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Contractors chosen for Russian LNG project

Sep 30, 2013

Rosneft and ExxonMobil have selected CB&I UK and Foster Wheeler Energy as the initial phase front end engineering and design (FEED) contractors for the two oil giants’ Russia Far East liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. The contractor selection process began back in August…

Brazilian shipbuilder wants stronger maritime ties

Sep 27, 2013

Rio de Janeiro-based AMEC Kromav, specialist company for shipbuilding and offshore activities, is urging the Russian industry to take full advantage of Brazil’s multi-billion dollar offshore industry opportunities. In a comprehensive presentation at NEVA in St Petersburg…

Record PIG run on Nord Stream

Sep 26, 2013

Nord Stream has completed what is has described as a record-setting PIG run by running a pipeline inspection guage (PIG) along a 1224km route over 10 days. The run was to carry out a comprehensive inspection of the internal condition of both the Nord Straem pipelines…

Russia orders two icebreakers

Sep 20, 2013

Russia’s State Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (SMRCC) has ordered two new rescue and salvage icebreakers for patrols in offshore oil-and-gas fields.The vessels are under construction at Nordic Yards GmbH in Germany and will be fitted with equipment for oil-spill response…

Baku shipyard JV opens

Sep 20, 2013

A new shipbuilding yard, jointly developed by Keppel Offshore & Marine, Azerbaijan’s state oil firm SOCAR and Azerbaijan Investment Company (AIC), was officially opened this morning, September 20.  Baku Shipyard is a 62ha yard, in Baku…

Russia to reopen Arctic base

Sep 17, 2013

The arrival of a Russian flotilla in the Novosibirsk ('New Siberian') Islands marks the start of a new, permanent naval presence in the thawing region. As the race to lay claim to natural resources continues, Russia is reportedly planning…

Lukoil spuds offshore Sierra Leone

Sep 13, 2013

Russian oil firm Lukoil Overseas has started drilling in deep water off the coast of Sierra Leone. The company is drilling the Savannah prospect on Block SL-5-11, using the semisubmersible Eirik Raude drilling rig, in more than 2000m water depth…

Kashagan starts producing

Sep 11, 2013

The North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC), on behalf of the North Caspian Sea PSA consortium, has said the first well was opened and the initial volumes of oil are being produced from the Kashagan field. The first phase of production is from eight wells on an artificial island complex…

OE13: RGU in Russian partnership

Sep 05, 2013

Robert Gordon University (RGU) and Russian oilfield educational and engineering services company OILTEAM yesterday announced a partnership worth more than £1.2 million to train the next generation of Russia’s offshore energy professionals…

Russia offers two blocks in Sea of Okhotsk

Aug 28, 2013

The Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation (Minprirody) offered nineteen new blocks for exploration and production in August 2013, including two blocks of federal significance, the Amur-Limanskiy block and Vostochno-Pribrezhnyy blocks…

Rosneft, Exxon advance LNG project

Aug 26, 2013

Rosneft and ExxonMobil have commenced the contractor selection process for design and engineering work at its proposed LNG project in the Russian Far East, Rosneft announced. In 2013-2014 Rosneft and ExxonMobil plan to complete design work…

Siemens to deliver turbines for Yamal LNG plant

Aug 07, 2013

Siemens will deliver the key components for a power station that is going to supply the future Yamal LNG production plant in Northern Russia with electricity and heat. The Siemens scope of supply comprises the design, manufacture, factory testing…

PGS highlights Kara Plate

Aug 07, 2013

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has highlighted the exploraton prospectivity of northern Kara Sea, after completing research and 2D seismic in the region. PGS says, according to its research, the area, known as the Kara Plate, is a “highly promising proliferous region”…

Bumi Armada wins pipeline contract

Jul 25, 2013

Bumi Armada Caspian LLC signed a supplementary agreement worth RM567.6 million (US$178.5 million) with OOO LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft for EPIC (engineering, procurement, installation and pre-commissioning) work in the Caspian Sea’s Russian sector…

Rosneft’s seismic program

Jul 25, 2013

Rosneft began seismic acquisition over license blocks Lisyansky, Kashevarovsky, and Magadan-1 in the Sea of Okhotsk off eastern Russia. The company is gathering 2D seismic along with a gravity and magnetic survey, using the Academik Fersman seismic vessel…

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