Offshore Russia News


OPEC+ to Take 'Responsible Approach to Coronavirus'

Feb 25, 2020

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Tuesday he was confident that OPEC and its partner oil-producing nations, the so-called OPEC+ group, would respond responsibly to the spread of the coronavirus. He also said Saudi Arabia and Russia would continue to engage regarding oil policy…

Oil Falls as Russia Needs Time on More OPEC+ Cuts

Feb 07, 2020

Oil prices slipped on Friday as Russia said it would need more time before committing to output cuts along with OPEC and other producers amid falling demand for crude as China battles the coronavirus epidemic. Brent crude futures fell 49 cents…

Nord Stream Gas Pipeline Shipped 58.5 BCM to EU in 2019

Jan 29, 2020

Some 58.5 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas were shipped from Russia to the EU via the Nord Stream pipeline in the Baltic Sea.Nord Stream AG, the operator of the 1,224-kilometer twin pipeline shared the number on Wednesday.It said: 'Thanks to uninterrupted operation throughout the year…

Gazprom's TurkStream Pipeline Hits 1 BCM Milestone

Jan 28, 2020

Russian gas giant Gazprom has supplied its first billion cubic meters of gas via the TurkStream gas pipeline in the Black Sea, just weeks after the official opening.Of that amount, about 54 percent went to the Turkish gas market and some 46 percent was delivered to the Turkey-Bulgaria border…

Cyprus Blocking Russia Sanctions Amid Turkey Offshore Drilling Spat

Jan 27, 2020

Cyprus is blocking new European Union sanctions against several officials from Russia-annexed Crimea in a bid to secure EU backing for tougher action against Turkey in a separate row over drilling for hydrocarbons, three diplomatic sources said…

Lukoil Quarterly Profit Rises

Nov 26, 2019

Russia's second-largest oil producer Lukoil said on Tuesday its third-quarter net income rose 5% quarter on quarter to 190.4 billion roubles ($3 billion) helped by a lower effective income tax rate.Its sales fell 8.1% from the second quarter to 1…

Russian Oil Output Down in October

Nov 03, 2019

Russia lowered its oil output to 11.23 million barrels per day (bpd) last month from 11.25 million bpd in September, missing again its obligations under a global pact to curb production, energy ministry data showed on Saturday.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries…

Dudley Plans to Remain on Rosneft Board

Oct 24, 2019

BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley on Thursday said he intends to remain on the board of Russian oil giant Rosneft despite his plans to step down at BP next year.(Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by David Goodman)

Rosneft Makes Discovery Offshore Sakhalin

Oct 02, 2019

Russian integrated energy company Rosneft said it has completed drilling the first prospecting and appraisal well at the Vostochno-Pribrezhny license block on the shelf of Sakhalin Island, offshore Russia.The well was drilled on-schedule by…

Ukraine Strips US Firm of Black Sea Exploration Rights

Sep 12, 2019

Ukraine's new government on Thursday stripped U.S.-based Trident Acquisitions of the right to explore and develop oil and gas reserves in the Black Sea shelf, prompting the company to say Ukraine had lost out on $1 billion in new investment…

Gazprom Neft Resumes Output at Arctic Offshore Field

Sep 11, 2019

Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russian gas giant Gazprom, said on Wednesday it had resumed oil production at the Prirazlomnoye offshore Arctic field on September 7 after planned maintenance.The Prirazlomnoye field was halted on August 8 for maintenance…

Russia: Arctic Offshore Oil Feasible at $130/bbl

Sep 10, 2019

The head of Russia's Rosnedra subsoil agency said on Tuesday that the development of the Pobeda (Victory) offshore Arctic oilfield in the Kara Sea is feasible only at oil prices of $130 to $140 per barrel, Interfax news agency reported.Rosneft…

Russia Open to Private Firms Developing Arctic

Sep 04, 2019

Russia's natural resources and environment minister said on Wednesday he supported allowing private oil and gas companies to work on the Arctic shelf.Speaking to reporters at an economic forum in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok, the minister…

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…

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