Oil & Gas Production: Russia

Rosneft reaches oil production milestone at Chayvo offshore eastern Russia

Rosneft has produced the one-millionth ton of crude oil from the northern tip of the Chayvo field offshore Sakhalin Island.

Turkey takes more gas via Black Sea pipeline

Gazprom says it exported 5.4 bcm (190 bcf) of gas to Turkey via the Blue Stream pipeline in the Black Sea during the first four months of 2015.

Arctic E&P activity on the rise

The potential of the offshore Arctic oil and gas market is substantial. While energy analyst Infield Systems suggests the region holds 136.6 Bboe in discovered offshore reserves, a United States Geological Survey report claims there could be another 346 Bboe left undiscovered.

Sakhalin-1 partners claim new drilling record at Chayvo

Rosneft says the Sakhalin-1 Consortium has drilled the world’s longest well to date at the Chayvo field offshore Sakhalin Island.

ExxonMobil starts production at Arkutun-Dagi field offshore Sakhalin

ExxonMobil has started light oil production from the Sakhalin-1 project’s Arkutun-Dagi field offshore eastern Russia. This is the last of the three fields to be developed in the concession – the location is 25 km (16 mi) off the northeast coast of Sakhalin Island.

Lukoil orders Tendeka control equipment for Caspian Sea wells

Lukoil-Nizhnevolzhskneft has contracted Tendeka to supply autonomous inflow control devices (AICDs) for deployment in horizontal wells at the Yuri Korchagin oil field in the North Caspian Sea.

First oil shipment leaves northern Chayvo offshore Sakhalin

Rosneft has started to ship crude oil extracted at the northern tip of the Chayvo license offshore Sakhalin Island. 

Jet pumps, water injection drive performance gains in offshore Turkmenistan wells

The Cheleken block in the eastern section of the Caspian Sea off Turkmenistan, has been producing commercially since 1972. In November 1999, Dragon Oil was awarded a production-sharing agreement for redevelopment of the block. The concession comprises two main fields, known as Dzheitune (or Lam) and Dzhygalybeg (or Zhdanov), in water depths ranging from 8-42 m (26-138 ft).

Caspian Sea operators advance respective development projects

Over the last few years, the Caspian Sea littoral states, former republics of the Soviet Union, have considerably intensified their work on the Caspian shelf. For some, these resources are the basis of national well-being and help meet their budget needs. For others, Caspian Sea development provides a welcome addition to oil and gas supplies as development of conventional fields becomes more complicated and less fruitful.

Gazprom Neft moves to optimize Prirazlomnoye oil field

Following reports that 1 MMbbl of the new Arctic oil crude blend has been produced from Prirazlomnoye field, Gazprom Neft Deputy General Director Vadim Yakovlev says that during 2015 the company plans to emphasize optimizing the process and production parameters for stability and best-in-class project delivery. To meet its production targets, a total of approximately 2.2 MMbbl of oil will be produced from the Prirazlomnoye field in its first year of commercial development.

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