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Gazprom makes Arctic advances

Mar 27, 2014

A rendering of Kirinskoye's subsea processor, a first for a Russian company. Sarah Parker Musarra examines the offshore developments that helped make 2013 a banner year for Russia's Gazprom. Located…

Gazprom, Shell progress on Sakhalin

Feb 24, 2014

Russia-based Gazprom and Shell signed an agreement for the preparation of FEED documents for the production of LNG within the Sakhakin II project off Sakhalin Island, Russia. “We welcome the sequential approach of our partner Gazprom to expanding the LNG plant in the Prigorodnoye settlement…

Drilling due on Dolginskoye

Jan 21, 2014

Gazpromneft Sakhalin says it has started work preparing to drill an appraisal well in the Pechora Sea. The firm, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft and project operator for the exploration and development of Dolginskoye field, on the arctic shelf of the Pechora Sea…

2014: A year of growth with caution

Jan 07, 2014

With the world economy once again on an upward trajectory, 2014 is likely to see a number of key oil and gas projects rise to the fore. Meanwhile, exploration and production trend towards evermore challenging waters and is anticipated to…

GSP Saturn heads to Pechora Sea

Dec 20, 2013

GSP Offshore has said its jackup, the GSP Saturn, will provide offshore drilling services in Pechora Sea, in the south eastern part of the Barents Sea, on the Russian continental shelf. GSP Saturn will carry out operations under a two year contract…

Global Briefs: December 2013

Nov 27, 2013

CGG surveys GOM for Pemex CGG has been selected to carry out a large high-end seismic acquisition survey in the Gulf of Mexico on behalf of Pemex. The survey, in Mexican waters, is phase 5 in Pemex’s Centauro program, the largest ever…

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…

STX launches ice-class LNG carrier

Nov 13, 2013

South Korea's STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. launched SCF Melampus, the first of two ice-class LNG carriers ordered by Sovcomflot OJSC. The first vessel is to be delivered in late 2014; the second in early 2015. STX signed the $400million contract to build the two 170…

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…

Aker Arctic and Navis join forces

Oct 25, 2013

Finnish firms Navis Engineering Oy and Aker Arctic Technology Inc have signed a scientific and technical co-operation agreement covering the joint development of technology for dynamic positioning (DP) systems for icebreakers and ice-class vessels…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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