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Russian Hydrocarbon Development in the Arctic Despite Sanctions

by Glenda Pavon-Suriel   Abstract Development of hydrocarbon resources in the Arctic shelf is a topic of increasing interest. This is in light of the effects of climate change in the region and recent findings of enormous resource potential. The combination of the environmental implications of resource extraction in the Arctic with the demand for natural […]

The Week in Review – November 14 – 20

by Sophie Nguebana, Elisabeth Nguebana, Patrick Osborne, Alexander Geysman, Alberto Perego, Irina Mironova UN Climate Talks in Marrakesh The Conference of Parties, COP22 took place in Marrakesh. The participants of the meeting have discussed the way forward after Paris. At the same time, a group of climate-sceptics has gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss the […]

Seminar Report – Norway and Russia: the Polar Connection

by Patrick Osborne The seminar, “Russia and Norway: the Polar Connection” took place on September 14, 2016 at the Russian National Geographic Society in Saint Petersburg. ENERPO students and professors were able to take part in the Polar exhibition and seminar commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Arctic Council. Professor Nikita Lomagin, Academic Director of […]

Shell Begins Production in Ultra-Deepwater Gulf of Mexico

By Glenda Pavon Royal Dutch Shell recently began production at the Stones offshore field in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell formally announced the beginning of production on Tuesday, the 13th of September through a press announcement on the company’s website. The Stones, located in the Walker basin, is located 322km off the coast of New Orleans. […]

Week in Review September 19-25

by Timoty Abraham, Alexander Geysman, Irina Mironova, Elisabeth Nguebana, Patrick Osborne, Glenda Pavon-Suriel, Alberto Perego China Wants its Nuclear Industry to Grow Dauntingly Fast Chinese city of Lianyungang saw people protesting last month against the nuclear power plant, already built in the area. China has started its nuclear adventure only in 1994 and since then […]

Five Questions About Nord Stream 2 – Opinion

This opinion piece by Henrik Vorloeper is part of our upcoming ENERPO Journal edition.

Natural Gas in Israel’s Relations with Turkey and the EU

By Timothy Abraham In a region where energy resources can be found in masses, both Turkey and Israel have been mostly reliant on imports. For this reason, energy has never really played a major role in the relationship between these two countries. This might change after the discovery of major gas fields off the coast […]

Russia and Saudi Arabia Stabilizing the Oil Market: A Prisoner’s Dilemma?

by Daniel Tsvetanov During the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, the Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and the Saudi Arabia Minister of Energy, Industry and Natural Resources Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Falih signed a joint declaration for the stabilization of the oil market. Novak and Al Falih agreed on joint measures and steps, recognizing the […]

Week in Review September 12 – 18

Photo by Jerry Mathes III Patrick Osborne, Daniel Tsvetanov, Bogdan Polishchuk, Alexander Geysman, Timothy Abraham, Glenda Pavon Suriel ExxonMobil: Asset Valuation Reporting Standards In the oil and gas industry, many companies have gone through reductions in assets values over the past two years; this normally was accompanied by non-cash charges (expenses that reduce earnings but […]

What if I drive an Electric Car in Saint Petersburg?

by Irina Mironova (photo: Tesla Model S) Last Sunday, September 11, I started the academic year by giving a lecture at the EUSP Orientation Weekend. I had to tell freshmen about electric cars and their future role in the energy system. One of the most important questions here is whether electric cars can ever cut […]