http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Norway’s Aker BP turns its back on new Barents Sea exploration https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/8/31/norway-s-aker-bp-turns-its-back-on-new-barents-sea-exploration Norway, Western Europe’s biggest oil producer, has more than 50% of its recoverable resources still in the ground, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. The Barents Sea probably holds most of that, yet there’s only one oil field and one gas field currently producing. Norway’s climate activists pivot to human rights to challenge Arctic drilling https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/6/15/norway-s-climate-activists-pivot-to-human-rights-to-challenge-arctic-drilling Climate activists that failed in their attempt to stop oil and gas drilling in Norway’s Arctic are taking the case to the European Court of Human Rights. Tensions over Arctic resource rights grow as Russia takes leadership role https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/5/21/tensions-over-arctic-resource-rights-grow-as-russia-takes-leadership-role Ministers gathering in the Icelandic capital Reykjavik for a meeting of the Arctic Council last week weren’t due to discuss security. But the issue dominated conversations on the sidelines after Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov declared ahead of the summit that the Arctic “is our land and our waters.” Lackluster results diminish interest in Norway’s latest Arctic oil lease round https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/2/26/lackluster-results-diminish-interest-in-norway-s-latest-arctic-oil-lease-round The Nordic country’s oil and gas industry has been keen for new acreage to offset an expected decline in production toward the middle of the decade. The Barents is estimated to hold more than 60% of the undiscovered resources off Norway, according to the nation’s petroleum directorate. Greenpeace can’t stop Arctic drilling, says Norway’s supreme court https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/12/22/greenpeace-can-t-stop-arctic-drilling-says-norway-s-supreme-court The Nordic government beat back a lawsuit by environmental groups in the country’s Supreme Court, which ruled on Tuesday the authorities had acted lawfully by awarding exploration licenses in the Barents Sea to companies including Equinor ASA, Aker BP ASA and Lundin Petroleum AB. From chess match to streetfight: The world's courtrooms are the battleground for the future of fossil fuels https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/11/13/from-chess-match-to-streetfight-the-worlds-courtrooms-are-the-battleground-for-the-future-of-fossil-fuels In Alaska, Michigan and Norway, partisans on the left and right are sparring in the courts to implement their vision for the future of energy. Operations from small shale plays to multi-billion-dollar offshore installations suddenly hang in the balance as the regulatory outlook becomes increasingly cloudy. Norwegian supreme court case puts Arctic drilling on the line https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/11/13/norwegian-supreme-court-case-puts-arctic-drilling-on-the-line Norway opened itself up to climate suits after amending its constitution in 2014, to reflect its support of the Paris Climate Agreement. The case against Norway tests its new law, which states that “everyone has the right to an environment that secures health, and to a nature where productivity and diversity are preserved.” Regional Report: The Arctic https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2020/november-2020/features/regional-report-the-arctic In the Arctic Circle, oil and gas interests are often a study of polar opposites. To some it looks like riches; for others, potential ruin. Equinor retreats from frontier exploration in Norway’s Arctic https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/11/26/equinor-retreats-from-frontier-exploration-in-norway-s-arctic Equinor will reduce its focus on the frontier areas of the Barents Sea in another blow to Norway’s ambition to build a new oil province in its Arctic region. Regional Report: The Arctic https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2019/november-2019/features/regional-report-the-arctic Dancing on melting ice