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27.01.2014 Rosneft Plans to Create an Advanced Meteorological Observations System in the Kara Sea

Within the framework of an extensive program for the Arctic shelf survey, Rosneft will completely restore the system of meteorological observations in the Kara Sea in 2014.

20.01.2014 Norwegian Arctic oil production down in 2013, but expected to grow

Figures assembled by BarentsObserver show that both oil and gas production in northern Norwegian fields dropped significantly in the course of 2013, Barents Observer reported on January 17.

06.01.2014 Norwegian West Alpha rig to drill in Russian Kara Sea’s Arctic waters

About 100 servicemen will accompany the 27 year old West Alpha drilling rig as it this year makes its first ever mission abroad, to the harsh waters of the Kara Sea, Barents Observer reported on January 6.

02.01.2014 Exxon, Rosneft to Start First Russian Arctic Well

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) and OAO Rosneft (ROSN) are set to start their first Arctic well this year, targeting a deposit that may hold more oil than Norway’s North Sea, Bloomberg reported on January 2.

30.12.2013 China considers bigger role in Arctic

China can play a bigger role in the increasingly ice-free Arctic, using its investment advantages and the size of its markets and labor force, but it is "far from becoming a power player in the Arctic", said the head of the polar strategic research division under the Pol

24.12.2013 Japanese Companies to Look for Oil and Arctic

Major Japanese energy developers will participate in an oil exploration project in the Arctic for the first time, KUNA reported on December 23, citing a leading business daily in Tokyo.

23.12.2013 Unconventionals in Russia: Legal Aspects

The unconventional resource boom that hit the United States and Europe had gone relatively unnoticed in Russia until recently.

23.12.2013 Gazprom Begins Russian Arctic Offshore Production

Gazprom has begun oil production at the Prirazlomnoye deposit. This is Russia’s first Arctic offshore exploration project, which marks the start of establishing of a large hydrocarbon hub in the region.

17.12.2013 Keppel FELS Delivers Jackup to Hercules Offshore

Keppel FELS has delivered a second harsh environment Super A Class jackup rig to Hercules Offshore of Houston, The Maritime Executive reported on December 15. Hercules Resilience was delivered 45 days ahead of schedule, on budget and with a perfect safety record.