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Drilling & Completion

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).

Field Development

More topsides head to V. Filanovsky in Caspian Sea

LUKOIL says transportation has started of the topsides for the riser block to the Vladimir Filanovsky field development in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.

LQ topsides reach V.Filanovsky in Caspian Sea

Transportation is complete of the topsides of the living quarter platform (LQP-1) for Lukoil’s Vladimir Filanovsky oil development in the northern Caspian Sea.

V.Filanovsky topsides head to Caspian Sea

Transportation began last week of the topsides for Lukoil’s Vladimir Filanovsky field central processing platform (CPP) in the northern Caspian Sea. 

Subsea

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.

South Stream Transport to construct subsea gas pipeline in Russia

The Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation has granted a construction permit for the portion of the South Stream gas pipeline in Russia.

Keppel to supply turret for TEN FPSO offshore Ghana

SOFEC has commissioned Keppel Shipyard to fabricate an external turret mooring system for the FPSO that will serve the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) fields offshore Ghana.

Geology & Geophysics

Laptev Sea partners start 2D seismic survey, bathymetry operations

Rosneft and ExxonMobil have initiated a 2D seismic survey over the Anisinsko-Novosibirsky and Ust-Oleneksky license blocks in the Laptev Sea off northern Russia.

Research study to cover offshore northern Russia

A research and development expedition is under way in the White Sea off northern Russia, the aim being to investigate ice and metocean conditions in the Russian arctic.

Three-month seismic survey under way in Kara Sea

The research vessel Geolog Dmitry Nalivkin sailed from Kirkenes in northern Norway last week to the Kara Sea off northern Russia.

Pipeline & Transportation

South Stream cleared for Turkish route through Black Sea

Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning has approved the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for the South Stream gas pipeline’s section through Turkish wat...

South Stream Transport to construct subsea gas pipeline in Russia

The Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation has granted a construction permit for the portion of the South Stream gas pipeline in Russia.

Saipem wins second South Stream offshore pipelay job

South Stream Transport has contracted Saipem for construction support services for the second South Stream offshore pipeline.

Production

More topsides head to V. Filanovsky in Caspian Sea

LUKOIL says transportation has started of the topsides for the riser block to the Vladimir Filanovsky field development in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.

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.

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).

Rigs/Vessels

RS to class newbuild Caspian support vessels

Russia’s Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has signed a contract with Baku Shipyard for three 38М high speed crew boats ordered by Azerbaijan State Caspian Sea Shipping Co.

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.

RS to classify V.Filanovsky supply vessels

Construction of two supply vessels commissioned by Lukoil has started at the Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China. 

Russia Offshore Oil & Gas News

More topsides head to V. Filanovsky in Caspian Sea

LUKOIL says transportation has started of the topsides for the riser block to the Vladimir Filanovsky field development in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.

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.

Laptev Sea partners start 2D seismic survey, bathymetry operations

Rosneft and ExxonMobil have initiated a 2D seismic survey over the Anisinsko-Novosibirsky and Ust-Oleneksky license blocks in the Laptev Sea off northern Russia.