http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Statoil awards Kværner the contract for the Johan Castberg topsides http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/13/statoil-awards-kvaerner-the-contract-for-the-johan-castberg-topsides The contract includes the construction and installation of the topside structure for the floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) to be located on the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea. The contract has a total value of about NOK 3.8 billion. Aker Solutions to deliver modules for Johan Castberg FPSO http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/13/aker-solutions-to-deliver-modules-for-johan-castberg-fpso Aker Solutions will as a subcontractor of Kvaerner deliver modules for the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Statoil-operated Johan Castberg development, the largest oil discovery in the Norwegian Barents Sea. Hope wanes for "elephant" oil discoveries in Norway's Arctic http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/1/12/hope-wanes-for-elephant-oil-discoveries-in-norways-arctic After a disappointing year for drillers, Norwegian authorities are reviewing their hopes for the Nordic country’s hottest exploration area. BSEE oversees spudding of new oil well in Arctic http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/27/bsee-oversees-spudding-of-new-oil-well-in-arctic New oil exploration in Arctic federal waters is underway this week with the spudding of a new oil well from an existing man-made island in the Beaufort Sea. New survey shows ​huge increase in recoverable energy resources in Alaska http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/25/new-survey-shows-huge-increase-in-recoverable-energy-resources-in-alaska U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke ​released an updated resource assessment​ for​ the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A), the Western Beaufort Sea, adjacent State and Native lands, and State waters​,​​ which estimates the mean undiscovered, technically recoverable resources both on and offshore to include 17.6 Bbbl of oil and more than 50 Tcf of gas. Drilling in Arctic refuge could see further delays, despite tax bill http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/20/drilling-in-arctic-refuge-could-see-further-delays-despite-tax-bill Congress is close to lifting a 40-year-old ban on energy development in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but drilling for oil in that frozen wilderness may still be years away as the effort faces exhaustive environmental reviews and likely lawsuits. Russia wins in Arctic after U.S. fails to kill giant gas project http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/14/russia-wins-in-arctic-after-us-fails-to-kill-giant-gas-project Building the $27 billion Yamal LNG project meant shipping more than 5 million tons of materials to construct a plant 600 km north of the Arctic circle. PSA: Eni to resume production at Goliat http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/11/psa-eni-to-resume-production-at-goliat Following an overall assessment, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has determined that the order which required a shutdown of Goliat has now been complied with. This means that operator Eni Norge (Eni) can bring the field back on stream. Arctic refuge drilling to get speedy permit review, U.S. says http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/8/arctic-refuge-drilling-to-get-speedy-permit-review-us-says The Trump administration has a plan in place to speed up permit reviews for drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge if Congress approves exploration there, an advisor to the U.S. Interior Department said Thursday. Aker Solutions to design Johan Castberg FPSO accommodation unit http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/7/aker-solutions-to-design-johan-castberg-fpso-accommodation-unit Aker Solutions won a contract from Sembcorp Marine to design the living quarters for the Johan Castberg development's floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).