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2013-06-04 12:22:10

SmartPlant® Enterprise for Owner Operators enables accurate and reliable engineering data and documentation, which are essential for optimized platform performance HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eni Norge relies on Intergraph(® )SmartPlant(®) Enterprise solutions for owner operators for one of the most challenging projects in the Barents Sea, a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean, located north of Norway and Russia. Goliat is the first oil field to be...

2013-05-07 08:22:17

OSLO, Norway, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IPnett AS has signed an agreement with ENI Norge to deliver the IT admission control and security solution for the offshore operations at Goliat. The solution allows secure operation of all IT applications and systems ashore, realizing huge cost savings for the operator. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130507/613170-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130507/613170-b ) (Photo:...

Oil Companies Work In Extreme Conditions
2012-11-26 11:49:18

University of Stavanger The northward shift of Norway's oil industry means it must adjust to temperatures down to -30°C, storms, sleet and snow, and drift ice; and to the blackest night "Try to imagine changing a tyre in freezing weather, snow and darkness," says professor Tore Markeset, a specialist in cold climate technology at the University of Stavanger (UiS). That is his way of visualizing the challenges facing oil companies seeking to produce oil and gas from the far north...

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2009-12-10 13:32:58

High-resolution computer simulations performed by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS) are helping to understand the inflow of North Atlantic water to the Arctic Ocean and how this influences ocean climate. The summer of 2007 saw a record retreat in Arctic sea ice, and in general Arctic climate has become steadily warmer since the early 1990s. This has changed both sea ice drift and upper ocean circulation. The warm North Atlantic water intrudes into the central...

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2008-12-12 13:32:23

Scientists from the GKSS Research Centre in Geesthacht have developed a mathematical method that enables a reconstruction of the occurrence of small-scale polar storms - so-called polar lows - in the North Atlantic. This has made it possible to determine, for the first time, the frequency of such polar lows in the past. Subsequent statistical analysis of data generated for the last 60 years revealed no direct correlation between global warming and the incidence of polar lows. The results from...

2008-11-04 12:00:21

Norwegian energy group StatoilHydro has announced that during the gas year 2007, which ended September 30, 2008, it has sold approximately 80 billion cubic meters of gas compared to the gas year 2006 when it sold 76 billion cubic meters, a 5% increase in sales. The sales volume includes the group's own sold piped entitlement gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG), third party gas and gas sold on behalf of the Norwegian state's direct financial interest. StatoilHydro's isolated entitlement...

2008-08-06 21:00:31

ASTANA. Aug 6 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan increased oil and gas condensate production 5.6% year-on-year in the first seven months of 2008 to 41.138 million tonnes, a government official told Interfax. Condensate production fell, by 7.1% to 3.708 million tonnes. KazMunayGas, the national oil and gas company, produced 5.54 million tonnes of oil and gas condensate in the seven months, up 0.6% year-on-year. Companies partly owned by KazMunayGas produced 16.942 million tonnes, up 8.9%: joint...

2008-07-21 21:00:32

MOSCOW. July 21 (Interfax) - Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T), the British trader of Gazprom (RTS: GAZP), and Spanish Gas Natural SDG have signed a framework agreement on liquefied natural gas supplies, GM&T said on Monday. The agreement signed on July 2 spells out the terms and structure of LNG supplies under favorable market conditions. The company said that this was a good opportunity to broaden LNG trade with the launch of the Shtokman gas project in 2013-2014. The...

2008-07-11 12:00:58

Norwegian oil and gas company StatoilHydro has said that production from the Snohvit field in the Barents Sea has resumed, after extensive service work comprising 150,000 labor hours. After a quick start-up, lasting less than nine hours and involving little flaring, the plant began producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) at about 60% of its design capacity. The company noted that up to a 1,000 workers have thoroughly checked the plant and made it as robust as possible. This turnaround is...

2008-07-08 09:01:01

Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has announced that the construction of semi-submersible drilling platforms slated for the Shtokman field development has begun at the Vyborg shipbuilding plant in Russia. Gazprom's vessel construction subsidiary, Gazflot, is undertaking the project. The platforms are intended for operation in harsh natural and climatic environment, withstand low temperatures and waves up to 32m high. The platforms are capable of drilling performing exploration and production...


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Willem Barentsz
2014-01-02 12:34:07

Willem Barentsz, born around 1550 and died on June 20th of 1597, was a Dutch navigator, explorer, cartographer, and a leader of early expeditions to the far north. He was born on the island Terschelling in the Seventeen Provinces. A cartographer by trade, he sailed to Spain and the Mediterranean to finish an atlas of the Mediterranean area, which he co-published with Petrus Plancius. His career as an explorer was spent searching for the Northeast Passage, which he reasoned must exist...

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