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Lukoil Lifts Fourth-quarter Net Profit

Mar 04, 2019

Russia's No.2 oil producer Lukoil's fourth-quarter net profit rose to 159 billion roubles ($2.42 billion), up from 120.5 billion roubles in the same period a year earlier, the company said on Monday.Fourth-quarter revenue stood at 2 trillion roubles…

Russia Ready to Discuss Cooperation with BP

Feb 07, 2019

President Vladimir Putin has proposed discussions on further cooperation with Russia to BP chief executive Robert Dudley, including on projects by Rosneft, Interfax quoted the Kremlin as saying on Thursday.BP holds a 19.75 stake in Rosneft, Russia's largest oil producer…

Schlumberger Scraps Bid for Eurasia Drilling Stake

Feb 04, 2019

U.S. oilfield services giant Schlumberger has withdrawn its bid for a stake in Russia's Eurasia Drilling Company (EDC) Russia's Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) said on Monday.Schlumberger, which has its own business in Russia, said last…

Russia's Novatek Sees LNG from U.S. as its Threat

Jan 25, 2019

Leonid Mikhelson, the head of Russia's Novatek said on Friday that liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States as its chief threat, Interfax news agency reported.He said, according to Interfax, that LNG production in the U.S. enjoys cheap financing…

Gazprom Neft Considering Arctic LNG Production

Jan 23, 2019

Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russian gas giant Gazprom, is studying the possibility of its own liquefied natural gas (LNG) production in the Arctic as it tries to monetize its vast natural gas reserves.The discussions follow the successful launch of the Arctic-based Yamal LNG plant…

Lukoil Opposes Prolonged Global Oil Output Cuts

Jan 23, 2019

The global oil output cut should not be prolonged, the head of Russia's second biggest oil producer, Lukoil, said on Wednesday, Interfax news agency reported.Lukoil would have to cut its output by 30,000 barrels per day by April under the OPEC and non-OPEC oil deal…

Norway Ready to Claim Share of Russia's Arctic Finds

Jan 10, 2019

Norway will step up preparations to claim its share of oil and gas resources if Russia finds petroleum on its side of a border in the Barents Sea, the head of Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Thursday.Norway and Russia in 2010 agreed a maritime border in the Barents Sea…

Russia's 2018 Oil Output Tops Record

Jan 02, 2019

Russian oil production rose to a post-Soviet record high of 11.16 million barrels per day (bpd) last year on an annual average basis, data from its energy ministry showed on Wednesday.The total surpassed the previous annual record average of 10…

Oil Production Starts at Yaro-Yakhinskoye

Dec 27, 2018

PAO NOVATEK announced Thursday that commercial crude production has begun at the Yaro-Yakhinskoye field developed by Arcticgas, a joint venture between NOVATEK and Gazprom Neft.The field’s crude oil production capacity is estimated at 1.2 million tons per annum…

Caspian is Key for Lukoil

Dec 24, 2018

Alexander Oboronkov leapt at the chance to work on the Filanovsky platform after it was launched in 2016, keen to see Russia's largest Caspian Sea oilfield in action.The Filanovsky oilfield, along with the nearby Korchagin and Rakushechnoye fields…

Russian OPEC Coordinator Marshavin Leaving Energy Ministry

Dec 21, 2018

Roman Marshavin, one of the Russian Energy Ministry officials who orchestrated the 2016 landmark deal with OPEC, is leaving his job, four government sources told Reuters on Friday.Alexei Gospodarev from the ministry of industry and trade may…

Oil Dives on Fears of Glut, Global Economic Slowdown

Dec 18, 2018

Oil prices tumbled on Tuesday after reports of swelling inventories and forecasts that record U.S. and Russian output will hit a market that may see weaker demand if global growth deteriorates as many expect.U.S. crude oil fell $2.78, or 5.5 percent to trade at $47…

Gazprom Neft Sees 2019 Investment at $5.6 Bln

Dec 17, 2018

Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft said on Monday that it expected its 2019 investment excluding joint ventures to total 374 billion roubles ($5.62 billion).It said it expects its 2018 hydrocarbons output to stand at 92.8 million tonnes of oil equivalent in 2018…

Shell Says Talks Over Gazprom Asset Swap Suspended

Dec 12, 2018

Talks about a possible asset swap deal between Royal Dutch Shell and Gazprom have been suspended, Kommersant business daily reported on Wednesday, citing Cederic Cremers, head of Shell's business in Russia.The memorandum on the possible asset…

Yamal LNG Reaches Full Capacity

Dec 12, 2018

The Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Arctic Russia officially commissioned the third and last production line Tuesday.Russia's independent natural gas producer PAO Novatek announced that its joint venture Yamal LNG has reached full capacity at the plant’s three LNG trains…

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