http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Russia's new icebreakers carve path for oil and gas shipping https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/5/28/russias-new-icebreakers-carve-path-for-oil-and-gas-shipping Last weekend, Russia launched the last of a new crew of atomic icebreakers meant to consolidate the country’s dominance of commercial traffic in the Arctic. As much of the rest of the world recognizes climate change as an emergency, Russia is working hard to capitalize on it — and the U.S. appears to be far behind. CNOOC Limited signs agreement with JSC Novatek for the Arctic LNG 2 project https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/25/cnooc-limited-signs-agreement-with-jsc-novatek-for-the-arctic-lng-2-project CNOOC Limited has announced that the company has signed a heads of agreement with JSC Novatek, a Russian gas producer, for the acquisition of 10% interest of the Arctic LNG 2 project. Total signs definitive agreements for entry into Arctic LNG 2 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/3/5/total-signs-definitive-agreements-for-entry-into-arctic-lng-2 Total announces that it has signed the definitive agreements with Novatek for the acquisition of a direct 10% interest in Arctic LNG 2, a major liquefied natural gas development led by Novatek on the Gydan Peninsula, Russia. Gazprom Neft strengthens its own Arctic fleet with a second icebreaker, the Andrey Vilkitsky https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/12/24/gazprom-neft-strengthens-its-own-arctic-fleet-with-a-second-icebreaker-the-andrey-vilkitsky The Andrey Vilkitsky icebreaker, built as part of Gazprom Neft’s “Time of the Arctic” program, has been launched in St. Petersburg. Total takes 10% stake in Russia's Arctic LNG 2 from Novatek https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/5/25/total-takes-10-stake-in-russias-arctic-lng-2-from-novatek Total SA will take 10% stake in a multi-billion-dollar liquefied natural gas project in Russia’s frozen north from Novatek PJSC. China to get first Yamal LNG cargo as Russia says "thank you" https://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/10/27/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. Saipem seen getting work in Novatek's Arctic LNG 2 project https://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/24/saipem-seen-getting-work-in-novateks-arctic-lng-2-project Italy's Saipem is likely to get a sub-contractor role in a new project to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Arctic by Russia's Novatek, one of Novatek's partners said. Saipem set for Arctic LNG 2 platform contract https://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/17/saipem-set-for-arctic-lng-2-platform-contract Russian gas producer Novatek is expected to select Italy's Saipem to build offshore platforms for its second liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in the Arctic, four sources said. Low oil price hurts Norway's economic case for northern drilling https://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/3/low-oil-price-hurts-norways-economic-case-for-northern-drilling Low oil prices mean drilling for oil and gas in an offshore zone between Russia and Norway will not bring the economic benefits Oslo had predicted, according to a report commissioned by two green groups that are suing the Norwegian state over its plans. Rosneft finds first oil field offshore eastern Arctic https://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/6/27/rosneft-finds-first-oil-field-offshore-eastern-arctic Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft said on Sunday it had found its first oil field in the Laptev Sea in the eastern Arctic, making a breakthrough in the search for hydrocarbons in the harsh and far-flung region despite Western sanctions.