Arctic Operations

Goliat FPSO in Norway

 The Goliat FPSO was successfully floated off the heavy-lift vessel, Dockwise Vanguard, in the fjord outside Hammerfest, says Eni Norge    The Goliat platform has arrived in Hammerfest,

Norway Sale - Ithaca Energy

  Ithaca Energy Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its wholly owned subsidiary, Ithaca Petroleum Norge AS (“Ithaca Norge”), for an initial consideration of US$60 million.

BP to Sell CATS Business To Antin Infrastructure

  BP today announced it has agreed to sell its equity in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) business in the UK North Sea to Antin Infrastructure Partners for £324 million ($486 million).

Arctic Nations to Fight Climate Change Despite Russia Tensions

  The eight Arctic Council nations pledged on Friday to do more to combat climate change that is shrinking the vast frigid region, with countries trying to put

Russia's Arctic Field to Double Output

Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom, plans to more than double oil output this year at the Prirazlomnoye field, Russia's sole Arctic offshore oil project,

Memorial University & Understanding Icebergs

They can come in all shapes and sizes, silently shuttled along by the currents. The larger versions are white, glistening and beautiful and a potential disaster waiting to happen.

Rolls-Royce to Power Ice-class MPV

Rolls-Royce informs it has secured a contract to supply a power and propulsion package for an ice-class multipurpose vessel under construction at Keppel Singmarine

Simulation & Ice Navigation Training

In a anticipation of the growing need for deck officers and masters experienced in operating in ice covered waters and as evidenced by the relatively rapid increase

Norway Launches New Licensing Round

Norway launched its 2015 oil and gas licensing round in mature areas on Tuesday, expanding it to include blocks near recent discoveries, hoping for additional resources

Norway Mulls Support for Statoil Project

Norway will ask European competition authorities whether it can provide state support to energy firm Statoil to bring oil and gas to the shore from its Johan Castberg field in the Arctic,

Vankorneft Starts Construction of OTP Unit at Suzun Deposit

   "Vankorneft" subsidiary "Rosneft", started the construction of one of the most important objects in the field Suzun - oil treatment (OTP) Unit with a capacity of 5.

Icebreakers Ordered for Neft’s Novy Port Project

Aker Arctic’s icebreaker design selected for Gazprom Neft’s Novy Port project   Aker Arctic and Vyborg Shipyard have confirmed a contract for the design of two

Murmansk Region Head for Zoning Arctic Territories

  Murmansk Governor Marina Kovtun, at the first meeting of the State Commission for the development of the Arctic has proposed a change to the system of energy

Technip Wins Subsea Contract on Triton FPSO

  Technip has been awarded a brownfield subsea contract for the Triton(1) floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, operated by Dana Petroleum, located in the central North Sea.

Arctic Yacht Race from New York to Victoria

 Extreme Arctic yacht race planned  a race through the Northwest Passage, from New York to Vancouver Island, is possible only because of sea-ice melt, the organizer says.

Foss Christens New Arctic Class Ocean Tug

The first of three Arctic Class tugs being built at the Foss Rainier, Ore. Shipyard was christened Thursday, April 9, at the Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma, Wash.

Canada Releases Tanker Safety System Report

The Government of Canada has released the second report of the independent Tanker Safety Expert Panel, “A Review of Canada’s Ship-source Spill Preparedness and

Another Gas Find By Statoil in Aasta Hanstee

  Operator Statoil has together with PL602 partners made a gas discovery in the Roald Rygg prospect in the Norwegian Sea. This is the second Statoil discovery

SPE Award for Survitec Group

  Two safety and survival systems developed for use in the UK’s offshore sector by the Survitec Group were recognised for their industry-leading importance when

Rosneft expedition to explore Arctic Ice

  Expedition ''Kara-Winter 2015'', organized by the oil giant Rosneft, left from the city of Murmansk to study the surface ice in the Arctic, accompanied by the icebreaker Yamal.

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