Offshore Russia News


New Platform Loaded Out for Vladimir Filanovsky

Jul 15, 2019

UK based heavy lift and transport company ALE said it completed the jack-up, skidding and load-out of an offshore platform for the third development stage of the Vladimir Filanovsky oil field, the largest in the Russian section of the Caspian Sea…

Rosneft Cuts Oil Output

Jul 09, 2019

Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft said on Tuesday its oil production had declined due to a decision by oil pipeline monopoly Transneft to reduce intake of oil due to a contaminated oil issue.It said Transneft had imposed a 'significant'…

US Considering Sanctions Over Nord Stream 2

Jun 12, 2019

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was considering sanctions over Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project -- which the United States has told European companies to avoid -- and warned Germany against being dependent on Russia for the fuel…

Lukoil to Receive 50% in New Caspian Block

May 31, 2019

Russian oil company Lukoil is set to take a 50% stake under an agreement to develop a block on the Caspian sea, Interfax news agency quoted Kazakh state energy company Kazmunaigaz as saying on Friday.(Reporting by Anrdey Kuzmin Writing by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Susan Fenton)

Lukoil 2020 Capex May Exceed $8 Bln

May 30, 2019

Russian oil producer Lukoil's capital expenditure may exceed $8 billion next year, the company's Vice President Pavel Zhdanov said on Thursday.The oil producer sees its capex at between 475 billion and 500 billion roubles this year, depending on the global oil deal between OPEC and its allies…

Nord Stream 2 Launch Facing Delays

May 17, 2019

Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project to Germany may launch in 2020, rather than the end of 2019, due to delays in obtaining permits from Denmark, Interfax news agency on Friday quoted Nord Stream 2 AG as saying.The Russian-led company…

Lukoil Starts Two Wells in the Baltic Sea

May 16, 2019

Russian oil company Lukoil said it has commenced commercial operation of two wells at D41 offshore field in the Baltic Sea. Construction of one of the wells finished on February 6, 2019, the other was completed on May 7, 2019.The field is operated…

Lukoil Develops Arctic-Friendly Oil Spill Kit

May 08, 2019

Russian oil company Lukoil has been given state approval for its new absorbent and biotechnology-based oil spill response technologies for Arctic regions. Lukoil says the technologies, on which it has taken out nine patents, have been designed…

EU: New Rules Apply to Nord Stream 2

Apr 25, 2019

The European Union executive on Thursday said its stance on Nord Stream 2 is law and will not change, despite receiving letter from the gas pipeline threatening legal action if it is not exempt from new energy rules.The bloc amended its energy…

Russia Signals OPEC Should Raise Output

Apr 08, 2019

One of the key Russian officials to foster a supply pact with OPEC, Kirill Dmitriev, signaled on Monday Russia wanted to raise oil output when it meets with OPEC in June because of improving market conditions and falling stockpiles.Dmitriev…

Gazprom Neft, Schlumberger Partner on Well Logging

Apr 05, 2019

Gazprom Neft and Schlumberger have agreed to enter technological cooperation in well logging. “Gazprom Neft is committed to developing its scientific, intellectual, staffing and technological capabilities, supporting a collaborative ecosystem and building an inclusive innovation-focused environment…

Gazprom Neft, Novatek Mull Offshore Cooperation

Apr 05, 2019

Russia's Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of gas giant Gazprom, is in talks with gas producer Novatek about possible cooperation at its offshore deposits, Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukov said on Friday.'We're holding (talks with Novatek) concerning deposits that belong to us…

Gazprom Names Burmistrova as Deputy CEO

Apr 01, 2019

Russian natural gas giant Gazprom has appointed Elena Burmistrova, the head of Gazprom Export, to the post of deputy chief executive, Interfax news agency cited sources as saying on Monday.Oleg Aksyutin, already a board member, was also named as a deputy chief executive…

Lukoil Lifts Fourth-quarter Net Profit

Mar 04, 2019

Russia's No.2 oil producer Lukoil's fourth-quarter net profit rose to 159 billion roubles ($2.42 billion), up from 120.5 billion roubles in the same period a year earlier, the company said on Monday.Fourth-quarter revenue stood at 2 trillion roubles…

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