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US Plans to Sanction Russian Vessel Involved in Nord Stream 2

Jan 18, 2021

The United States has told European allies it plans to impose sanctions on a Russian pipe-laying ship, 'Fortuna', involved in construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, German business daily Handelsblatt reported on Monday…

Russia: Equinor Boosts Onshore Presence, Exits Sea of Okhotsk Acreage

Dec 11, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has increased its presence in the Russian onshore oil and gas assets, and has pulled out from offshore commitments in the Sea of Okhotsk on the Russian Far East.In an agreement with the Russian oil company Rosneft…

Nord Stream 2 Pipelaying Vessel Nears Project Hub

Oct 26, 2020

Russian pipe-laying vessel Akademik Cherskiy, expected to be used to finish the Moscow-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, is heading towards the German project hub of Mukran, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Monday.According to the ship tracking data…

Russia, Saudi Arabia Discuss Volatile Oil Market

Oct 19, 2020

The world's two largest oil exporters, Russia and Saudi Arabia, are in talks on how to support volatile oil markets, the Kremlin said on Monday as rising coronavirus infections worldwide curb fuel demand.An OPEC+ ministerial monitoring committee…

Gazprom Finds "Substantial Amounts of Gas" in Kara Sea Field

Oct 12, 2020

Russian gas giant Gazprom has found a new gas deposit in the Kara Sea, at the Leningradskoye field of the Yamal gas production center.Gazprom said: 'As a result of drilling and testing of an exploratory well, commercial gas inflow was obtained with a flow rate of about 600…

Sovcomflot Returns Seismic Vessel to Polarcus

Sep 29, 2020

Russian firm Sovcomflot has returned the offshore seismic vessel Ivan Gubkin to its owner Polarcus.The 14-streamer 3D seismic vessel - originally named Polarcus Amani - had been on a charter with Sovcomflot since 2017 and should've stayed with Sovcomflot for five and a half years…

Schottel Thrusters for Russia-bound Ice-Breaking W2W Vessel

Sep 24, 2020

Dutch shipbuilder Royal Niestern Sander has ordered Schottel thrusters for what has been described as the world's first shallow-draught ice-breaking walk-to-work vessel, targeted for operation at the Russian Far East.Under the order from a joint…

World's Top Ship Insurers Won't Cover Ships Linked to Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Sep 23, 2020

The world's largest group of shipping insurers will not insure vessels involved in the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream gas pipeline projects because of the threat of U.S. sanctions.Associations belonging to the International Group of P&I Clubs…

Germany's Eastern States Back Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Completion

Sep 21, 2020

The premiers of Germany's eastern states have passed a resolution in support of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, daily Bild reported on Friday.The pipeline has been questioned by the German government following the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny…

GC Rieber's Ice-Breaker to Stay in Sakhalin with Exxon for Three More Years

Sep 17, 2020

Norwegian offshore and shipping firm GC Rieber Shipping has secured a two-year contract extension for the icebreaker Polar Pevek with Exxon Neftegas at the Russian Far East.The vessel is operating off Sakhalin Island, in far-east Russia. It…

Gazprom Vessel Sets Sail for Nord Stream 2 Base in Germany

Sep 17, 2020

A vessel of Russian gas giant Gazprom has departed for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline's supply base in Germany, data showed on Wednesday, in a sign that Moscow is still determined to push on with the politically-charged project.Nord Stream 2…

Gallery: Lukoil Installs Jackets for Caspian Sea Platform

Sep 15, 2020

Russian oil company Lukoil said Tuesday it had installed the jackets of the fixed ice-resistant platform at the V.I. Grayfer field in the Caspian Sea. Ahead of being shipped to the offshore location, the 3,700+ tonnes heavy jackets were moved…

Sakhalin Energy Extends Charter for Polar Piltun Crew Boat

Sep 14, 2020

Russian energy company Sakhalin Energy has extended the charter for the Polar Piltun crew boat with a GC Rieber Shipping Russian affiliate.As previously reported, GC Rieber in January said that Sakhalin Energy had awarded it contract extension…

Nord Stream 2 Should Not be Used to Punish Russia, Says German State Leader

Sep 14, 2020

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany should not be used to punish Moscow over the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the leader of the German state where the pipeline is due to come ashore said on Friday.The Kremlin has…

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