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8th Annual Russian Offshore Conference in Moscow – Focus on the Arctic

300+ senior representatives from more than 15 countries gathered in Moscow to discuss how to best capitalise on Russian offshore production. Steffen Weber, the Secretary General of the Arctic Forum Foundation was one of the speakers at the conference together with several leading industry speakers from BP, Total, Gazprom Dobycha Shelf and Sovkomflot amongst many others.  Read more…

The Arctic Forum Foundation at Global Economic Symposium, Rio – Exploring Energy Resources in the Arctic Ocean: finding a solution

Photo: Global Economic Symposium

The Global Economic Symposium held in Rio on October 16 and 17, 2012,  gathered policy-makers, academics, business leaders and civil society to seek solutions to the world’s problems that have become global. A panel on the Arctic addressed the issue of exploring energy resources. Among experts invited, the Arctic Forum Foundation emphasized the need for a holistic approach in dealing with the global issue of energy resources. “Evaluate Arctic drilling” was one of the most popular solution proposals of the Global Economic Symposium. Read more…

Industrial opportunities in the North: The November Conference 2012

The November conference took place in Harstad on November 7-8, 2012. The conference focused on industrial opportunities in the north with a special emphasis on oil, gas, ore and minerals. The conferences was organised in collaboration between Narvik Univeristy College, Northern Research Institute, Narvik research community, Maritime Forum North, Norwegian Oil and Gas and Norwegian Petroleum Society and gathered stakeholders from the oil and gas sector, service companies, suppliers and research institutions. Steffen Weber, the Secretary General of the Arctic Forum Foundation was invited to the conference to give a presentation on the EU’s perspective in the north. Read more…

Investment in the Arctic Region on the Agenda at the Arctic Region Oil and Gas Conference

The Arctic Region Oil & Gas Conference took place on 26 – 27 February 2013 at the Clarion Hotel in Stavanger, Norway. Steffen Weber, Secretary General of the Arctic Forum Foundation, participated as a speaker at the conference. The two-day event attracted regional and international oil and gas industry professionals, with 43 speakers presenting to 109 attendees from nine countries. Read more…

No Licenses for Arctic Oil & Gas? European Parliament’s Environmental Committee voting on “Offshore safety regulation’s” affecting the Arctic

European Parliament

This week the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) in the European Parliament voted on an opinion on the regulation on safety of offshore oil and gas prospection, exploration and production activities which are dealt with in the report by the leading Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). Read more…


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