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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…

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…

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