Tagged: Barents Sea

The search for Roald Amundsen’s sea plane

A large-scale expedition leaves the port of Tromsø on Aug 30 for the Barents Sea to search for polar explorer Roald Amundsen’s sea plane, named Latham 47. Amundsen disappeared in the plane 80 years...

New Goliat rig not built for arctic conditions

The drilling rig Scarabeo 8 (photo) is under construction in Italy and will be used to develop the Goliat field outside northern Norway. However, the Norwegian petroleum safety authority has demanded operator ENI to...

Barents 2020 sees Russia – Norway cooperation

  DNV has hosted an expert meeting between representatives from the management group in Gazprom, Norwegian companies and representatives from the Russian and Norwegian government. The purpose of the meeting was to present a...

Goliat approved by Norwegian Parliament

    The Norwegian Storting (Parliament) has approved the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Eni-operated Goliat field in tha Barents Sea. This is going to be one of the biggest in northern...

Oil company invests in Tromsø University

  Support for Geological Research in the north Det norske has made a commitment to support the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Tromsø by funding a grant of NOK 8.7 million,  for...

Arctic leadership from Russia, Norway

Close and coordinated cooperation between Russia and Norway will have major importance for the development of the Arctic, President Medvedev highlighted ahead of today’s meeting with Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. By BarentsObserver.com In...

Norwegian-Russian discussions on economic cooperation

Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov (photo) is in the Norwegian capital Oslo to discuss economic cooperation with the Norwegian Prime Minister and Minister of Trade and Industry. On Wednesday, Zubkov meets with...

Seabirds dead after oil spill in the Barents Sea

Dead and injured seabirds have been found near “Petrozavodsk”, the Russian freezer ship that yesterday ran aground by the coast of the Bear Island in the Barents Sea. By Barentsobserver.com The Norwegian Directorate for...

Norwegian oil debate goes Arctic

The management plan for the Norwegian Sea presented by government last week bans oil drilling in several coastal areas, but at the same time opens up for drilling in new places in the Arctic,...