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Drilling & Completion

Concrete drilling platform could extend exploration season offshore northern Russia

Finding ways of extending the exploration drilling season in Russia's ice-laden Arctic waters is a key issue both for Russian oil companies and the international oil companies working with them in ...

Oil confirmed from Kara Sea well

TomskNIPIneft Institute has completed studies of oil samples from the Universitetskaya-1 discovery well, recently drilled by Rosneft and ExxonMobil in the Kara Sea offshore northern Russia. 

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.

 

 

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

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 ...

Ruling clears Dolphin to work in Russian Kara Sea

Dolphin has received confirmation from the Export Control Division of the Norwegian Foreign Department that the recently announced contract in the Kara Sea is not subject to the current trade restr...

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.

Pipeline & Transportation

FEED completed for South Stream pipeline offshore construction

All preparations have been completed for the construction of the first two strings of the South Stream gas pipeline in the Black Sea, according to Gazprom.

Russia to send more gas to Turkey via Blue Stream

Gazprom plans to step up gas deliveries to Turkey through the Black Sea.

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...

Production

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. 

Russia to send more gas to Turkey via Blue Stream

Gazprom plans to step up gas deliveries to Turkey through the Black Sea.

Millionth barrel of oil produced at Prirazlomnoye field

Prirazlomnoye field has produced its millionth barrel of oil. A second tanker is currently being loaded.

Rigs/Vessels

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.

 

 

High-speed Caspian crew boat undergoes sea trials

The 230-ft (70-m) fast crew boat Muslim Magomayev was named at a ceremony at the Incat shipyard last week. 

Millionth barrel of oil produced at Prirazlomnoye field

Prirazlomnoye field has produced its millionth barrel of oil. A second tanker is currently being loaded.

Russia Offshore Oil & Gas News

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. 

FEED completed for South Stream pipeline offshore construction

All preparations have been completed for the construction of the first two strings of the South Stream gas pipeline in the Black Sea, according to Gazprom.

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...