Tag: Barents Sea

Statoil strikes out in well at center of Greenpeace standoff

Statoil ASA failed to find oil in the northernmost site ever drilled off Norway’s Arctic tip.  More »

Greenpeace boards rig heading for Norway’s northernmost drilling site

Activists from environmental group Greenpeace boarded a Statoil rig en route to drill Norway’s northernmost exploration well in the Barents Sea, saying it’s too close to the polar ice cap and a key nature reserve.  More »

Melting Arctic easing access to fossil fuels

More direct northern sea routes may be opening up in the Arctic, as the melting of the ice has made previously unnavigable routes a growing possibility for large ships, including tankers carrying oil and gas, an expert said Wednesday at the Third Houston Shipping and Offshore Conference.  More »

Arctic oil discovery heralds more finds in Norway’s Barents Sea

Norway may see a series of Arctic oil finds after a well produced crude from a previously unproductive layer of rock, explorer Lundin Petroleum AB said.  More »