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Lukoil Spuds Caspian Sea Well

Jun 22, 2020

Russian oil company Lukoil has kicked off drilling operations at the Shirotno-Rakushechnaya prospect structure, in the Caspian Sea.The well is located to the north of the V.I. Grayfer field, and sits in a water depth of 5 meters. Lukoil is using the Astra offshore rig…

Nord Stream 2 Finds Replacement for Chief Project Officer

Jun 22, 2020

Nord Stream 2 (NS2), the company for building a transport link for Russian gas into Germany under the Baltic Sea, on Friday said a departing top manager had already been replaced, allowing progress of the project.Earlier, the consortium confirmed…

Russia Extends Sakhalin Energy Oil and Gas Licenses for 5 Years

Jun 18, 2020

Sakhalin Energy, the international operator of a pioneering liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in eastern Russia, said on Thursday authorities have extended its oil and gas production licences, which were due to expire in 2021, for five years…

Russia: Maintenance Work Kicks Off at Sakhalin-2 Project

Jun 15, 2020

Russia's Sakhalin-2 liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant has started maintenance work set to last for just over a month at one of the plant's two lines, the company said on Monday.Sakhalin Energy had originally planned for work to be done on both lines at the same time…

Ampelmann's Gangway for New Ice-Breaking W2W Vessel

Jun 11, 2020

Dutch offshore crew transfer specialist Ampelmann will deliver an ice-strengthened gangway for the recently ordered, Russia-bound, shallow draft ice-breaking walk to work vessel.As previously reported, Dutch shipbuilder Niestern Sander, with compatriot vessel-owner Wagenborg Offshore…

Oil Prices Rise on OPEC+ Cuts. Brent at $42,8

Jun 08, 2020

Oil climbed on Monday after major producers agreed to extend a deal on record output cuts to the end of July and as China's crude imports hit an all-time high in May.Brent crude was up 51 cents, or 1.2%, at $42.81 per barrel, by 0628 GMT, while U…

Gazprom, RusGazDobycha Reach Semakovskoye Gas Field FID

Jun 04, 2020

Russian oil and gas companies Gazprom and RusGazDobycha have reached a final investment decision for the development of the Semakovskoye gas field in the Taz Bay in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.The field, which is located in the waters of Taz Bay and partly on land in the Taz Peninsula…

Saudi Arabia, Russia Reach Deal on Oil Output Cut Extension

Jun 03, 2020

OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC Russia have agreed a preliminary deal to extend existing record oil production cuts by one month while raising pressure on countries with poor compliance to deepen their output cuts, OPEC+ sources told Reuters…

Oil Gains, with Brent above $40

Jun 03, 2020

Oil rose on Wednesday, with Brent above $40 for the first time since March, as optimism mounted that major producers will extend output cuts and a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will spur fuel demand.Brent crude futures for August were up 78 cents…

Russian JV Orders Walk-to-work Icebreaker

Jun 02, 2020

After a tender procedure, Dutch shipyard Royal Niestern Sander and a joint-venture between Russia's Mercury Sakhalin and Pola have signed an agreement for the construction of the world’s first shallow draft ice-breaking walk to work vessel. After delivery in December 2021…

Oil Prices Rise Ahead of OPEC+ Meeting on Further Output Cuts

Jun 02, 2020

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, with traders waiting to see whether major producers agree to extend their huge output cuts to shore up prices at a virtual meeting expected later this week.Brent crude futures rose 0.91%, or 35 cents, to $38.67 a barrel as of 0427 GMT…

New Hospital Planned for Russian Village Building Novatek's LNG Plant

May 28, 2020

Russia's Arctic region of Murmansk plans to build a new temporary hospital in a village where a vital liquefied natural gas supply plant is being built after an outbreak of the new coronavirus.Murmansk governor Andrey Chibis said the authorities had contained the outbreak in Belokamenka…

Gazprom's Arctic Offshore Platform Ships Its 200th Oil Cargo

May 28, 2020

Gazprom Neft, the oil branch of Russian gas giant Gazprom, has shipped the 200th consignment of ARCO crude from its Prirazlomnaya offshore platform in the Russian arctic.This milestone shipment was carried out by the Mikhail Ulyanov tanker…

Lukoil Installs Accommodation Platform Jacket at Caspian Sea Field

May 25, 2020

Russian oil company Lukoil has completed the installation of a jacket for an accommodation platform topside at the V.I. Grayfer field in the Caspian Sea. The offshore operations involved 110 workers and nine vessels, Lukoil said Monday.The facility…

Mammoet Lands its ‘Biggest Ever’ Contract at Arctic LNG 2 Project

May 25, 2020

Dutch heavy lift and transportation company Mammoet has said it has won its largest-ever contract at the Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia.Mammoet said Monday the contract was awarded by Technip-led joint venture NovArctic in cooperation with Saipem and NIPIgas…

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