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Feb 01, 2016

Audrey Leon chats with Gerald (Jerry) Stone, ‎senior vice president, Fluor Offshore Solutions, about his unlikely career in engineering, his take on the current market situation, and his work in harsh environments. Jerry Stone…

Sovcomflot: keel laid for new arctic PSV

Dec 28, 2015

Arctech Helsinki Shipyards, part of United Shipbuilding Corp., held a keel laying ceremony on 17 December for a new icebreaking platform supply vessel ordered by PAO Sovcomflot under a long-term agreement with Sakhalin Energy. The agreement…

Ice-breaker for Sakhalin takes shape

Dec 17, 2015

Work on a new ice-breaker which will work for Sovcomflot in the Sakhalin-2 project has started at the Arctech Helsinki shipyard with a festive keel laying. The vessel is the first of four icebreaking sister ships Sovcomflot has ordered…

Rosneft: 2 million produced from Chayvo oil field

Dec 14, 2015

Rosneft produced 2 million tonne of oil since the production start at the Northern Tip of Chayvo field in 2014.   Image from Rosneft. The Northern Tip of Chayvo field is located in the Sakhalin shelf area…

Russian field added to US sanctions list

Aug 10, 2015

A Russian offshore gas and condensate field in the Sea of Okhotsk has been added to a US-sanctions list prompted by Russia's actions in Ukraine. The Yuzhno-Kirinskoye field, 35km northeast of Sakhalin Island and 6km southeast of the Kirinskoye field…

Exxon, Rosneft in Mozambique JV

Jul 30, 2015

Russia’s Rosneft and US-based ExxonMobil filed joint bids to participate in Mozambique’s fifth licensing round scheduled to close today (30 July). Map of the Angoche, Zambezi basins. From Mozambique National Petroleum Institute…

Fugro completes monitoring system project

Jul 13, 2015

Fugro delivered a bespoke structural monitoring system for Exxon Neftegas, as operator for, and on behalf of, the Sakhalin-1 consortium, to monitor the structural integrity of its Berkut oil platform in the Arkutun Dagi field. Located…

Envy of the (Norse) gods

Jul 01, 2015

Heerema Marine Contractor’s new semisubmersible crane vessel is set to make waves. Elaine Maslin reports. An illustration of the new NSCV.  Photos from Heerema Marine Contractors. Norse gods do not come along that often…

Gazprom, Shell agree to Sakhalin expansion

Jun 19, 2015

Russian gas producer Gazprom and Shell signed an agreement to expand the Sakhalin-2 LNG project. Sakhalin-2 saw the development of two offshore oil and gas  fields: Piltun-Astokhskoye and Lunskoye, off the north-eastern coast of Sakhalin…

WorleyParsons's US$55 million to XOM

May 21, 2015

Australia-based WorleyParsons will pay US$55 million to an ExxonMobil (XOM) subsidiary after reaching a settlement on a dispute over a $550 million contract for engineering work for an offshore drilling platform it designed. In 2008, WorleyParsons was contracted by Exxon Neftegas…

GlobalData: Rosneft focuses on Russian gas

Mar 31, 2015

Despite the recent memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Rosneft and Golar LNG, the former’s current gas strategy is narrowly focused on developing domestic reserves and initiating liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Russia, according…

ExxonMobil starts-up Arkutun-Dagi

Jan 19, 2015

ExxonMobil began production at the Arkutun-Dagi field, off Russia. Image of the Arkutun-Dagi topside.   Arkutun-Dagi is part of the multi-billion-dollar Sakhalin-1 project, which also…

Gazprom Neft awarded two Arctic blocks

Jan 16, 2015

Gazprom Neft’s subsidiary, Gazpromneft Sakhalin has been awarded subsoil-use rights to two blocks in the Russian Arctic. Image from Gazprom Neft.   The first block, the Severo-Zapadniy (North East) block is located on the Pechora Sea shelf…

New E&P CEO for DONG Energy

Dec 15, 2014

DONG Energy has appointed a new Group Executive VP and CEO for its exploration and production division to replace Søren Gath Hansen, who is stepping down from the role.  David B. Cook, Hansen's replacement, is a 52-year-old American who…

The most influential people of 2014

Dec 01, 2014

Who have been the movers and shakers in 2014? OE looked to the global offshore oil & gas industry to select the VIPs (very important players) in our 14 in 2014 list, presented here in no particular order. C-suite Tillerson…

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