http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Senator eyes oil tax to punish Canada over Alaska drilling clash http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/5/10/senator-eyes-oil-tax-to-punish-canada-over-alaska-drilling-clash As Alaska’s congressional delegation worked feverishly last year to achieve the decades-long dream of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, they came across a formidable opponent: Canada. BP, Alaska Gasline Development Corp. sign binding gas sales agreement http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/5/7/bp-alaska-gasline-development-corp-sign-binding-gas-sales-agreement The Alaska LNG Project reached a historic milestone today as BP Alaska and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) announced the parties have agreed to key terms of a gas sales agreement, including price and volume. BHGE awarded Statoil contract to provide turbomachinery equipment to Johan Castberg field http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/4/23/bhge-awarded-statoil-contract-to-provide-turbomachinery-equipment-to-johan-castberg-field Baker Hughes, a GE company, has been awarded by Statoil Petroleum AS and Aker Solutions a contract to provide turbomachinery equipment for the topside structure for the floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) to be located at Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea. Lundin Norway begins drilling for extended well testing of Alta discovery http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/4/9/lundin-norway-begins-drilling-for-extended-well-testing-of-alta-discovery Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has commenced drilling well 7220/11-5 on the Alta discovery in PL609 in the southern Barents Sea. Following drilling, the well will be used for extended well testing. BOEM to open call for information, nominations for proposed Beaufort Sea lease sale http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/3/29/boem-to-open-call-for-information-nominations-for-proposed-beaufort-sea-lease-sale The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced it will publish in the Federal Register a call for information and nominations covering a proposed lease sale in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea Planning Area in 2019. 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.