Latest Barents Sea Stories
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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