Rosneft and ExxonMobil have successfully completed drilling of vertical wells with a depth of 2,113 meters at Universitetskaya-1 in the Kara Sea.→
The crew of the Admiral Vladimirsky research vessel during the second phase of the voyage has made a number of geographical and scientific discoveries in the Arctic, the press-service of the Baltic fleet reports.→
The Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region Dmitry Kobylkin and Chairman of the Board of Gazprom Neft Alexander Dyukov signed a memorandum on joint action in the field of environmental safety in the region.→
At Cape Desire (Severny Island, Novaya Zemlya), which is the base station of the Russian Arctic National Park, the first-ever photos of the unique Novaya Zemlya subspecies of wild reindeer were received.→
A detachment of ships and vessels of the northern fleet set off from the main navy base of Severomorsk in the Barents Sea. This was reported by the press-service of the Western military region.→
Gazprom held a ceremony to celebrate the start of construction works for the new gas pipeline - Power of Siberia. Welding of the first element of the main gas pipeline took place near the village of Us Khatyn, 18 km away from Namsky Highway near Yakutsk.→
Offshore Marintec Russia to host top players of the global energy and shipbuilding market
October 7-10 Pavilion 1 of ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre in St. Petersburg will host the International Specialised Offshore Exhibition and Conference Offshore Marintec Russia dedicated to the Arctic continental shelf infrastructure development. →
Russia will restore military infrastructure in the Arctic - Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia intends to develop and strengthen its presence in the Arctic, including restoring military infrastructure, but not in order to fight someone out there. →
The Arctic should be left outside of war rhetoric - Lavrov
Russia is opposed to the militarization of the Arctic and does not want this region to be the scene of confrontation, said Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. →
The first sea shipment of oil from Novoport took place
Gazprom Neft provided a summer shipment of oil from Novoportovskoe deposit - for the first time, the raw material was taken by sea and sent to European consumers. →
The governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region held a working meeting with representatives of Gazprom Neft
The Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region Dmitry Kobylkin held an extended meeting with the heads of Gazprom Neft and its subsidiaries on 21 August. →
Food safety discussed in Yamal
The day before the governor's visit to Nadym ended in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, Dmitry Kobylkin and acting governor of Tyumen Region Vladimir Yakushev. →
Port Sabetta receives "foreigners"
For the first time, four foreign vessels entered the port of Sabetta. They brought supplies and equipment for the Yamal LNG project, as well as products for other regions of the Russian Federation. →
For the first time, Russia has conducted geophysical surveys in the North Pole
For the first time in the world, as part of the Arctic-2014 high-latitude expedition, Akademik Fedorov and Yamal nuclear icebreakers conducted an entire complex of geophysical research at the North Pole. →
Exxon Mobil and Rosneft announce completion of Arctic well drilling
Rosneft, the Russian energy giant has announced that it has discovered oil with Exxon Mobil, its US project partner at a controversial well in the Arctic.
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Remembering the sailing ship the Lady of Avenel
Probably the most attractive sailing ship ever to grace Bridlington harbour was the Lady of Avenel. In 1925 she became a support vessel for a British Arctic expedition.
US, EU to ban Exxon, BP and Shell from oil exploration in Russia – report
The EU and the US are going to ban energy giants like Exxon Mobil, BP and Shell from searching for crude oil in Russia's Arctic, deep seas and shale formations, three American officials anonymously told Bloomberg.
Brief to defence minister: Arctic station costs more than double original estimate
The Defence Department balked after the cost of a long-delayed docking and refuelling station in the Arctic ballooned to more than twice its original estimate, a newly released document shows.
Arctic business forum has first meeting, fulfilling Canadian promise
Canada will live up to promises it made two years ago when the first meeting of the Arctic Economic Council begins Tuesday in Iqaluit.
Lego, we’re feeling sad too
We’re sad to see such a popular, well-loved brand like Lego being used by Shell, with the willingness of Lego’s bosses, to help clean up its disreputable image.
Eyes on the Arctic: The U.S.'s Pivot North
Let’s face it. The Arctic is not part of America’s collective imagination. Yes, we recognize that the state of Alaska legitimizes our claim as an Arctic nation, but it’s so terribly far away.
Canada's Arctic Council Protest: Ripple Effect?
A “ripple effect,” the spreading effect or series of consequences caused by a single action, is a very real phenomenon in the sea of international politics. One major foreign policy decision can catapult itself into effecting a whole slew of subsequent actions.