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Russia Offshore Regional Report

Drilling & Completion

Gazpromneft gets environmental clearance for arctic offshore well

Gazpromneft-Sakhalin has approval to drill an exploration well later this year on the Dolginskoye field in the Pechora Sea offshore northern Russia.

EDC rigs on long-term contracts in Caspian region

Eurasia Drilling Co. (EDC) has issued an update on its offshore drilling operations in the Caspian Sea.

GSP assigns replacement jackup for Pechora Sea drilling

GSP Offshore’s jackup GSP Saturn is expected to mobilize next May to the Pechora Sea in the southeastern part of the Russian sector of the Barents Sea.

Field Development

Valvitalia wins orders for Shah Deniz II, South Stream

Valvitalia - Vitas Division has won contracts to supply through conduit gate valves (slab and expanding type) for the Shah Deniz II project offshore Azerbaijan.

Consortia issue more contracts for Shah Deniz 2 in Caspian Sea

BP says the Shah Deniz and South Caucasus Pipeline consortia has awarded more contracts for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 development in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea and the related and South Cauca...

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.

Subsea

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.

Gazprom starts production from first Russian subsea project

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued the command to start production from the country’s first subsea development.

Saipem to install Filanovsky offshore platforms and infrastructure in the Caspian Sea

LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft has contracted Saipem to transport and install production facilities related to the Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.

Geology & Geophysics

Fugro, SOCAR team for Caspian offshore surveys

Fugro and Azeri state oil company SOCAR have agreed to form a joint venture.

Study outlines potential of Kara Sea

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has acquired 8,840 line km (5,493 mi) of 2D data in the Russian Barents and Kara seas.

Rosneft starts Kara Sea monitoring program

Rosneft and the RosHydroMet Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute have started a program for studies of the Kara Sea shelf off northern Russia.

Pipeline & Transportation

Pipe fabrication under way for South Stream gas line in Black Sea

Vyksa Steel Works has produced the first section of pipe for the South Stream offshore pipeline.

Siemens nets South Stream controls order

South Stream Transport has contracted Siemens to supply electrical systems and control and instrumentation for the offshore section of the South Stream gas pipeline in the Black...

Valvitalia wins orders for Shah Deniz II, South Stream

Valvitalia - Vitas Division has won contracts to supply through conduit gate valves (slab and expanding type) for the Shah Deniz II project offshore Azerbaijan.

Production

Gazprom starts oil production from Prirazlomnoye in Pechora Sea

Gazprom has started producing oil from the Prirazlomnoye field offshore northern Russia.

Gazprom starts production from first Russian subsea project

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued the command to start production from the country’s first subsea development.

Lukoil marks five years of service for offshore Russia oil terminal

LUKOIL has marked the fifth anniversary of the first bulk oil shipment through the Varandey oil terminal in the Barents Sea offshore northern Russia.

Rigs/Vessels

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.

Blue Water to transport rig components through Russian waters

Blue Water Shipping is preparing to transport drilling equipment for a semisubmersible rig through the Russian Volga-Don river system.

EDC rigs on long-term contracts in Caspian region

Eurasia Drilling Co. (EDC) has issued an update on its offshore drilling operations in the Caspian Sea.

Russia Offshore Oil & Gas News

Lukoil switches offshore Kazakhstan focus

Lukoil has agreed to sell its 50% stake in Caspian Investment Resources (CIR) to Sinopec for about $1.2 billion.

Pipe fabrication under way for South Stream gas line in Black Sea

Vyksa Steel Works has produced the first section of pipe for the South Stream offshore pipeline.

Frontier Arctic ice studies under way

The Kara-Winter-2014 Expedition team has departed Murmansk onboard the icebreaker vessel Yamal for a 55-day exploratory program offshore northern Russia.