Category Archives: Arctic

ANS Production – August 2008

Notes: 1    Prudhoe Bay, Midnight Sun, Aurora, Polaris, Borealis, Orion 2    Kuparuk, West Sak, Tobasco, Tarn, Meltwater, Palm, Oooguruk 3    Milne Point, Schrader Bluff, Sag River 4    Endicott, Sag Delta, Eider, Includes approximately 33,000 barrels per day of Prudhoe Bay … Continue reading

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Icelandic Oil

Iceland has thrown its hat in the ring for arctic oil drilling, opening up the Northern Dreki area along the Jan Mayen Ridge for offshore oil leases.  Reykjavik plans to open bids 15 January and award licenses by 15 April.  … Continue reading

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Canadian Arctic Claims

The race for the Arctic heats up again.  After a Russian submarine planted a Russian flag on the seabed along the Mendeleev Ridge near the North Pole, the Canadians and Danish got together and launched a counter-attack.  As befitting their … Continue reading

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Update on USGS Arctic Oil Report

I’ve posted a couple times (here and here) on a USGS report on estimated Arctic oil and gas resources.  The USGS report estimated that the Arctic regions represented 13 percent of undiscovered oil, 30 percent of undiscovered natural gas and … Continue reading

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So Who Owns The Arctic?

I’ve blogged a few times before about Arctic sovereignty (here and here), and how it’s related to the potential for oil and gas development (here and here).  Now the International Boundaries Research Unit of Durham University has weighed in on … Continue reading

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Arctic Icebreakers – Front Line In Arctic Oil Race

From McClatchy Newspapers (Queenie Wong): WASHINGTON — A new cold war is breaking out in the race for Arctic oil, natural gas and minerals, and it involves front-line icebreakers. Russia has seven and the United States has three, if you … Continue reading

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U.S. Still Blocked From Arctic Oil Claims

From Petroleum News (Alan Bailey): U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has weighed in on the debate about U.S. ratification of the international Convention on the Law of the Sea treaty.“I believe it is very important for the United States to … Continue reading

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