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Another tiny miracle

Jan 09, 2013

Rice, Moscow State study toxic groundwater Rice University teams up with Moscow State for radioactive waste solutionGraphene oxide has a remarkable ability to quickly remove radioactive material from contaminated water, researchers at…

Rosneft, AAR reach TNK-BP deal

Dec 12, 2012

Rosneft's Moscow headquartersRosneft strikes $28B deal with AAR for TNK-BPRosneft has finalized an agreement to purchase AAR Consortium's (Alfa Group, Access Industries and Renova) 50% stake in TNK-BP for $28 billion, the company announced on 12 December 2012…

Rosneft, Exxon form tight oil project

Dec 07, 2012

ExxonMobil's Rex TillersonMajors to jointly develop Siberian tight oil Rosneft and ExxonMobil signed a pilot development agreement establishing a joint project to assess the possibility of commercial production of tight oil reserves at the Bazhenov and Achimov formations in Western Siberia…

ACG centralisers

Dec 07, 2012

Aquaterra Energy has secured a contract to design and install 260 centralisers for BP's latest development on the West Chirag platform in the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) oil fields in the Caspian Sea. The contract covers pre-engineering…

LNG carrier completes Arctic move

Dec 06, 2012

Photo: GazpromIcebreakers transfer LNG from Norway to JapanLNG Carrier ‘Ob River’ chartered by the Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OAO Gazprom, and operated by Dynagas (Greece), has successfully completed…

Ukraine crushed by fake gas deal

Dec 05, 2012

Ukrainian officials with Jordi Sarda BonvehiUkraine signs fake deal on state television Oilprice.com - Certainly the folks at Gazprom are having a good snicker, reveling in the mockery that has been made of what should have been a landmark…

Gazprom, BASF in asset swap

Nov 19, 2012

Alexei Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee of OAO Gazprom, and Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, have signed a legally binding basic agreement detailing key terms and conditions on swapping assets…

Hess mulls Russian sale

Nov 12, 2012

Samara-NaftaHess will persue plans to sell its Russian subsidiary Samara-Nafta, the company announced on 12 November 2012.Samara-Nafta, which was established in 1998, produces approximately 50,00 boepd in the Volga-Urals region.Goldman…

Commission squares up to Gazprom

Nov 01, 2012

'There are 'suspicions' that [Gazprom] has prevented alternative sources of natural gas from and into European countries, applying inappropriate practices, exploiting its position as the dominant supplier of natural gas to Europe.'It took time but it eventually happened…

Julian Hammond promoted to CEO and president of Tethys Petroleum

Oct 12, 2012

Julian Hammond was promoted to CEO and president of Tethys Petroleum following the resignation of David Robson on health grounds. Peter Lilley took over as non-executive chairman.

A 'wells-up approach' to rig design

Oct 07, 2012

Getting the drilling facilities design process right not only ensures the operator gets the ideal rig for the job but also increases HSE and operational efficiencies and cuts rig construction and commissioning costs. Andy Kay and Rodrigo Rendon discuss the RDS approach…

Bridging the Arctic ‘perception gaps’

Oct 01, 2012

DNV and Norway’s Fridtjof Nansen Institute released a joint study during ONS calling for improved technology, better spill response preparation and greater co-operation among stakeholders in order to safely develop Arctic resources. The study…

Statoil sets sights on northern lights

Oct 01, 2012

Statoil will launch a drilling campaign in the Norwegian Barents Sea before the end of the year with four exploration wells in the Skrugard area, the company announced at this year’s Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) conference in Stavanger. But its Arctic ambitions go much farther…

Subsea Landmark

Sep 12, 2012

A 10in PLET and in-line tee for Russia’s Kirinskoye gas condensate field development in the Sea of Okhotsk were installed in around 90m of water by main contractor JSC Mezhregiontruboprovodstroy (MRTS) using the newly installed 1600te crane on its vessel Fortuna (pictured)…

Another Sakhalin GBS goes in

Jul 01, 2012

The concrete gravity-base structure for Russia's Arkutun-Dagi field, part of the Exxon Neftegas-operated Sakhalin-1 development, was installed offshore northeast Sakhalin last month. Water depths in the area are around 35m. Construction of the…

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