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.
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.
Hammerfest, a former struggling fishing community, is now a gateway to the world’s northernmost liquefied natural gas facilities.
Low energy prices are giving a turbulent situation for the biggest wind power project Europe, the Markbygden plant in northern Sweden.
Five fields are up for geological exploration this summer, included one area near the ice boundary east of Svalbard where Statoil is partner.
Gazprom Neft is spending $230 million on the drilling of one well in the Pechora Sea. The Dolginskoye oil will have better quality than oil from the nearby Prirazlomnoye, the company says.
We need more time to decide how to develop the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea, Statoil CEO Helge Lund says.
Company Gazprom Neft is unfolding an extensive drilling program at its Yamal field of Novoportovskoye and will soon be able to ship out million tons of additional crude through Arctic waters.
Russia’s state nuclear corporation, Rosatom, confirms a training program is in full swing aimed at extending the life-time beyond 2018.
Two years after Gazprom abandoned the Shtokman project, Murmansk again approaches Gazprom for a stronger energy cooperation.
During the celebrations of last year’s Navy Day the Presidents of the Russian Federation and Ukraine were present at a joint military parade of the Russian a
A Russian military aircraft will be conducting an inspection flight over Norway later this month as part of the Open Skies Treaty.
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.
The Russian Arctic region is accumulating debts as spending increases. At the same time, Moscow ups pressure on regional economies.
Phosagro, Russia’s biggest producer of mineral fertilizers, cuts costs and boosts profits, and now considers the construction of a new plant in the Kola Peninsula.
Greenpeace’s icebreaker «Arctic Sunrise» left Murmansk last night, after having being arrested by Russian authorities for nine months.
As commercial shipping in icy waters picks pace, the Russian nuclear powered icebreaker fleet will no longer conduct tourist visits to the North Pole.
The most appropriate place to meet indigenous peoples from all over the world is at the festival Riddu Riđđu in Northern Norway.
The 29th Midnight Sun Film Festival held in Sodankylä, Lapland, wrapped up Sunday. 25,000 visitors flocked to see films in the northern cult festival.
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.
PASVIK: See the quick response of the Norwegian border guards. BOTV got a chance to film an alarm exercise.
As a response to the sanctions from the international community, Russia is creating a list of ”aggressor states”, in which all EU countries will be included.
Some 1000 parents and children in the Komi Republic have received help through the Barents cooperation program “Children and youth at risk”.
The 2014 International Field School in Siberia this July studies the effects of permafrost thaw on Russian cities.
Elena Larionova worked relentlessly to promote cross-border journalism cooperation in the Barents Region and was one of the founding-mothers of the journalism network Barents Press.