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02.06.2014 Norwegian ministry rejects Greenpeace appeal

Norwegian authorities on May 30 rejected an appeal from Greenpeace, thereby giving Statoil final permission to begin exploration activities on the Apollo prospect in the Barents Sea.

27.05.2014 Greenpeace board Statoil’s rig en route to Barents Sea

On the morning of 27 May Greenpeace activists boarded the drilling rig Transocean Spitsbergen, Statoil’s press service has reported. The rig was en route to the Hoop area in the Barents Sea.

25.11.2013 Russian Sub-Soil Agency Continues Mapping of Arctic

Russian authorities continue hydrocarbon mapping in Arctic waters and will strengthen its regional geopolitical position, including in the Spitsbergen archipelago, Barents Observer reported on November 22.