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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).

GSP vessel sails to Prirazlomonoye in Russian Arctic

Grup Servicii Petroliere (GSP) has mobilized its construction vessel GSP Falcon to the Pechora Sea off northwest Russia for a 30-day program for Gazprom Neft Shelf.

High-accuracy simulator trains offshore oil platform operators

LUKOIL has deployed an offshore training simulator (OTS) at its corporate training center near Astrakhan, Russia, that enables its employees to become familiar with the same type of equipment and systems they will use in the field. The OTS features a modern control system from Emerson Process Management and modeling software from Kongsberg Oil and Gas Technologies, and was developed with the same Emerson developers who had developed the configuration for LUKOIL's North Caspian Sea platform, located in the Yuri Korchagin oil field.

Ukraine loses Crimean offshore production to Russia

Ukraine’s oil and gas production appears to have been largely unaffected by Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the uprising in the far east of the country, according to analysts Douglas-Westwood.

Gazprom reports reserves increase offshore eastern Russia

Gazprom says exploration in 2013 year boosted reserves from the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye field in the Sea of Okhotsk offshore Sakhalin Island.

Fixed platforms face development challenges in ice-infested waters

The Arctic is increasingly important in securing energy supplies for the future, notwithstanding the economic, environmental, and social challenge. Finding and extracting oil and gas in the Arctic and Subarctic regions is itself challenging due to extreme temperatures, ice conditions, remoteness and a sensitive natural environment.

Gazprom starts oil production from Prirazlomnoye in Pechora Sea

Gazprom has started producing oil from the Prirazlomnoye field offshore northern Russia.

Gazprom starts production from first Russian subsea project

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued the command to start production from the country’s first subsea development.

Lukoil marks five years of service for offshore Russia oil terminal

LUKOIL has marked the fifth anniversary of the first bulk oil shipment through the Varandey oil terminal in the Barents Sea offshore northern Russia.

Gazprom plans new LNG plant for Sakhalin gas

Gazprom’s Management Committee has approved the investment rationale for a new LNG plant near Vladivostok in the far east of Russia.


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