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Russians and DSME sign yard MOU

Nov 15, 2013

Rosneft, Gazprombank, Sovcomflot and Korean shipbuilding company Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on key terms of cooperation to establish shipbuilding and industrial cluster in the southern part of Primorskiy Krai (Russian Far East)…

Arctic entry for Sea Trucks

Nov 15, 2013

Sea Trucks Group has won a contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to provide an accommodation vessel for the Arkutun-Dagi Project, operated by Exxon Neftegas Limited, in Sakhalin, Russia. Sea Truck’s Jascon 25 vessel will be used for the project…

Defrosting Arctic technology

Nov 12, 2013

The Arctic is one of the few areas remaining with large finds to be made. In order to operate and develop fields in the Arctic, new technologies are needed and are being developed, from ice-management systems to innovations in drilling. The…

Lamprell delivers in Caspian

Nov 08, 2013

Lamprell has completed and delivered the first of two Caspian Sea jackup rigs following tow out from the Astrakhan re-assembly yard. The new rig will now start its first contract in the Caspian Sea.  Good progress is being made on a second Caspian Sea jackup…

Contract Briefs: November 2013

Nov 07, 2013

FMC wins TEN order FMC Technologies Inc. received an order from Tullow Ghana Ltd. to supply subsea systems for its Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme Development (TEN) offshore Ghana. The order's estimated value is US$340 million. FMC Technologies’ scope of supply includes subsea trees…

Kvaerner in Moscow move

Oct 30, 2013

Norwegian engineering and construction firm Kvaerner has opened an office in Moscow to position itself for future arctic construction projects. Kvaerner's office in Moscow is being led by Andrey Plotnikov, with a staff of 10 people currently focusing on business development activities…

Russian diplomats talk trade

Oct 29, 2013

The US-Russia Business Council (USRBC) held its 21st annual meeting on 29 October in Houston, Texas. Various panels discussed topics ranging from Russia’s global integration to its over-dependency on oil and gas to investment in the country…

Russia launches subsea production

Oct 24, 2013

The first subsea production facility has been brought on stream offshore Russia, Gazprom announced.  The Kirinskoye gas and condensate field, part of the Sakhalin III project, is a 28km subsea tie-back to shore, in the Kirinsky block in the Sea of Okhotsk…

WEC - opportunities and challenges for Russia

Oct 18, 2013

Forces transforming the global energy industry are presenting both opportunities and challenges for Russia, according to senior government and industry figures at the World Energy Congress in Korea. Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy…

Russia's arctic production needs

Oct 16, 2013

More needs to be done to develop Russian subsea production capabilities in order to develop hydrocarbon resources in Russia’s arctic seas, SPE Arctic & Extreme heard in Moscow yesterday. According Gazprom, there is an estimated 21-46Billion tons of oil and 36…

Growing the Caspian’s small rig market

Oct 12, 2013

The Caspian Sea is a land-locked interior basin with established oil and gas production that has seen increasing activity since the bordering nations gained independence from the former USSR in the late 1990s. Five nations surround the sea: Russia…

Asset integrity – a global perspective

Oct 11, 2013

Atkins’ Ramsay Fraser looks at offshore asset integrity assessment techniques and how acceptance criteria depend on geographic region. Evaluation of the integrity of an offshore structure is one of the four key functions of an integrity…

BKE Shelf awarded Dragon jackup contract

Oct 03, 2013

Dubai-based Dragon Oil plc has leased two LeTourneau S116E jackup rigs from BKE Shelf Ltd to use in its Cheleken Contract Area, offshore Turkmenistan. The Neptune and Mercury have been contracted for a period totaling three years. Neptune…

Lundin, Rosneft sign heads of agreement for Lagansky block

Oct 02, 2013

Lundin Petroleum AB and its partner Gunvor Group signed a heads of agreement with Rosneft Oil Company to jointly sell 51% of PetroResurs LLC. PetroResurs, the Russian subsidiary of Lundin, is the 100% owner of the Lagansky block license…

GE wins Yamal LNG supply deal

Oct 02, 2013

GE Oil & Gas won a contract to provide turbomachinery equipment for the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) megaproject under development on the Yamal Peninsula in Russia’s northern Siberia region. GE will supply six Frame 7E gas turbines…

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