Statoil did not discover oil in the controversial Apollo well near Bear Island.
Billions are invested in the Zvezda yard outside Vladivostok to make it capable of meeting Russia’s growing demand for ice-protected ships and platforms.
Gazprom Neft is ready to ship out 80,000 tons of Novoportovskoye oil through the Ob Bay and towards western markets.
The oil servicemen involved in the ongoing drilling in the Kara Sea commute up to 5000 km to and from the drillsite.
Norway’s Statoil and Russia’s Rosneft has started exploration operations in the Norwegian secotr of the Barents Sea.
Rosneft President Igor Sechin suggests that his company gets a number of additional offshore field licenses, as well as better oil export tax conditions.
The region strikes deal with federal authorities over the development of ports facilities in Indiga and Naryan-Mar. That will prepare the ground for more out-shipments of Arctic oil and gas.
The Norwegian state might ultimately have to take its part of the bill for major oil and gas infrastructure projects in the Barents Sea.
The oil resources of the Kara Sea are comparable with the ones of Saudi Arabia, Rosneft’s Igor Sechin told President Putin in a televised call from the company’s first Kara drillsite.
The gas company is granted the license to the Kheysovsky structure, an 83,500 square km area in the Barents Sea.
Russia’s Yamal LNG project and construction of the Port of Sabetta are on track despite Western sanctions, head of project operator Novatek says.
The state-owned company will hire 2000 people in connection with the development of its new Arctic base infrastructure in Murmansk.
The drilling rig is on its way towards far-Arctic Russian waters as part of the controversial cooperation between ExxonMobil and Rosneft.
A Norwegian seismic vessel has started mapping of the disputed shelf around the Svalbard archipelago.
The Norwegian oil company did not discover much-desired hydrocarbons at the Atlantis structure in the Barents Sea. Meanwhile, the Austrian OMV is drilling with success at its neighboring license areas.
After pressure from the oil industry, a formerly closed area along the Kola Bay is opened up for regular civilian traffic.
The Northern Fleet’s destroyers «Severomorsk» and «Admiral Levchenko» on Tuesday sail into the Barents Sea for a joint exercise with nuclear submarines and naval aviation.
More than three years after it was built, the nuclear service vessel ”Rossita” for the first time loaded radioactive wastes from a dump site in the Kola Peninsula.
Norilsk Nickel should move to a functioning, upgraded plant to stop pollution from Nikel.
EU is taking over the market for Norwegian salmon after the Russian import ban. Last week the export went up 15 percent.
Russia’s Government on Wednesday published corrections to the list over foodstuffs that are illegal to import to Russia.
As the company prepares for drilling of the University-1 well, special sensors are placed at nearby icebergs.
Greenpeace’s icebreaker «Arctic Sunrise» left Murmansk last night, after having being arrested by Russian authorities for nine months.
Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk of team Belkin Pro Cycling became the second winner of the world’s northernmost international bike race Arctic Race of Norway.
China won the men’s title and Russia the women’s title in the Chess Olympiad which ended in Tromsø on Thursday.
Finns and Russians are visiting each other’s country more seldom. The number of visas issued in both countries has declined significantly in 2014.
IMF says Russia’s GDP risks to fall starkly to the downside this year. However, June had a 10 percent increase in travel from Murmansk region to Norway.
Murmansk has seen its first demonstration against Norway’s adoption of EU’s sanctions against Russia. On Monday a dozen people gathered to protest against foreign influence on Norwegian policy.
Former Speaker of Murmansk Duma Vasily Shambir was arrested on August 12 at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, trying to leave the country while under investigation.
NRK journalist and veteran in the Barents Press network Arne Store died Wednesday at age 69.
Murmansk Oblast has so far received more than 2700 refugees from Eastern Ukraine and more are coming. They receive help from Murmansk Red Cross.