Arctic Drilling

Shell announces return to Arctic in 2014 despite mishaps

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 5:25 am by Jennifer A. Dlouhy Waves crash over the drilling unit Kulluk where it sat aground on the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island, Alaska, Jan. 1, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class/Jonathan Klingenberg.) WASHINGTON — Shell officials […]

Russia Moves Closer to Tax Relief for Offshore Hydrocarbons

MOSCOW, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers approved tax relief for offshore fields containing hydrocarbons essential for boosting production in the remote regions of the world's top energy producer, a representative for a Duma committee told Reuters on Wednesday. Russia is offering new tax relief […]

Arctic Development Trajectory is Irreversible

By Margaret Kriz Hobson, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 The importance of the Arctic to world economic, political and military policy is increasing and irreversible, according to a recent analysis by Chatham House, a British think tank. The report argues that climate change, which […]

The (Russian) Arctic is open for business

...similar agreement with Royal Dutch Shell. No offshore drilling has taken place in the Canadian Arctic since 2006. Inadequate infrastructure is part of the reason: Canada lacks any roads or pipelines to its...Go to Source

Federal court says Shell Arctic oil spill plan legal

By Zack Colman - 08/06/13 09:25 AM ET A federal judge in Alaska ruled Monday that Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic oil spill plans doesn’t run afoul of environmental laws. The U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska said the Interior Department didn’t violate the Endangered […]

Media Advisory: NOIA’s Randall Luthi to Testify at Senate Energy & Natural Resources

For Immediate Release: Monday, July 22, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, nnye@nullnoia.org     NOIA’s Randall Luthi to Testify at Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing   NOIA president Randall Luthi will testify before a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing tomorrow […]

Oil work to go on in Alaska’s Arctic waters, without drilling

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 28 No one will drill in Arctic waters off Alaska this year, but there is still plenty of offshore work for the oil industry to do when conditions finally allow it next month. Full Story

Deep-water drilling expansion will strain workforce, study says

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 7:30 am by Simone Sebastian in Beaumont, Jobs, Offshore, Workforce Global spending on deep-water wells will surge to $114 billion by 2022, compared to $43 billion last year, creating a critical need for offshore rig workers, according to a new analysis by Wood Mackenzie. Full Story

Norway opens Arctic border area to oil drilling

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 2:46 pm by Associated Press in Arctic, Europe STOCKHOLM — Norway’s Parliament has opened up a new area on the fringe of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling despite protests from opponents who fear catastrophic oil spills in the remote and icy region. […]

Interior official hears wide range of input on oil drilling in Arctic

Anchorage — Against the backdrop of Royal Dutch Shell's troubled 2012 attempt to drill in the Arctic Ocean, a top Interior official -- and former Alaskan -- heard the gamut of views Thursday about whether and how oil companies can safely drill ... Go to […]
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