Sakhalin News

VIDEO: Niestern Sander Launches Walk-to-work Icebreaker

Nov 16, 2021

Dutch shipbuilder Royal Niestern Sander last weekend launched 'yard number 862', a shallow draft ice-breaking walk to work vessel, being built for a joint venture between the Russian companies Mercury Sakhalin and Pola.'The world’s first ice…

Sakhalin Energy: Maintenance Continues at LNG Train 2

Aug 18, 2021

Russian liquefied natural gas producer (LNG) Sakhalin Energy said on Wednesday post-shutdown commissioning was continuing at the second LNG train at its Prigorodnoye production complex.Comprehensive maintenance work, which began on July 9, had been initially due to last around 37 days…

Crown LNG Awards FEED Deal to Aker Solutions for Offshore LNG Terminal in India

Jul 05, 2021

Norwegian group Crown LNG has signed a deal with Aker Solutions as the main contractor to deliver a concrete gravity-based structure (GBS) for Crown’s offshore LNG terminal at Kakinada, India.Under the agreement, Aker Solutions and key subcontractors…

Sakhalin Energy Wraps Maintenance at Offshore Platform

Jun 22, 2021

Russian liquefied natural gas producer (LNG) Sakhalin Energy said on Monday a planned shutdown on its Piltun-Astokhskaya-B (PA-B) offshore oil and gas production platform had been successfully completed.The PA-B platform was the first this year…

Gazprom Neft, Novatek Form Arctic E&P JV

Jun 04, 2021

Russian energy companies Novatek and Gazprom Neft on Friday created an exploration and production joint venture which will focus on work in the East Siberian Sea and the Chukchi Sea.As part of the agreement, Novatek acquired a 49% participation interest in OOO Gazpromneft Sakhalin…

Russia Wants to Make Sakhalin Island Carbon Neutral by 2025

Jun 02, 2021

Russia aims to make the fossil fuel-rich Pacific island of Sakhalin carbon neutral by 2025, and later to extend the ambition to its top oil production province in western Siberia, a deputy prime minister said.Along with the world's other leading…

Sakhalin Energy Shuts Largest Offshore Platform for Maintenance

Jun 01, 2021

Russian oil and gas firm Sakhalin Energy has started its annual preventive maintenance campaign at Piltun-Astokhskoye-B (PA-B), the largest oil and gas production platform of the Sakhalin-2 project in the Russian far east.With the topsides installed on the base structure…

Russia: Sakhalin Energy Sets LNG Output Record

Jan 06, 2021

Sakhalin Energy, an international consortium operating an offshore gas-fed LNG plant in eastern Russia, set a record for LNG production in 2020.Sakhalin Energy said Wednesday that it had in 2020 produced and shipped a record amount of liquefied natural gas (LNG): 178…

Steerprop Azimuth Propulsion for Icebreaking W2W Vessel

Nov 13, 2020

Finland-based propulsion specialist Steerprop has recently won a contract to deliver azimuth units as the main propulsion and steering system for a shallow-draught ice-breaking vessel being built for offshore oil operations in the Russian Far East…

Schottel Thrusters for Russia-bound Ice-Breaking W2W Vessel

Sep 24, 2020

Dutch shipbuilder Royal Niestern Sander has ordered Schottel thrusters for what has been described as the world's first shallow-draught ice-breaking walk-to-work vessel, targeted for operation at the Russian Far East.Under the order from a joint…

GC Rieber's Ice-Breaker to Stay in Sakhalin with Exxon for Three More Years

Sep 17, 2020

Norwegian offshore and shipping firm GC Rieber Shipping has secured a two-year contract extension for the icebreaker Polar Pevek with Exxon Neftegas at the Russian Far East.The vessel is operating off Sakhalin Island, in far-east Russia. It…

Sakhalin Energy Extends Charter for Polar Piltun Crew Boat

Sep 14, 2020

Russian energy company Sakhalin Energy has extended the charter for the Polar Piltun crew boat with a GC Rieber Shipping Russian affiliate.As previously reported, GC Rieber in January said that Sakhalin Energy had awarded it contract extension…

Sovcomflot Keeps Polarcus' Vyacheslav Tikhonov Vessel for Three More Years

Sep 11, 2020

Russian company Sovmcomflot has decided to extend the charter of Polarcus' Vyacheslav Tikhonov seismic vessel for three years, but might redeliver the Ivan Gubkin vessel back to the Oslo-listed owner.The Vyacheslav Tikhonov, owned by Polarcus…

Sakhalin Energy Starts Maintenance Work at Molikpaq Offshore Platform

Jul 31, 2020

Russian oil and gas company Sakhalin Energy has started seasonal maintenance of its Molikpaq offshore oil and gas platform, at the Russian far east.Sakhalin Energy said Friday that over 300 people, including about 160 maintenance contractor personnel…

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…

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