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 field named “Eagle” is located only about 100 km from the Russian border and will be the easternmost ever drilled on the Norwegian shelf.

Oil companies reluctant to invest in the Barents Sea due to low oil price get surprise aid from Petroleum and Energy Minister Tord Lien.

The oil company wants to build another Arctic oil terminal, similar to the one in Varandey, but might be stopped by Rosneft.

Rosneft President Igor Sechin wants all Russian oil and gas companies to buy offshore technology from only one construction plant, the Zvezda yard outside Vladivostok. 

Two new wind farms will make northern Norway the biggest wind power producer in the Arctic.

A small Norwegian company has developed new technology for CO2 capture, and is now ready for an international launch of the technology in Hammerfest on the Barents Sea coast.


Anatoly Chubais, Board Chairman of energy major RAO UES, says Gazprom not should export more natural gas to Europe and China, but rather focus on growing domestic demands in Russia.

Statoilhydro`s Melkøya plant

Experts from the Norwegian Defence this week blew up a 330 kg mine from the 2WW located in the waters close to StatoilHydro’s Melkoya plant on the Barents Sea coast.

Viktor Zubkov

First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov was today appointed new board chairman of Russian energy major Gazprom.


Head of the Norwegian Fishery Association is frustrated with the extensive ongoing seismic mapping in the Lofoten waters and underlines that the fish industry “will not accept such methods in the future”.

Melkøya (

After two months of production stop and technical repairs this summer, the Melkøya LNG plant now does better than anticipated. The last month, the troubled plant produced 70 percent of capacity.

The "Goliat" and "Snøhvit" fields

Labour Party politicians in northern Norway demand that all oil from the “Goliat” field in the Barents Sea is brought to land. They believe that the region will not benefit from the proposed production from a floating unit.

Russian gas

Regional authorities in Arkhangelsk Oblast intend to cut use of black oil (mazut) from today’s 30 percent of heating fuel to 4,7 percent by year 2011. Meanwhile, the administration intends to save more than 500 million RUB per year in fuel expenses.