http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil 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 The future is in the north, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/5/8/the-future-is-in-the-north-according-to-the-norwegian-petroleum-directorate Our estimates indicate that more than half of the oil and gas that has not yet been discovered is located in the Barents Sea. The curious case of Norway's 60 MMbbl of missing oil https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/2/3/the-curious-case-of-norways-60-mmbbl-of-missing-oil Norway has built a reputation as one of the calmest and most predictable corners of the global oil industry, but lately it’s been full of surprises. Equinor, Var Energi AS complete successful appraisal well in the Barents Sea Goliat license https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/1/3/equinor-var-energi-as-complete-successful-appraisal-well-in-the-barents-sea-goliat-license The resource estimates on Goliat continues to increase. Vår Energi AS has together with license partner Equinor completed an appraisal in PL 229 in the Barents Sea through the successful drilling of the 7122/7-7 S Goliat West appraisal well.