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Developing climate knowledge for oil exploration projects

Submitted by Élyse Fournier 10th August 2017 14:54

“Russian Prirazlomnaya oil rig in the Pechora Sea, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, operated by Gazprom Neft” by Krichevsky is licensed under CC BY 4.0


Energy operations in the Arctic, such as oil and gas extraction, face considerable challenges associated with climate. Moreover, climate change impacts are expected to occur very rapidly in Northern latitudes. British Petrol (BP) collaborated with ArcticNet, a research organization studying climate change impacts in the Arctic region, on a two-year study in the Beaufort Sea in Canada, where BP is planning an exploration project. The obtained data provides a useful baseline with which BP can compare future research, helping the company to understand the effects of climate change in this deepwater ocean environment and to improve the company’s capacity to make decisions on projects siting, design, and operations.

At a Glance

Country: United Kingdom
Industry sector: Endowment
Type of resources: Gas Oil
Type of energy: Fuel
Adaptation type: Informational Climate services Monitoring equipment and technology
Organization: British Petroleum ArcticNet
Organization type: Government Research organisation