Russia Offshore Regional Report

Drilling & Completion

Rosneft postpones Kara Sea drilling

Rosneft says it will postpone operations in the Kara Sea until 2016, according to a Reuters report. 

Russia confirms Kara Sea Pobeda discovery

Rosneft says Russia’s State Commission on reserves has confirmed an oil and gas discovery in the Pobeda field on the Kara Sea shelf.

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 fo...

Field Development

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.

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 basi...

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

Gazprom Neft expands Arctic presence

Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazpromneft Sakhalin has received subsoil-use rights to two license blocks in the Russian Arctic.

Russia confirms Kara Sea Pobeda discovery

Rosneft says Russia’s State Commission on reserves has confirmed an oil and gas discovery in the Pobeda field on the Kara Sea shelf.

Rosneft concludes Barents Sea block studies

Rosneft subsidiary OOO RN-Shelf-Arctic has completed a program of geophysical exploration, including 3D seismic acquisition and a gravimagnetic survey, over the West-Prinovozemelsky license in the ...

Pipeline & Transportation

Black Sea gas pipeline study approaches FEED stage

Gazprom has held talks with the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources on the proposed new gas pipeline across the Black Sea toward Turkey.

Saipem updates South Stream suspension status

South Stream Transport B.V. has notified Saipem that it does not expect significant changes in the suspension status until Feb. 19, 2015.

Saipem continues construction on South Stream pipeline

Commenting on statements made by Russian authorities and Gazprom’s chairman in the media with regard to a contract for the construction of the South Stream pipeline, Saipem states that it has not r...

Production

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...

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. 

Rigs/Vessels

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 ...

Topaz support vessel demand steady in Caspian, Middle East

Topaz Energy and Marine has added four new DP-2 platform supply vessels (PSVs) to its fleet this year: Topaz Seema, Topaz Xara, Topaz Faye, and Caspian Voyager. 

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.

 

 

Russia Offshore Oil & Gas News

Eurasia Drilling, Schlumberger merger on hold

The proposed Eurasia Drilling Co. Ltd. and Schlumberger B.V. merger date will change following a Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) request for information. 

Russian Maritime Register to survey containers for Schlumberger

Schlumberger has contracted OOO Baltic Container to manufacture of a batch of offshore containers for oil sludge.  

Rosneft postpones Kara Sea drilling

Rosneft says it will postpone operations in the Kara Sea until 2016, according to a Reuters report.