Eni’s Arctic platform Goliat halts production

Eni’s Arctic platform Goliat halts production

Eni's Goliat platform, located in the Norwegian Barents Sea, shut down production on Dec. 26 after the discovery of a technical error with the pipe connecting...
Norilsk Nickel mulls closure of smelter

Norilsk Nickel mulls closure of smelter

The president of Norilsk Nickel said the company's polluting plant on the border with Norway and Finland could be closed as part of a $14...
Russia’s offshore Arctic oil platform Prirazlomnaya to close for 3 months

Russia’s offshore Arctic oil platform Prirazlomnaya to close for 3 months

The platform at Russia's Prirazlomnaya offshore oil field will close for three months, but that won't stop the field from boosting production over last...
As Polar Code takes effect, a mixture of confidence and concern

As Polar Code takes effect, a mixture of confidence and concern

The first thing that almost anyone familiar with the Polar Code, a set of shipping regulations due to come into force on Jan. 1,...
In Greenland’s hunt for oil, all’s quiet on the west coast

In Greenland’s hunt for oil, all’s quiet on the west coast

Despite attracting considerable attention initially, three on-shore drilling areas on Greenland’s western coast have turned out to be something of a bust. The Dec....
Imperial Oil, BP in limbo after Canada freezes Arctic drilling

Imperial Oil, BP in limbo after Canada freezes Arctic drilling

Energy firms including Imperial Oil and BP will get a year of consultations to hash out the fate of their rights in Canada's Arctic...
New milestone in Alaska gas line project: The state is taking over

New milestone in Alaska gas line project: The state is taking...

The state gas line corporation on Wednesday reached a milestone in its effort to take over the Alaska LNG project, authorizing two agreements with Exxon Mobil,...
Ban on new Arctic drilling gives Canada leg up -U.S. lawmakers

Ban on new Arctic drilling gives Canada leg up -U.S. lawmakers

OTTAWA — U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday slammed an agreement made with Canada to ban offshore Arctic drilling, saying Ottawa's plan to review its ban every...
China starts construction of new icebreaker

China starts construction of new icebreaker

Shipyard Jiangnan confirms that it has officially started the construction of the vessel, and that it is planned to be ready for sailing in...
Canada needs stricter grey water release rules for Arctic ships: WWF

Canada needs stricter grey water release rules for Arctic ships: WWF

The International Maritime Organization’s Polar Code, with strict new environmental rules for ships operating in the Arctic and Antarctic seas, comes into effect Jan....