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Thursday, 22 January 2015 17:22

Gazprom targets Baltic LNG

Russia’s Gazprom announced plans to build a new LNG plant on the Baltic Sea on Thursday (22 January).  The project,…
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 11:51

Schlumberger acquiring interest in Eurasia

Schlumberger and Eurasia Drilling (EDC) entered into an agreement in which Schlumberger will acquire 45.65% interest in EDC in a…
Monday, 19 January 2015 08:46

ExxonMobil starts-up Arkutun-Dagi

ExxonMobil began production at the Arkutun-Dagi field, off Russia. Image of the Arkutun-Dagi topside.   Arkutun-Dagi is part of the…
Friday, 16 January 2015 11:04

Gazprom Neft awarded two Arctic blocks

Gazprom Neft’s subsidiary, Gazpromneft Sakhalin has been awarded subsoil-use rights to two blocks in the Russian Arctic. Image from Gazprom Neft.  …
Thursday, 01 January 2015 00:00

Barents Sea FTG

Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry (FTG) is aiding prospect evaluation in a formerly disputed zone of the Barents Sea, adjacent to…
Published in OE: 2015 / January
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 02:57

Arctech Helsinki bought out by Russians

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has moved into full Russian ownership after United Shipbuilding Corporation bought the other half of the company's…
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 03:54

Gazprom buys out South Stream partners

Gazprom has agreed to buyout its South Stream Transport partners Eni, Wintershall and EDF just weeks after the project, which…
Russian gas giant Gapzrom is to work with state-owned RUSNANO, a nanotechnology technology commercialization outfit, to develop new technologies and…
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 09:43

Service during sanctions

For Western-based service companies whose products or personnel were at work in the waters off the Russia, projects that were…
Published in OE Exclusive
Monday, 08 December 2014 10:19

West Alpha to drill at Balder for ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) to use the West Alpha semisubmersible drilling rig on the…
Friday, 05 December 2014 13:50

Saipem notified of South Stream suspension

Saipem received a "notification of suspension of marine spread activities," which covers all vessels currently engaged in activities related to…
Thursday, 04 December 2014 14:40

Rosneft: Kara Sea field reserves confirmed

Russian authorities confirmed the reserves in the Pobeda oil and gas field, located on the Kara Sea shelf, Rosneft announced.…
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 17:35

Kara Sea JV cancels Siem Offshore contract

The ExxonMobil-Rosneft joint venture Karmorneftegaz SARL notified Norway's Siem Offshore that it has terminated Siem's contract for the 2015 season. The…
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 10:38

Putin: South Stream pipeline at a halt

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will discontinue current plans for the South Stream pipeline, citing continuing opposition from…
Monday, 01 December 2014 00:00

The next frontier

OE spoke with experts from CGG and Ion Geophysical to ascertain where the next frontiers of future offshore oil and…
Published in OE: 2014 / December