In the last decade we have seen an increase interest by the oil companies in developing oil and gas fields in arctic regions. Companies are trying to adapt conventional procedures and technologies used in more tempered offshore regions into subzero environments. However, some all these proven technologies and techniques are not quite efficient in extreme cold environments.
In this paper the authors discuss the main challenges inherent to operation and maintenance of offshore facilities in arctic regions. Moreover a set of conventional and innovative solutions for these challenges is presented.