WorldOil Lundin announces non-commercial gas discovery on Hufsa prospect Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has completed the drilling of exploration well 7219/12-2 on the Hufsa prospect in PL533 in the southern Barents Sea. A non-commercial gas discovery was made in the main well while the sidetrack was dry. Arctic refuge drilling moves closer to reality with Senate vote Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge took a significant step forward Wednesday, as the Senate energy committee approved legislation to compel lease sales in the 1.5-million-acre coastal plain along Alaska’s northeast coast -- tying it to tax reform. With Arctic drilling under attack, Norway oil chiefs fight back The man overseeing western Europe’s biggest crude spigot is fighting back against the oil doubters. Oil Search acquires $400-million in Alaskan oil assets Oil Search signed an agreement to acquire a number of oil assets in the Alaska North Slope from privately-owned companies Armstrong Energy LLC and GMT Exploration Company LLC. China to get first Yamal LNG cargo as Russia says "thank you" Russia’s Yamal LNG, set to be the world’s biggest Arctic producer of liquefied natural gas, plans to send its debut cargo to China as thanks for its support. New attitude in D.C. points toward increased EandP access on U.S. OCS, Luthi says Winds of change are afoot in the U.S. government’s energy-regulating bodies, and consequently, new access to the U.S. outer continental shelf (OCS) is on the horizon for oil and gas companies. Republicans may use budget to open Arctic, Atlantic to oil rigs Congressional Republicans have found a way to use the federal budget to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling -- and they don’t plan on stopping there. VOICE responds to press conference on 2018 budget resolution, ANWR Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat (VOICE) is deeply disappointed by today’s joint press conference, held by a half dozen democratic senators and several NGOs, pleading for permanent protection of the 1002 area of ANWR from oil and gas exploration. Arctic oil promise keeps Norway's disappointed wildcatters going It’s been a bad year for oil explorers in Norway’s Arctic: a record campaign in the Barents Sea yielded little; the most exciting well in years proved to be a flop; and Norwegians grew increasingly skeptical about the industry that made them rich. Senate Republicans set the stage to unlock 12 Bbbl of oil in Alaska refuge Senate Republicans set the stage for using the budget to end the 37-year ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.