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  • proper n. A part of the Arctic Ocean located north of Norway and northwestern Russia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Norway and Russia


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  • Gazprom's Shtokman gas field in the Barents Sea will be the sole supplier for the terminal, which will have a capacity of 500 million cubic feet a day.

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  • Sailing across the wide northern sea now known as Barents Sea, he made land again in the north of Nova Zembla, and, hugging the western shore, came to Ice Point.

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  • Russia and Norway have for the past four decades disagreed over boundaries in the Barents Sea, which is believed to hold vast amounts of oil, gas and precious metals.

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  • For decades Norway and Russia have failed to agree on a maritime border in the Barents Sea, which is believed to contain vast oil and gas resources. sponsored by

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  • Areas in the Barents Sea were the focus of Norway’s 19th licensing round, held in the second half of 2005.

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  • It is also hoped the thaw in relations will lead to joint action on stopping illegal fishing in the Barents Sea which is becoming a growing problem.

  • Total, which also holds a stake in the Shtokman gas field in the Barents Sea, now says it plans to increase production in Russia to between 300,000 and 400,000 barrels of oil and gas by the end of the decade – up from just 12,000 barrels now.

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  • “On September 6, the biggest build-up of Russian airpower in NATO airspace saw as many as eight Tu-95s nuclear-capable bombers track their way from the Barents Sea and into the Atlantic… shadowed by 20 NATO fighters,” it said.

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  • Norway's attractiveness as a destination for oil explorers has also been enhanced by the discovery last April of large amounts of oil in the relatively unexplored Barents Sea.

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  • Just two months ago, Norway awarded 24 production licenses—12 in the Barents Sea and 12 in the Norwegian Sea—which were snapped up by a clutch of big Western oil companies like Exxon Mobil Corp, Italy's ENI SpA and BG Group PLC.

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