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Russia sets ambitious targets

Jun 14, 2013

Russia’s campaign to sell its energy wares throughout the Asia Pacific region continued at several US energy conferences this spring: IHS CERAWeek (March) and LNG 17 (April). Russia reiterated that it can curb production declines and ramp…

Some like it cold… Arctic

Jun 13, 2013

Interest in the North is strong and growing among international actors— Kåre Storvik gives his views on business in the area. Oil companies, supply companies, and service providers to the oil industry are either in place or on their way to the North— to Arctic Europe-to the new…

Organizing the weather off Sakhalin

Jun 13, 2013

Other than economics, logistical planning is the heart of any major project. Weather can have a significant impact on project success or failure, and while it can’t be controlled, it can be managed, even in a relatively remote location. The…

Lukoil increases Ivory Coast holdings

Jun 13, 2013

African independent oil and gas company Taleveras has agreed to farmout a 65% stake on its Block CI-504 off the Ivory Coast to a subsidiary of Russia's Lukoil.  Block CI-504 is close to the producing Baobab field, covering 399 sq km in 800-2100m deep water…

Sakhalin RMR win for AGR

Jun 13, 2013

AGR has been contracted to provide riserless mud recovery services for an operator working off Sakhalin. The US$3m contract will see AGR division AGR Enhanced Drilling provide its Riserless Mud Recovery (RMR) services (RMR) over this year’s summer drilling season…

Exxon, Rosneft establish Arctic research center

Jun 12, 2013

Russia's Rosneft and North American supermajor ExxonMobil signed final agreements establishing a joint Arctic Research Center (ARC) in Russia and an over-arching technology sharing agreement to support the companies’ joint ventures worldwide…

ThoughtStream: Bridge to success is built on partnerships

Jun 12, 2013

ThoughtStream: Opinion Rosneft is the largest subsoil licenseholder in the Russian offshore. Total estimated recoverable resources under these licenses exceed 275 billion boe. The exploration program includes drilling 96 wells. I hope that the representatives of Halliburton…

Rosneft partners with Inpex

May 29, 2013

Russian oil giant Rosneft has signed a cooperation agreement with Japan's Inpex Corporation to jointly explore two blocks in Russia's Sea of Okhotsk. The agreement, signed by Igor Sechin, Rosneft president and chairman, and Toshiaki Kitamura…

Sub-commercial Black Sea well for Petroceltic

May 24, 2013

Petroceltic International has said the first of a four-well campaign in the Black Sea is to be plugged and abandoned after finding sub-commercial gas shows.  The Kamchia-1 exploration well, in the Galata concession offshore Bulgaria,…

Russian shipyard launches new Yantar research vessel

May 22, 2013

A new Russian oceanographic research vessel was launched at the JSC Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad, on the Baltic Sea. New research vessel in JSC Yantar Shipyard R/V Yantar is designed for deepwater research. The 107.8m-long vessel…

Coiled tubing use extends offshore productivity

May 20, 2013

New uses for present technology with new equipment to further effectiveness The Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference, sponsored by ICoTA, the Intervention and Coiled Tubing Association, was held in late March in The Woodlands Conference Center north of Houston…

OTC.13: Aker Arctic’s unveils newbuild arctic vessel

May 10, 2013

With construction underway on the first ever Oblique Icebreaker, research specialist Aker Arctic Technology  has unveiled a new version of a unique vessel type that will bring ice management and pollution control in thick, first-year ice to a new level…

Gazprom to produce from Kirinskoye, Prirazlomnoye fields

Apr 26, 2013

The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the progress with the program for hydrocarbon resources exploitation on the Russian Federation shelf until 2030. It was mentioned that the Russian continental shelf was a region of the company's strategic interest…

MacArtney teams with BurtonTM

Apr 18, 2013

The MacArtney Underwater Technology Group is pleased to announce the entering of a distributors agreement with Cooper Interconnect, hereby adding BurtonTM subsea connectors, penetrators and accessories to the MacArtney range of underwater connectivity solutions…

Rosneft, Marubeni sign E&P pact

Apr 18, 2013

Rosneft and Marubeni Corp. signed Memorandum of Cooperation in LNG project implementation and joint exploration and development of oil and gas fields on April 17, 2013 The document was signed by Igor Sechin, Rosneft President and Chairman of the Management Board…

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