbers of polar bears and Pacific walrus that result

US Issues Potential Setback to Shell's Arctic Drilling

The Obama administration issued a potential setback to Royal Dutch Shell's  Arctic oil exploration plans on Tuesday, telling the company that established wildlife

Shell Rig Departs for Arctic Despite Protest

U.S. Coast Guard and police boats cleared a way through protesters in kayaks at a Seattle-area port on Tuesday so a drilling ship could head for the Arctic on behalf of Royal Dutch Shell.

Activists Planning Protest Against Shell's Arctic Business

U.S. environmental activists said they planned to protest on Tuesday against the launch of the second of two oil rigs central to Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.

SeaZip Offshore Service Commences Operation

  Harlingen-based SeaZip Offshore Service has entered into a partnership agreement with Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC). HMC, the world's market leader in transporting,

Baker Hughes helping IOG develop North Sea resource base

  Independent Oil and Gas PLC (IOG) is extending its seismic remapping agreement with Baker Hughes’ Reservoir Development Services (RDS) group to better understand

Shell's Arctic Drilling a Threat for Pacific Walrus

   A number of environmental groups are asking the Department of the Interior to rescind permission Shell has been granted to begin exploratory drilling in the

Imperial Oil/Exxon/BP Gr defer drilling in Canada's Arctic

  Imperial Oil Ltd said on Friday it and partners Exxon Mobil Corp  and BP Plc need more time before they can drill an exploratory well in Canadian Arctic waters

Niobe Exploration Well Dry

  The Niobe exploration well has been drilled to target depth without encountering hydrocarbons. The well will now be plugged and abandoned. Spudded on 8 June

Exxon, BP Defer Canadian Arctic Drilling

 As Imperial Oil, as senior partner in the northern venture with ExxonMobil and BP, told Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) that the exploration program has been deferred,

Imperial Oil Defers Drilling in Canada's Beaufort Sea

Imperial Oil Ltd said on Friday it is deferring plans to drill an exploratory well in the Beaufort Sea in Canada's Arctic as it seeks an extension to the length

Environmentalists: Walrus Population at Risk in Arctic

Green groups urged the U.S. Department of Interior on Tuesday to revoke the agency's conditional approval of Royal Dutch Shell's 2015 Arctic oil exploration plan,

Polish Oilfirm Goes Arctic

 Polish energy company Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG) will compete with Russian companies Rosneft and Lukoil, as well as a number of other companies, for Norwegian Arctic licenses.

BSEE Oversees Testing of Shell’s Arctic Equipment

Testing of Shell’s proposed Arctic-ready capping stack system was supervised this week by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) in Puget Sound,

Russian Arctic Offshore Drilling Postponed

Russian Arctic offshore drilling set for 2015 to be postponed to 2016 or later - Novak   Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Thursday that Arctic

Henriksen Debuts First Norsok Compliant Lifting Hook

  A new quick release off-load lifting hook is being introduced at Seawork by H Henriksen of Norway for use principally with emergency rescue boats (Stand  A237).

Arctic Ocean Acidification May Corrode Animals' Shells

 Arctic Ocean is facing a dilemma today and that is acidification. Ocean acidification is a result or a chemical reaction which happens when seawater absorbs too

Shell Arctic Rig Protesters Detained and Released

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), partner agencies detain, release violators of established safety zone   The 24 people who violated the 500-yard safety zone established

U.S. Energy Security: Maritime Infrastructure Investment is a Key, says Moniz

The maritime industry was front and center yesterday in Washington, D.C., as “getting more oil on the water” was touted as one piece of the puzzle in ensuring future U.

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