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Gazprom Starts Construction of Arctic Offshore Platform

Jun 26, 2020

Construction of Gazprom's ice-resistant offshore production platform for the development of the Kamennomysskoye-Sea field began Thursday at the shipyard of Southern Shipbuilding and Repair Center (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) in the Astrakhan Region.The Kamennomysskoye-Sea gas field is located in the Ob Bay of the Kara Sea where temperatures can drop to minus 60 degrees Celsius.'The field is unique in terms of its gas reserves…

Russia, Saudi Arabia Discuss Volatile Oil Market

Oct 19, 2020

The world's two largest oil exporters, Russia and Saudi Arabia, are in talks on how to support volatile oil markets, the Kremlin said on Monday as rising coronavirus infections worldwide curb fuel demand.An OPEC+ ministerial monitoring committee…

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…

Rosneft Restarts Kara Sea Drilling After Sanctions Pause

Aug 18, 2020

Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft has started drilling on two wells in the Kara Sea in the Russian Arctic, its Chief Executive Igor Sechin said on Tuesday.It is the company's first project in the Kara Sea since it was forced to suspend a joint venture project in the area with U…

Rosneft to Cut Salaries at Central Office

Jul 31, 2020

Rosneft, Russia's largest oil producer, will cut salaries at its central office by a quarter following a decision to reduce the working hours due to the fallout from the coronavirus, Kommersant daily reported on Friday.The newspaper, citing unnamed sources…

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…

Novatek Ships First LNG Cargo to Japan via Northern Sea Route

Jul 24, 2020

Russian oil and gas company Novatek has said it has shipped the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) from its Yamal LNG project to Japan transported eastbound via the Northern Sea Route.The LNG cargo was delivered by the 299 meters long…

Gazprom Neft Sells Its First Arctic Oil Cargo to China

Jul 16, 2020

Russia's Gazprom Neft has sold its first ever Arctic oil cargo to China to ChemChina, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters on Thursday.This week, Gazprom Neft said it had sent 144,000 tonnes of light Novy Port oil grade to the Chinese…

Gazprom Aims to Increase Gas Supplies to China

Jul 14, 2020

Russia's Gazprom is committed to supply as much as 130 billion cubic meters of gas (bcm) to China annually in the longer term, a company official told a conference call on Tuesday.Gazprom currently supplies gas to China via the Power of Siberia…

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…

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