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Companies // Capacity of Katharina UGS facility increased 1.5 times

The third cavern of the Katharina underground gas storage (UGS) facility with the capacity of nearly 60 million cubic meters was commissioned in Bernburg. Thus, the facility’s aggregate working gas volume grew by 50 per cent and totaled some 170 million cubic meters.

21 October 2014 , 10:31Neftegaz.RU2990

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Companies // Drilling Program Begins on the Deepwater Egina Field in Nigeria

December 12 marked a milestone for the Egina project in Nigeria, as an intensive drilling program got under way. Two rigs will be kept busy for a total of 3,000 days, drilling 44 wells in water depths ranging between 1,400 and 1,700 meters.

22 December 2014 , 14:55Neftegaz.RU720

Companies // Asset swap between BASF and Gazprom will not be completed

Required discontinuation of disposal group leads to expenses in 2014 and retroactively in 2013

19 December 2014 , 13:04Neftegaz.RU2150

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Companies // Rosneft Board of Directors approves 2015-2016 Business Plan

On December 18, Rosneft’s Board of Directors reviewed preliminary results of the Company’s performance in 2014 and approved the 2015-2016 plan.

19 December 2014 , 12:24Neftegaz.RU1190

Companies // Shell agrees sale of some downstream businesses in Norway to ST1

Shell has signed an agreement with ST1 for the sale of its retail, commercial fuels and supply and distribution logistics businesses in Norway. In addition, Shell’s aviation business in Norway will become a 50-50 joint venture with ST1.

19 December 2014 , 12:22Neftegaz.RU1100

Companies // Statoil awards Mariner drilling and well services contract to Schlumberger Oilfield UK

Statoil has on behalf of the Mariner co-venturers awarded the contract for integrated drilling and well services on the Mariner field on the UK continental shelf (UKCS) to Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc.

19 December 2014 , 12:20Neftegaz.RU1150

Conferences&Exhibitions // 16th Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum

The 16th Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) was convened in Doha, Qatar, and chaired by His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy of Qatar, and Head of Delegation of Nigeria, as Alternate President.

17 December 2014 , 17:04Neftegaz.RU1210

Companies // Development plan for Gullfaks Rimfaks valley submitted

Statoil and its partners have decided to develop the Rutil discovery located in the Gullfaks Rimfaks valley in the North Sea. Providing close to 80 million barrels of oil equivalent, the development will extend the lifetime of the Gullfaks A platform.

17 December 2014 , 12:18Neftegaz.RU1220


Today MOL Group has announced that the installation works to connect three wells to the existing production facilities have been completed in Shaikan block. With the addition of the three new producing wells, total production will increase to 40,000 gross boepd.

16 December 2014 , 17:52Neftegaz.RU1150

Companies // Our flag on top of Europe

Elbrus is the highest mountain peak in Europe located north of the Greater Caucasus main range. It is a dormant stratovolcano with a highest point at 5,642 meters above the sea level. 

15 December 2014 , 13:06Nikolai Chernov, Elena Fomenko, Alexander Zavodnov, Igor Larionov, Oleg Sebelev (Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol), Gazprom website Editorial Board.Gazprom1220

Companies // Total Energy Ventures Invests in Solidia Technologies

Total Energy Ventures (TEV), the venture capital arm of French energy company Total, is investing in Solidia Technologies, which has developed a process that uses carbon dioxide to manufacture sustainable cement and concrete.

09 December 2014 , 17:06Neftegaz.RU1500

Companies // Saudi Aramco Chemicals steps up at GPCA

Saudi Aramco’s role in the Kingdom’s chemicals industry is growing and accelerating with a strategic shift in focus designed to increase the local economic footprint of the company’s chemical investments.

08 December 2014 , 14:49Neftegaz.RU1760

Companies // Royal Dutch Shell plc third quarter 2014 Euro and GBP equivalent dividend payments

The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (“RDS”) today announced the pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments in respect of the third quarter 2014 interim dividend, which was announced on October 30, 2014 at US$0.47 per A ordinary share (“A Share”) and B ordinary share (“B Share”).

08 December 2014 , 14:47Neftegaz.RU1520

Companies // Investors in Iraq’s Badra field to start seeing returns

In the 90 days up to late November 2014 around 15,000 barrels per day were released from the Badra oilfield into Iraq’s main pipeline system. This is in line with the basic terms of the field’s development contract. The Badra field is operated by Gazprom Neft.

08 December 2014 , 14:29Neftegaz.RU1600

Companies // Inauguration of CLOV in Angola

The CLOV development in Angola was inaugurated on December 4, 2014 at a ceremony attended by Angolan Oil Minister José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos, Sonangol Chairman and CEO Francisco Lemos Maria, Total’s CEO Patrick Pouyanné and Total’s President, Exploration & Production Arnaud Breuillac. 

05 December 2014 , 13:35Neftegaz.RU1770

Companies // Gazprom and UniCredit sign agreement worth EUR 390 million

Gazprom and UniCredit Bank signed a bilateral credit agreement worth a total of EUR 390 million in Vienna yesterday.

05 December 2014 , 13:32Neftegaz.RU2450

Companies // Statoil extending rig suspensions

Due to overcapacity in the rig portfolio the suspension periods for COSL Pioneer, Scarabeo 5 and Songa Trym have been extended.

05 December 2014 , 13:30Neftegaz.RU1570

Companies // Rosneft and Major Russian Companies Agree on Partnership in Oil Product Supplies

Rosneft develops cooperation with major Russian companies in the area of oil product supply. Partnership agreements were signed with METALLOINVEST, OMZ, SUEK and UES Federal Grid Company.

04 December 2014 , 16:20Neftegaz.RU1840

Companies // Traditional Report and Election Conference of Young Employees Was Held at TATNEFT

The XV-th report and election conference of the young employees of JSC TATNEFT was held in the Grand Hall of the "Neftche" Palace of Culture in Almetyevsk (Republic of Tatarstan), which brought together more than 700 delegates from the structural divisions, subsidiaries and management companies of JSC TATNEFT.

02 December 2014 , 12:14Neftegaz.RU1130

Companies // Snorre 2040 project schedule adjustment

The Snorre partnership has decided to adjust the schedule for the ongoing Snorre 2040 project by postponing the planned date for DG2 from March 2015 to October 2015.

02 December 2014 , 12:10Neftegaz.RU1300

Companies // Total Announces the Jisik Discovery in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Located 60 kilometers from the city of Erbil, the Jisik-1 discovery well on the Harir Block was drilled to a depth of 4,511 meters and encountered light oil and gas with condensates intervals in Jurassic and Triassic carbonate reservoirs. Jisik is the second discovery in the Block, following on from the Mirawa-1 discovery, announced by Total on October 30, 2013.
02 December 2014 , 12:06Neftegaz.RU1210

Conferences&Exhibitions // Sibur-Trans expert to discuss LPG transportation aspects at conference 4-5 Dec

Alexander Gorodetskiy, Director of Freight forwarding division at "Sibur-Trans" (transportation division of Sibur) will take part in the discussion on LPG transportation and trade channels aspects at the conference “Russia’s LPG and LNG markets” on December 5.

29 November 2014 , 00:00Neftegaz.RU1380

Companies // Official opening of Statoil’s Berlin office

Statoil’s representative office in Berlin was officially opened on 27 November by marketing and trading senior vice president Rune Bjørnson. The opening of the office reflects Statoil’s increased ambitions in the German market.

28 November 2014 , 11:18Neftegaz.RU1490

Companies // Université TOTAL kicks off the climate debate

Christophe de Margerie wanted energy professionals to make their voices heard in the public debate about climate change and the energy transition. And that's just what happened on Friday, November 21 at the symposium sponsored by Université Total and partner BFM Business TV. New CEO Patrick Pouyanné, who delivered the closing remarks, reminded the audience how important it is to Total to engage in discussions of the issue with the rest of society.

28 November 2014 , 11:16Neftegaz.RU1410

Companies // Board of Directors addresses Gazprom’s resource base development for securing gasification of Russia’s regions

Board of Directors addresses Gazprom’s resource base development for securing gasification of Russia’s regionsThe Gazprom Board of Directors took notice of the information regarding the progress with the Company's resource base development for securing the gasification of Russia's regions.

28 November 2014 , 11:14Neftegaz.RU1230

Conferences&Exhibitions // RAO/CIS Offshore 2015. Key event of the industry

15 - 18 September 2015, RAO/CIS Offshore, 12th International Conference and Exhibition for Oil and Gas Resources Development of the Russian Arctic and CIS Continental Shelf, will be held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

27 November 2014 , 16:19Neftegaz.RU1750

Current events

Question of the week

Will the russian South stream be launched or russian politics will come to a settlement with ukranian collegues?

the South stream will be launched
Russa and Ukraine will come to a settlement and ukranian gas piplene sistem will be renewed
the South stream?! what is it?