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Russian JV Orders Walk-to-work Icebreaker

2 hours ago

After a tender procedure, Dutch shipyard Royal Niestern Sander and a joint-venture between Russia's Mercury Sakhalin and Pola have signed an agreement for the construction of the world’s first shallow draft ice-breaking walk to work vessel. After delivery in December 2021…

Oil Prices Rise Ahead of OPEC+ Meeting on Further Output Cuts

8 hours ago

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, with traders waiting to see whether major producers agree to extend their huge output cuts to shore up prices at a virtual meeting expected later this week.Brent crude futures rose 0.91%, or 35 cents, to $38.67 a barrel as of 0427 GMT…

New Hospital Planned for Russian Village Building Novatek's LNG Plant

May 28, 2020

Russia's Arctic region of Murmansk plans to build a new temporary hospital in a village where a vital liquefied natural gas supply plant is being built after an outbreak of the new coronavirus.Murmansk governor Andrey Chibis said the authorities had contained the outbreak in Belokamenka…

Lukoil Installs Accommodation Platform Jacket at Caspian Sea Field

May 25, 2020

Russian oil company Lukoil has completed the installation of a jacket for an accommodation platform topside at the V.I. Grayfer field in the Caspian Sea. The offshore operations involved 110 workers and nine vessels, Lukoil said Monday.The facility…

Mammoet Lands its ‘Biggest Ever’ Contract at Arctic LNG 2 Project

May 25, 2020

Dutch heavy lift and transportation company Mammoet has said it has won its largest-ever contract at the Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia.Mammoet said Monday the contract was awarded by Technip-led joint venture NovArctic in cooperation with Saipem and NIPIgas…

Rosneft Re-appoints Sechin as CEO

May 22, 2020

Russian energy giant Rosneft on Friday re-appointed Chief Executive Igor Sechin, an ally of President Vladimir Putin, for another five years.Sechin, who turns 60 in September, turned the company into one of the world's top oil players and earned the accolade of oil tsar…

EU Court Throws Out Nord Stream 2 Challenge

May 21, 2020

Europe's second-highest court on Wednesday rejected a challenge by the operators of the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines against European Union gas rules, saying it was up individual member states to enforce them.Nord Stream 2, designed…

Brent Hits One-month High, U.S. Oil Tops $32 as Lockdowns Ease

May 18, 2020

Oil prices jumped on Monday, with benchmark Brent hitting a one-month high and U.S. crude topping $30, supported by optimism about the reopening of economies and output cuts by major producers. Brent crude was up $2.32, or 7.1%, at $34.82 a barrel by 1344 GMT…

Russian Pipe-laying Vessel Moors at Nord Stream 2 Hub in Germany

May 18, 2020

A Russian pipe-laying vessel Academic Cherskiy which Moscow can use to finish laying pipes for the Nord Stream 2 gas project, has moored near the German logistics hub in Mukran, Refinitiv Eikon tracking data showed on Monday.Led by the state gas company Gazprom…

Sechin to Stay at Rosneft's Helm for 5 More Years - Vedomosti

May 14, 2020

The Russian government has extended a contract for Igor Sechin, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, to stay as the chief executive officer of giant oil producer Rosneft for five more years, Vedomosti daily reported on Wednesday.The daily…

Gazprom's Arctic Gas Find Named '75 Years of Victory'

May 11, 2020

Russian gas giant Gazprom has named a new field discovered in the Yamal gas production center '75 Years of Victory' or 75 Let Pobedy in Russian, marking 75 years since the end of World War II and the victory over Nazi Germany.Gazprom discovered…

Exxon Cutting Costs at Russia's Sakhalin-1 Project

May 08, 2020

Exxon Neftegaz Ltd (ENL) is adjusting the schedule and scope of some of its activities at the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project in far eastern Russia as it moves to cut spending in response to the coronavirus crisis and weak oil prices, it said on Friday…

Staff from Coronavirus-hit Russian Novatek Site to Live on Cruise Ship

May 07, 2020

A cruise ship has arrived in Russia's northwesterly Murmansk region to accommodate healthy staff from a construction site run by the gas company Novatek, one of Russia's coronavirus hotspots, a local crisis center said.Novatek, one of the world's top liquefied natural gas (LNG) companies…

TGS Wraps Russian Far East Offshore Data Work

Apr 21, 2020

Norwegian multi-client offshore seismic data firm TGS has completed the reprocessing of a 21,631-square kilometer regional 2D seismic survey offshore Sakhalin Island, in the Russian Sea of Okhotsk.TGS, a provider of offshore data to exploration & production (E&P) companies…

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