Sunday, May 17, 2015
Offshore

The Arctic Is Hot Again

This week, with oil at $65, the Interior Department approved Royal Dutch Shell’s plan to to drill up to six exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea, just west

May 17, 2015
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Offshore

Safe Arctic Drilling Won’t Betray Obama’s Climate Policy

Two of President Barack Obama's top priorities clashed on Monday in the Arctic Ocean, and the outcome has some environmentalists feeling betrayed. They

May 12, 2015
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Monday, May 11, 2015
News

U.S. Government Approves Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plans

Royal Dutch Shell's return to oil drilling in the U.S. Arctic for the first time since 2012 took a big step forward on Monday when the Obama administration

May 11, 2015
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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News

Shell Seeks to Remove Greenpeace Activists From Drilling Rig

Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it has filed a complaint in federal court in Alaska seeking an order to remove Greenpeace activists who climbed aboard an oil rig in

April 7, 2015
Total Views: 9

Monday, February 23, 2015
News

U.S. Issues Proposed Rules for Safety of Arctic Drilling Offshore Alaska

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have released proposed regulations that they

February 23, 2015
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
News

Shell Seeks U.S. Arctic Drilling Extension

Royal Dutch Shell is asking the Obama administration for five more years to explore for oil off Alaska’s coast, saying set backs and legal delays may push

October 28, 2014
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Monday, October 27, 2014
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Maritime News

Shell Seeks More Time to Fulfill Arctic Ambitions

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is asking the Obama administration for five more years to explore for oil off Alaska’s coast, saying set backs and legal delays may

October 27, 2014
Total Views: 314

Saturday, September 27, 2014
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News

Rosneft Announces “Victory” in the Kara Sea, Huge Discovery Made

By Rob Almeida and Shubin Aleksey Rosneft estimates 338 billion cubic meters of gas and 100 million tons of oil have just been found in a new field in

September 27, 2014
Total Views: 9

Friday, September 26, 2014
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News

Statoil Makes Gas Discovery in Barents Sea

Under contract to Statoil, the Transocean Spitsbergen discovered a 15 meter column of gas while drilling in the Pingvin Prospect NNW of the Johan Castberg

September 26, 2014
Total Views: 1

Friday, August 29, 2014
News

Shell Submits Revised Arctic Drilling Plan – Report

Aug 29 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc has sought permission from the U.S. government to drill in the Arctic Ocean and is keeping open the possibility

August 29, 2014
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Friday, August 8, 2014
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News

ExxonMobil’s Drilling Campaign in Russian Arctic Shows Sanctions Lack Bite

Sanctions, what

August 8, 2014
Total Views: 23

Thursday, August 7, 2014
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Offshore

Statoil Wildcat Well Reveals Gas North of Norway

The Statoil-contracted rig Transocean Spitsbergen has made a gas discovery while drilling at production license 614 approximately 300 kilometers north of

August 7, 2014
Total Views: 1

Friday, August 1, 2014
News

Greenpeace Protest Ship Departs Russia 10 Months After High Profile Arrest

A Greenpeace ship has departed Russia more than 10 months after it was arrested by Russian authorities during a high profile protest against arctic

August 1, 2014
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
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News

Transocean Spitsbergen Gets Go Ahead to Spud-In North of Norway

The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has granted the Statoil-contracted semi-submersible Transocean Spitsbergen the approval to begin drilling at

July 10, 2014
Total Views: 23

Friday, June 20, 2014
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Offshore

Greenpeace Cheers as Statoil Comes Up Dry in the Northern Barents

By Mikael Holter June 20 (Bloomberg) — Statoil ASA failed to find oil in the northernmost site ever drilled off Norway’s Arctic tip. The Apollo well,

June 20, 2014
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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News

Greenpeace Boards Transocean Spitsbergen Rig

15 Greenpeace activists boarded the Transocean Spitsbergen semi-submersible drilling rig this morning in protest of Statoil’s arctic drilling plans and

May 27, 2014
Total Views: 18

Monday, February 24, 2014
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Offshore

Arctic Oil Production Decades Away as Costs Limit Commercial Viability

Lundin Petroleum AB, the Swedish explorer focused on Norway, said there won’t be any new oil output in the ice-filled waters of the Arctic for at least 15

February 24, 2014
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Friday, December 20, 2013
Maritime News

Gazprom Starts Production at Russia’s First Offshore Arctic Oil Field Amid Controversy and Delays

Russia's first Arctic offshore field Prirazlomnoye, where Greenpeace activists were arrested in September after a high seas clash with Russian authorities, has

December 20, 2013
Total Views: 23

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
News

Oil Majors Team Up to Map New Area of Norwegian Arctic

A group comprised of 17 oil and gas companies has established a project for joint seismic acquisition in the southeastern Barents

December 10, 2013
Total Views: 2

Friday, October 4, 2013
News

Netherlands Takes Legal Action Against Russia Over Greenpeace Activists

"The Netherlands today began an arbitration procedure on the basis of the (United Nations) Convention on the Law of the Sea," Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans

October 4, 2013
Total Views: 22