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Activists End Occupation of Arctic Drill Rig

Apr 30, 2019

Greenpeace activists climbed down from a Seadrill drilling rig in Norway on Tuesday and are no longer occupying it, the environmental group told Reuters.The rig, which was boarded by four activists on Monday, will be used next month by Equinor to explore for oil and gas in the Arctic…

Novatek, Repsol Pact for Arctic LNG 2

Apr 03, 2019

Russia's second largest natural gas producer Novatek said that its trading subsidiary Novatek Gas&Power Asia and Spanish energy company Repsol  have agreed to a 15-year contract to supply 1 mtpa of LNG from the Arctic LNG 2 project and other projects…

Exxon Mulls FEED for Far East LNG Project

Mar 20, 2019

Exxon Mobil's Russian unit may take a decision this year on the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for its Far East Liquefied Natural Gas project with Rosneft, Alexander Popov, vice president at Exxon Neftegaz, said on Wednesday.The company…

Norway to Offer More Arctic Exploration Blocks

Mar 14, 2019

Norway plans to expand the offshore oil and gas acreage offered to companies under its annual licensing round in so-called predefined areas (APA), oil minister Kjell-Boerge Freiberg said on Thursday.The 2019 APA round will offer 90 new blocks…

BP, Exxon Sign On Alaska LNG Export Project

Mar 11, 2019

Alaska Gasline Development Corp (AGDC) said it signed an agreement with BP PLC and Exxon Mobil Corp to help advance the state-owned company's proposed $43.4 billion Alaska liquefied natural gas (LNG) project.'Our respective organizations share…

Norway Production Costs Rising

Mar 07, 2019

Petroleum production costs on the Norwegian continental shelf rose in 2018 after falling for three consecutive years, state-owned oil firm Petoro said on Thursday.Cost cuts were high on oil firms' agenda following a sharp fall in crude prices in 2014…

Total Buys 10% Stake in Arctic LNG 2

Mar 05, 2019

Total has agreed to buy a 10 percent stake in the Arctic LNG 2 project from Russia's Novatek, as the French energy group looks to build up its presence in the area to service a fast-growing Asian market.The companies said on Tuesday Total would…

Norway's Snow Crab Ruling Boosts Oil Claim

Feb 14, 2019

A court delivered a painful nip to European Union fishermen on Thursday by tightening Norway's grip on snow crab catches in the Arctic, a ruling that may also let Oslo claw more control of oil and gas from other nations.Fishermen from the European…

Arctic LNG 2, Siemens Sign Deal

Feb 03, 2019

Russian gas producer Novatek said that it had signed a deal with German tech giant Siemens to buy compressors for its new Arctic LNG 2 natural gas liquefaction plant.Novatek's second LNG export facility after Yamal LNG, the 19.8 million mt/year…

Gazprom Neft Considering Arctic LNG Production

Jan 23, 2019

Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russian gas giant Gazprom, is studying the possibility of its own liquefied natural gas (LNG) production in the Arctic as it tries to monetize its vast natural gas reserves.The discussions follow the successful launch of the Arctic-based Yamal LNG plant…

Equinor Stops Drilling Arctic Well After Incident

Jan 21, 2019

Norway's Equinor has put on hold the drilling of a key exploration well in the Barents Sea after a well incident last week, the company said on Monday.The incident occurred when Seadrill's rig West Hercules was drilling the Gjoekaasen well offshore Norway…

Alaska Officials Probe BP's Prudhoe Bay Wells After Spill

Jan 15, 2019

Regulators in the U.S. state of Alaska will investigate all of the oil and natural gas wells operated by BP Plc at its Prudhoe Bay oil field after the release of a small amount of crude oil and gas from a well that had earlier been shut.The…

Barclays Rejects Arctic Drilling

Jan 15, 2019

U.K.-based international bank Barclays  announced a new energy policy that significantly restricts the bank’s financing for the exploration or extraction of oil and gas in the Arctic.The policy  rules out funding for companies seeking to drill…

Norway Ready to Claim Share of Russia's Arctic Finds

Jan 10, 2019

Norway will step up preparations to claim its share of oil and gas resources if Russia finds petroleum on its side of a border in the Barents Sea, the head of Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Thursday.Norway and Russia in 2010 agreed a maritime border in the Barents Sea…

US Working on Arctic Oil Leases Despite Shutdown

Jan 10, 2019

Even as a partial shutdown halts the functions of many U.S. government departments, forcing the Department of the Interior to close national parks, the Trump administration is continuing to push for the expansion of oil drilling on sensitive…

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