Offshore Russia News - page 31


BMT on Caspian weather watch

Apr 17, 2013

BMT ARGOSS (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has secured a long-term contract to provide an oil major with weather forecasting services for all its North Caspian Sea operations, both offshore and onshore. The scope of BMT’s work includes…

Pipe-manufacturing center

Apr 16, 2013

Russia-based OMK held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open its new pipe-manufacturing facility, which sits on 75 acres in Houston. The US$100 million investment was made in response to rising demand for oil country tubular goods (OCTG), especially by strong demand in North America’s shale plays.

Expansion pact

Apr 10, 2013

F.ExxonMobil and Rosneft signed an addendum to their 2011 strategic cooperation agreement extending ExxonMobil’s access to seven new exploration blocks in the Chukchi, Laptev, and Kara Seas, an area of about 600,000 sq km. Rosneft gained…

Statoil to explore Caspian with SOCAR

Apr 08, 2013

Statoil and SOCAR took a step forward in strengthening their cooperation by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly explore and develop the Zafar-Mashal structures in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea. The agreement was signed in Baku…

Gazprom readies Kirinskoye flow

Apr 05, 2013

Natural gas production will begin this year from the Kirinskoye gas and condensate field under the Sakhalin III project, Gazprom announced.Kholmsk, Sakhalin Region (Image: Gazprom)The announcement followed a meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom's management committee…

Pipelines

Mar 28, 2013

Last year, Turkey approved construction of the South Stream pipeline through its territory, which will bring Russian gas across the southern Black Sea and into Europe. Construction should be completed in 2015, with the offshore component costing US$13 billion…

Arctic pact

Mar 28, 2013

ExxonMobil and Rosneft signed a new pact last month, enabling ExxonMobil to gain seven new exploration blocks in the Chukchi, Laptev and Kara Seas, an area totaling 600,000 sq km. In turn, Rosneft will have the option to take 25% of ExxonMobil’s…

Russia's Neftegaz joins 20 deepwater GOM blocks

Mar 06, 2013

Neftegaz America Shelf LP (Neftegaz), an indirect independent subsidiary of Rosneft, acquires 30 percent interest in 20 deepwater exploration blocks in the Gulf of Mexico held by ExxonMobil, under an agreement signed by the two companies. Rosneft President Igor I…

Technip to work with Russia's Rostec

Mar 01, 2013

Technip announces that it has signed two agreements with State Corporation Russian Technologies (Rostec) during the official meeting between François Hollande, President of the French Republic, and Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation…

Barents and Jan Mayen resources higher

Feb 27, 2013

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s (NPD’s) mapping of the southeastern Barents Sea and the area surrounding Jan Mayen will result in an approximate increase of 15% in the estimates of undiscovered resources on the Norwegian shelf.This…

New satellite shows precise extent of Arctic sea ice loss

Feb 26, 2013

Bremerhaven, 15 February 2013. Current measurements of the ESA ice thickness satellite CryoSat-2 have shown that the total mass of the Arctic sea ice was 36% smaller last autumn than during the same period in the years 2003 to 2008. Five years ago…

Upstream highlights of Eni's 2012 results

Feb 15, 2013

Italian major, Eni S.p.A., announced results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 on Friday, 15 Feb 2013. Operational highlights include: Record amount of discovered resources in the year: 3.64 bboe; Proved reserves at eight-year record: 7…

Exxon expands Rosneft pact

Feb 13, 2013

Rosneft pact grants Exxon 7 Arctic Sea blocksExxonMobil President Stephen Greenlee and Rosneft President Igor Sechin sign expanded cooperation agreementExxonMobil significantly boosted its presence in the Russian Arctic with new agreements with Russian partner Rosneft…

Lukoil goes horizontal

Jan 10, 2013

Lukoil has conducted a four-well horizontal drilling campaign at the Yu Korchagin field in the northern Caspian Sea. Initial flow rates tested between 4000b/d and 10,000b/d. Recoverable oil reserves at the field are estimated at 360 million barrels.

Ob River delivers

Jan 10, 2013

The Gazprom-chartered Ob River LNG carrier has successfully completed the first-ever delivery through the Northern Sea Route. The carrier’s journey began in early November at the Snohvit terminal in Hammerfest, Norway, and ended at the Tobata terminal in Japan in December…

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