Shell could abandon Arctic after this season


#301

The rear minerals are to be found in abundance on the seabed in deep waters around the world: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/deep-sea-mining-five-facts/


#304

The trouble for the Goliat FPSO is not over. Did the OIM quits over disagreement with management about safety??:


#305

this Goliat thing is a never ending story of failures, it seems. Quite some incompetence related to that project.


#306

Italians. Southern laziness meets Norwegian bureaucracy.


#307

Meanwhile Mother Russia presses on…

http://en.portnews.ru/news/247572/


#308

Here’s some news on the Arctic tankers referred to in the article:

https://www.vesselfinder.com/news/10545-Zvezda-Shipbuilding-complex-Rosnefteflot-and-Taimyrneftegaz-agreed-to-build-and-operate-10-Arctic-shuttle-tankers

Those are probably quite similar to the ones Samsung built for Gazprom Neft’s project in the Gulf of Ob…


#309

Maybe another 15 for Zvezda…

http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/233342/novatek-considering-lng-carrier-order-at-zvezda/


#310

Next year’s planned drilling by Statoil in the Norwegian part of the Barents Sea:


#311

Here is what has gone wrong on Goliat:


#312

With regards to the original subject matter of this thread, Shell spent upwards of $8 billion on their Arctic Venture with nothing to show for it. At the height of operations in the GoM Shell had 60+ boats under charter. With the downturn they currently have less than 20 under contract. I don’t believe any of them are Chouest.


#313

Goliat will be allowed to start up again soon:


#314

well, not sure if that’s a great forecast. Seems they evacuated half of their workers recently due to leakage issues with their power generator.


#315

Norwegian Arctic Oil and the break even point for Goliat is in dispute:
http://www.highnorthnews.com/norwegian-arctic-oil-under-attack/

PS> The picture of the Goliat FPSO is NOT on arrival Hammerfest, but before load-out in Korea.

PPS> The use of stock fish to make a protest shows the ingenuity of Norwegian fishermen.


#316

The Chinese has gone home but they leave behind a very big find in the Russian Arctic:


#317

More trouble on the Goliat platform in the Barents Sea:


Somebody turned the thermostat to high??