Offshore Russia News - page 26


Drilling due on Dolginskoye

Jan 21, 2014

Gazpromneft Sakhalin says it has started work preparing to drill an appraisal well in the Pechora Sea. The firm, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft and project operator for the exploration and development of Dolginskoye field, on the arctic shelf of the Pechora Sea…

Contract Briefs: January 2014

Jan 16, 2014

Petronas awards integrated contracts Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) has announced a new gas discovery offshore Malaysia and the award of a three-year integrated offshore installation contract. PETRONAS awarded its Pan Malaysia Integrated…

Eni increases Russian ties

Jan 16, 2014

Italy’s Eni signed a string of agreements with Russian operators and a research institution. The first is a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Eni and Novatek, which sees the two firms agreeing to future cooperation in offshore projects in the Mediterranean Sea…

PD&MS secures BP Caspian contract

Jan 14, 2014

PD&MS Energy has secured a three year contract to provide platform engineering services and upgrades for BP-operated projects in the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey region (AGT). The Aberdeen-based firm has options to extend the contract by an additional five years…

Colloquy: Projections for 2014 and beyond

Jan 03, 2014

Colloquy: Editor’s Column As we start a new year at OE, we offer projections from companies about projects and markets. This issue features a Global Market Forecast, with analysts from Infield Systems, DouglasWestwood, and Petroleum Geo-Services weighing in about exploration…

Filanovsky topsides work starts

Dec 30, 2013

Astrakhan’s Krasnye Barrikady shipyard has started constructing the living quarter platform (LQP-2) for the second stage of Vladimir Filanovsky field developed by LUKOIL in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea. The shipyard will construct two bearing blocks…

Russia to explore offshore Syria

Dec 27, 2013

Syria's news agency SANA, announced that the Syrian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources signed the 'Amrit' contract with Russia's Soyuzneftegaz on 25 Dec 2013 for offshore oil drilling, development and production in Block no. 2 of Syria's territorial waters…

Gazprom announces first oil at Prirazlomnoye

Dec 23, 2013

Gazprom Neft Shelf announced the start of oil production from the Prirazlomnoye platform in the Russian Arctic. Chief Executive Officer Alexey Miller said in a statement on December 20 that 'we have become the pioneers of Russia's Arctic development…

GSP Saturn heads to Pechora Sea

Dec 20, 2013

GSP Offshore has said its jackup, the GSP Saturn, will provide offshore drilling services in Pechora Sea, in the south eastern part of the Barents Sea, on the Russian continental shelf. GSP Saturn will carry out operations under a two year contract…

Frosty prospects

Dec 04, 2013

Plans for arctic exploration and development continue apace—but will there be resources available? Elaine Maslin reports. The size of the arctic offshore challenge is significant, both in scale and complexity, with relatively little activity carried out to date…

Lukoil awards ice-class contracts

Dec 03, 2013

Malaysia-based offshore oilfield services firm Bumi Armada Berhad has been awarded three contracts by LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft LLC to provide three Ice-Class vessels to service offshore platforms in the Filanovsky field, in the Caspian Sea…

Italian drillships for Russian arctic

Nov 29, 2013

Fincantieri has signed an agreement with a Russian research centre to define plans for a new drillship able to navigate in ice up to 1.5m thick. The Italian ship building firm has also won a contract with Russia's RosRAO, to build a semisubmersible…

Eni increases Russian ties

Nov 27, 2013

Italy's Eni has signed a string of agreements with Russian operators and a research institution, building its ties with the country. The first is a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Eni and Novatek, which sees the two firms agreeing…

Arctic seafloor releases considerable methane

Nov 26, 2013

The seafloor off the coast of Northern Siberia is releasing more than twice the amount of methane as previously estimated, according to new research results published in the Nov. 24 edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. The East Siberian…

Russia needs to up investment

Nov 19, 2013

Russia needs to re-focus investment from easier conventional onshore projects to more difficult and expensive tight oil, LNG and Arctic developments to maintain production in the longer-term, according to industry analysts Wood Mackenzie…

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