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Drilling & Completion

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).

Russian JV drills Caspian Ribachya prospect

Rosneft and Lukoil have started appraisal drilling at the Ribachya structure in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea, using the jackup Astra.

Arkutun-Dagi platform in place offshore Sakhalin Island

The Sakhalin-1 partners Rosneft and ExxonMobil have installed the Berkut drilling platform over the Arkutun-Dagi field in the Okhotsk Sea offshore eastern Russia. 

Field Development

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. 

Arkutun-Dagi platform in place offshore Sakhalin Island

The Sakhalin-1 partners Rosneft and ExxonMobil have installed the Berkut drilling platform over the Arkutun-Dagi field in the Okhotsk Sea offshore eastern Russia. 

Caspian platform undergoes transport preparations

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is assisting preparations for Lukoil’s V.Filanovsky field development 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

Rosneft starts latest Russian arctic seismic campaign

Rosneft has started geological and engineering studies over license blocks in the Barents and Pechora seas offshore northern Russia. 

CGG, Sovcomflot form Arctic venture

CGG and Russian shipping group Sovcomflot will team up for 3D marine seismic acquisition services in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters. 

Polarcus mobilizes for Fedynsky in Russian Barents Sea

Polarcus, in collaboration with Russia's Dalmorneftegeophysica (DMNG), has mobilized for the 3,000-sq-km (1,158-sq-mi) high-density broadband Fedynsky 3D survey in the Russian Barents Sea.

Pipeline & Transportation

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.

Gazprom looks to increase gas production through Black Sea pipeline

Gazprom is considering expanding capacity of the Blue Stream gas pipeline between Russia and Turkey.

Production

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 s...

Rigs/Vessels

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. 

GSP rig on location for Pechora Sea drilling

The jackup GSP Saturn is preparing to spud the North-Dolginskaya No. 3 well for Gazprom Neft on the Dolginskye field in the southeastern Pechora Sea offshore northern Russia.

Russia Offshore Oil & Gas News

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.

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.