Figures assembled by Patchwork Barents show that Norwegian Arctic ports for the first time in ten years have a bigger goods turnover than neighboring Russian ports, BarentsObserver reports.
The Murmansk regional ports in 2014 handled a total volume of 22,7 million tons, a 34 percent drop from the previous year, and the weakest result since 2003.
Furthermore, the negative trend continues in 2015. According to the ...
Figures assembled by Patchwork Barents show that Norwegian gas production in waters north of the Arctic Circle in 2014 amounted to 7,46 billion cubic meters. That is the biggest volume from the region ever, BarentsObserver reports.
A lion's share of the Norwegian Arctic production comes from Statoil's Snøhvit LNG project, the world's northernmost of its kind, which in 2014 reached a production record of 5,22 billion cubic meters.
In the more southernly Norwegian Sea, the fields located in the waters off the county of Nordland in 2014 produced a total of 2,23 million cubic meters. That volume will increase significantly as Statoil opens its Aasta Hansteen field, presumably in 2017....
Figures from Patchwork Barents show that production in northern Norwegian waters in 2014 dropped to 4,3 million tons, the lowest in 20 years. At peak production in 2001, output in the area reached 18,4 million tons.
The figures include production from the fields located in the Norwegian Sea off the coast of the Nordland county, among them the Heidrun, Morvin, Norne and Urd fields.
Meanwhile, figures from other parts of the Barents Region show stable production figures. Both in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the Komi Republic, oil production in 2014 increased to 13,5 million tons and 14,2 million tons respectively. In the Nenets AO, the increase follows five years of declining production caused primarily by Lukoil's problems with the Yuzhno-Khilchuyu field....
Figures assembled by BarentsObserver show that both oil and gas production in northern Norwegian fields dropped significantly in the course of 2013. The Snøhvit field, so far the only operating project in the Barents Sea, produced a total of 3,76 million sm3 of gas, a decline of 24 percent compared with 2012. Likewise, practically all of the fields located in the Norwegian Sea off the coast of the Nordland County had falling production figures.
In total, the north Norwegian oil production in 2013 dropped 16 percent to a total of 5,13 million SM3, while the regional gas production fell 16 percent to 6,06 million SM3, figures from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate show. The figures include production at the fields of Snøhvit, Heidrun, Morvin, Norne, Urd and Yttergryta.
The trend is in line with figures from the rest of the...
For decades, Murmansk was the by far biggest port hub in the Arctic, serving a powerful fishery industry and the major mining and metallurgy enterprises of the Kola Peninsula. Today, the ports of Murmansk remain key Arctic infrastructure objects of major strategic importance to the regional economy. However, they are increasingly challenged by ports in neighboring Norway.
Data obtained by BarentsObserver show that northern Norwegian ports in 2012 handled a total of 41,4 million tons, while Russian Arctic ports the same year had a turnover of 36,6 million. The Norwegian side includes ports in the three northernmost counties of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark, while the Russian side includes ports in Murmansk and Arkhangelsk Oblasts, as well as the Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
For the first time, it is now the county of...