Bloomberg: sanctions don’t bar oil-service giants bidding in Arctic

U.S. and European suppliers to the oil industry are still able to seek work in Russia’s Arctic despite sanctions designed to limit their involvement because the rules don’t apply to foreign subsidiaries,

17 February 2015Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Dubai will host International Oil & Gas Summit

April 15-17 Dubai will host International Oil & Gas Summit “Continental and Arctic Shelves”.

11 February 2015Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Arctic Shipping Forum starts in February 2015

The 11th Annual Arctic Shipping Forum starts on 24 February 2015 in Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Finland.

6 February 2015Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Artur Chilingarov: All issues in the Arctic can be solved through a constructive dialogue

Russia remains committed to a constructive dialogue with other countries on the development of the Arctic region, according to Artur Chilingarov, the Russian President's special representative for international cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic.

20 January 2015Arctic-Info 1 comments 

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Russia is an important partner in the Arctic Council

Tension at the foreign level should not affect the cooperation of Russia in the Arctic Council, Norway's Foreign Affairs Minister Berge Brende thinks.

19 January 2015Arctic-Info 0 comments 

While oil prices drop, we should continue geological exploration in the Arctic - Sergei Donskoy

According to the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia Sergei Donskoy, temporary suspension of geological exploration work on the Arctic Shelf due to the decline in oil prices will have a negative impact on the entire industry.

15 January 2015Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Putin launched production at the Bovanenkovskoye field

The launch of production at the gas field No. 1 took place at the Bovanenkovskoye oil and gas condensate field in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region. Russian President Vladimir Putin watched the launch via videoconferencing.

22 December 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Yamal, Ugra and Tyumen Region can merge only if people support this decision - Putin

Russia's President Vladimir Putin believes that imposing the idea of constituent entities' consolidation against the will of people is counterproductive.

18 December 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Scientists assessed environmental impact on health of Yamal’s residents

At the plenary session of the Scientific Council of the Russian Federation on Human Ecology and Environmental Health, scientists of the Arctic Scientific Research Centre presented a report, assessing an impact of harmful factors of the oil and gas complex on the cytogenetic status of Yamal’s indigenous people.

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