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Offshore Drilling & Completion: Russia

Concrete drilling platform could extend exploration season offshore northern Russia

Finding ways of extending the exploration drilling season in Russia's ice-laden Arctic waters is a key issue both for Russian oil companies and the international oil companies working with them in joint ventures. One concept they are considering is Kvaerner's CONDRILL relocatable concrete-base drilling platform. So far Kvaerner has performed various pre-front-end engineering and design studies for a number of Russia-based clients.

Oil confirmed from Kara Sea well

TomskNIPIneft Institute has completed studies of oil samples from the Universitetskaya-1 discovery well, recently drilled by Rosneft and ExxonMobil in the Kara Sea offshore northern Russia. 

Lamprell to deliver Mercury rig to Lukoil in Caspian Sea

Lamprell has completed the construction of the second Caspian Sea jackup drilling rig, the Mercury.

 

 

Rosneft reports major oil discovery in Kara Sea

Rosneft and partner ExxonMobil have discovered oil, gas, and condensate with the first ever exploration well in the Kara Sea offshore northern Russia.

ExxonMobil to terminate Kara Sea well following US intervention

ExxonMobil says it is complying with all US sanctions against Russia in its drilling off the country’s north coast. 

Rosneft reports extended-reach record for Chayvo well offshore Sakhalin

Rosneft has started production from the northern tip of the Chayvo field offshore Sakhalin Island, eastern Russia.

Winterized rig drills first Kara Sea well

The semisubmersible West Alpha has spudded the Universitestkaya-1 well in the Kara Sea for Rosneft/ExxonMobil’s joint venture company Karmorneftegaz.

 

Dragon updates drilling progress offshore Turkmenistan

Dragon Oil has decided to suspend its first new well on the Dzhygalybeg (Zhdanov) field in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea (Cheleken Contract Area).

Russian JV drills Caspian Ribachya prospect

Rosneft and Lukoil have started appraisal drilling at the Ribachya structure in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea, using the jackup Astra.

Arkutun-Dagi platform in place offshore Sakhalin Island

The Sakhalin-1 partners Rosneft and ExxonMobil have installed the Berkut drilling platform over the Arkutun-Dagi field in the Okhotsk Sea offshore eastern Russia. 

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