Russia Offshore Regional Report

Drilling & Completion

Bentec to supply drilling package for Caspian Sea platform

Nobel Oil has commissioned Bentec to build a drilling rig for offshore operations in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

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 Ge...

Eurasia outlines Caspian Sea well inventory

Eurasia Drilling Co. (EDC) has issued a review of highlights from its drilling campaigns in the Caspian Sea during 2014.

Field Development

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 Ge...

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 lo...

Cathelco wins second V.Filanovsky corrosion protection order

Cathelco says it will supply corrosion protection systems for the second stage of Lukoil’s Vladimir Filanovsky project in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.

Subsea

South Stream Line 1 weight coating resumes

Europipe GmbH has lifted the suspension on concrete weight coating work for Line 1 of the South Stream pipeline. 

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.

Geology & Geophysics

Rosneft outlines Russian Arctic investigations

Rosneft says its Kara-Winter-2015 scientific-exploratory program has been completed offshore northern Russia.

Gazprom to re-start drilling in Yuzhno-Kirinskoye area

Gazprom has outlined its main exploration goals this year on the Russian continental shelf.

UK, Russian pair form shallow-water seismic acquisition partnership

Aqua GeoProjects has formed an exclusive business agreement with YMG (Yumzmoregeologiya) in Gelendzhik near the Black Sea.

Pipeline & Transportation

Turkey approves Black Sea gas pipeline system surveys

Gazprom says Turkey has issued a permit on engineering surveys for the offshore section of the planned Turkish Stream gas pipeline system in the Black Sea.

Russian majors sign Caspian gas accord

Gazprom has signed a contract under which Lukoil will supply gas from its fields in the northern Caspian Sea until 2024.

Trio sign accord on two further Baltic Sea gas pipelines

Senior representatives of Gazprom, Shell, and OMV have signed memoranda of understanding on new infrastructure to take Russian natural gas to Europe.

Production

Russian majors sign Caspian gas accord

Gazprom has signed a contract under which Lukoil will supply gas from its fields in the northern Caspian Sea until 2024.

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.

Rigs/Vessels

Rosneft cancels jackup contract in Russian Arctic

North Atlantic Drilling Co. has received a cancellation notice for from Rosneft for use of Northern Offshore’s jackup Energy Endeavor.

Rosneft teams with Golar for potential FLNG studies

Rosneft has signed a memorandum of understanding with Golar LNG on cooperation in the area of liquefaction and transportation of natural gas.

Rosneft cancels offshore support contracts in Kara Sea

Rosneft has canceled contracts with Siem Offshore for three offshore support vessels for work in the Kara Sea. Sanctions placed on Rosneft have forced its joint venture partner ExxonMobil to scale ...

Russia Offshore Oil & Gas News

Turkey approves Black Sea gas pipeline system surveys

Gazprom says Turkey has issued a permit on engineering surveys for the offshore section of the planned Turkish Stream gas pipeline system in the Black Sea.

Russian majors sign Caspian gas accord

Gazprom has signed a contract under which Lukoil will supply gas from its fields in the northern Caspian Sea until 2024.

Trio sign accord on two further Baltic Sea gas pipelines

Senior representatives of Gazprom, Shell, and OMV have signed memoranda of understanding on new infrastructure to take Russian natural gas to Europe.

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