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Pipes for Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Kotka, Finland (Photo: Gazprom)

Environmental group files complaint to stop Nord Stream 2 in Finland

, seals and birds.A Nord Stream spokeswoman said the project organisation would examine the complaint, but added that it had agreed with Finnish authorities on mitigation measures to reduce the impact on marine life.The proposed pipeline between Russia and Germany, owned by Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom, is set to cross around 375 km of Finland's economic zone through the Baltic Sea.Like Finland, Germany has also approved the pipeline. The project is currently collecting permits from Russia, Sweden and Denmark.Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines (Image: Gazprom)(Reporting by Jussi Rosendahl

An ROV operates from the vessel Trio to explore the seabed close to Lubmin, Germany. (File photo: © Nord Stream 2 / Axel Schmidt)

Nord Stream 2 Dredging Starting Off German Coast

A consortium of western companies and Russia's Gazprom that is due to build the controversial subsea Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany said on Tuesday it was starting preparatory work in the Greifswald bay off Germany's Baltic coast."Five dredgers are now working on the trench for the two pipeline strings," the consortium, based in Switzerland's Zug, said in a press release. Nord Stream 2 will consist of two pipelines running in parallel."Preparatory works are in accordance with the Stralsund mining authority's planning approval," it said. The regulatory authority

Shell's Fresh Arctic Oil Exploration Attempt

Shell to sign Russian Arctic deal with Gazprom Neft, Kremlin reveals. The companies are preparing to sign an agreement that will cover joint offshore drilling in the Russian Arctic as well as shale oil projects onshore in Western Siberia, reports The Telegraph. Gazprom Neft is the majority-owned, oil-focused arm of gas giant Gazprom, which is in turn majority-owned by the Russian state. The deal comes just weeks after Shell was forced to delay its high-profile exploration campaign in the Alaskan Arctic for another year after a series of setbacks blighted its campaign in 2012. Source: The Telegraph

Prirazlomnaya platform: Photo credit Gazprom

Russia's Gazprom to Step Up Arctic Drilling

in an increase in offshore reserves with more than 200 million tons of oil equivalents. The exploration was conducted in the waters surrounding the Yamal Peninsula, the Tazov Bay, as well as in the west Kamchatka and Sakhalin parts of the Okhotsk Sea, the 'Barents Observer' reports, citing a Gazprom press release. In 2013, the company plans to drill another two wells in Sakhalin waters and finally, after years of delay, start production at the Prirazlomnoye field in the Pechora Sea, although the Prirazlomnaya platform has been lying idle in the Pechora Sea since August 2011. Source:

Alexey Miller Photo Gazprom

Nord Stream 2 project : Gazprom talks with BASF, ENGIE, OMV, Shell, Uniper

Zurich hosted today a number of working meetings of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom, with Klaus Schaefer, Member of the Board of Management of E.ON and Chief Executive Officer of Uniper, Hans-Ulrich Engel, Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF, Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board of OMV, Pierre Chareyre, Executive Vice-President of ENGIE, and Maarten Wetselaar, Member of the Executive Committee of Shell. The meetings addressed issues related to the Nord Stream 2 project. On September 4, 2015, Gazprom, BASF, E.ON, ENGIE, OMV and Shell inked

Geological exploration in Krasnoyarsk Territory

Gazprom Building up Resource Base

In 2014 Gazprom Group (excluding Gazprom Neft) performed exploratory drilling of above 125,000 m of rocks, constructed 32 prospecting and exploratory (7 and 25 accordingly) wells. Over six thousand linear kilometers of 2D seismic profiles were processed, 3D seismic survey covered in excess of 11 thousand square kilometers. Exploration results In the Russian Federation, prospecting drilling was performed across an area of more than 112 thousand meters of rocks. 30 prospecting and exploratory (24 exploratory and 6 prospecting) wells were constructed.  Above six thousand linear kilometers

The meeting

Gazprom, PetroVietnam to Drill First Well in Offshore Vietnam

  Gazprom and PetroVietnam are ready to drill the first deep-water well offshore Vietnam this year. At a meeting at the Gazprom headquarters today between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company’s Management Committee and Nguyen Xuan Son, Chairman of the PetroVietnam National Oil and Gas Group Board of Directors the main issues of the bilateral cooperation in hydrocarbon development, particularly the joint activities in blocks Nos. 129–132 in the continental shelf of Vietnam were discussed. The geological and geophysical data that was processed and hydrologic studies completed at

The area of the Pritaymyrsky plot is 20,619,000 sq. km. The extractable reserves are estimated to be 104.6 million tonnes.

Gazprom & Rosneft Receive New Sites in the Arctic

.6 million tonnes. Gas reserves total 362.8 billion cubic meters. The Kheysovsky site covers an area of 83,590,000 sq. km. Its recoverable oil reserves are estimated at 118.1 million tonnes. Gas reserves are 2.081 trillion cubic meters. The right to use the latter was received by Russian monopolist Gazprom. The owner of the Pritaymyrsky site is Rosneft.  

Gazprom in Talks to Buy Stakes in Brazilian Offshore Oil Blocks

OAO Gazprom, the world's largest natural gas producer, is in talks with rivals to buy stakes in oil exploration areas in Brazil, a senior executive said on Tuesday. The plans, which would be in the form of farm-ins, are preferentially for offshore blocks already under exploration in South America's biggest country, Shakarbek Osmonov, a senior executive with Gazprom's Brazil and Latin America operations, said at an event in Rio de Janeiro. (Reporting by Marta Nogueira; Writing by Guillermo Parra-Bernal; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

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Gazprom, Sonatrach make O&G find in Algeria

Algerian state energy firm Sonatrach has made a new oil and gas find with Russia's Gazprom following a successful drilling in the desert Berkin basin, bringing to three the number of joint discoveries there, it said on Wednesday. Last week, Algeria awarded just four out of 31 oil and gas fields on offer in its latest energy bidding round as the North African OPEC producer looks to bolster stagnant oil and gas output. All four were won by foreign consortiums. The new discovery was made in the El Assel area at block 236b after drilling reached a final depth of 4,120 metres, the Algerian firm said

Prirazlomnaya offshore platform: Photo courtesy of Gazprom

Despite Protests Gazprom Starts Arctic Oil Production

Gazprom says it has started producing oil from the Prirazlomnoye field, which is the first Russian project for developing the Arctic shelf and the commencement, they say, of their large-scale activities aimed at creating a large hydrocarbon production center in the region. The Prirazlomnoye oil field [scene of an earlier Greenpeace protest] is located in the Pechora Sea, 60 kilometers off the shore. The recoverable oil reserves amount to 71.96 million tons, projected oil production comes up to some 6 million tons a year (to be reac

Prirazlomnaya offshore platform: Photo courtesy of Gazprom

Subsea Production, Arctic Shelf Oil, Gazprom 2013 Milestones

Gazprom lists amongst its 2013 achievements: the first subsea gas production facility by any Russian company, and secondly, extraction of the first oil from the Russian Arctic Shelf. Russia's first subsea production facility was successfully tested in the Kirinskoye field within the Sakhalin III project. The subsea production facility makes it possible to produce gas with no platforms or other above-water facilities. The Kirinskoye field and other fields within the Sakhalin III project are the resource base for promoting the gasification process in the Russian Far Eastern regions and building a

Kirinskoye field subsea production facility (Image: Gazprom)

Russia is Developing Subsea Production Systems

The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade is working with Gazprom and several Russian research institutions to develop domestic subsea production systems for prototype production in 2019 and testing in 2020.   The initiative is underway as the country aims to reduce its dependence on imports in its oil and gas industry, specifically in natural gas liquefaction projects.   Subsea production systems enable hydrocarbon production in severe climatic conditions, even under ice, without the use of platforms or other above-water facilities.   Gazprom is the currently only Russian

LNG carrier credit Gazprom

Kuwait in Talks on Russian LNG Imports

Gazprom informs it has hosted a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company's Management Committee and Abdulaziz Al-Adwani, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Kuwait to the Russian Federation to discuss prospects for bilateral cooperation in the oil and gas sector. In particular, the principals addressed the idea of broadening their co-operation on Gazprom's LNG supplies to Kuwait, as well as the implemetation of other joint projects. Since 2011 Gazprom Group says it has supplied two LNG cargoes to Kuwait.

Saipem 7000 pipe-laying vessel (Photo: South Stream)

South Stream to Lay Gas Pipes via Black Sea

the project's viability due to strained East-West relations.   The consortium said that the first pipe was produced at Russia's OMK plant on Tuesday. Last month, the head of Italy's oil major Eni, a stakeholder in the project, warned that the 2,400 km (1,500-mile) pipeline, led by Russia's Gazprom GAZP.MM, was in jeopardy due to Russia's actions in Ukraine. Besides Gazprom and Eni, the other shareholders in the project are France's EDF and Germany's Wintershall.   (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin

Gazprom: Work on Underwater Section of Turkstream to Begin in H2 2017

Work on the underwater section of the Turkish Stream pipeline will get underway in the second half of next year, Alexei Miller, chief executive of Russian gas giant Gazprom, told journalists on Tuesday. Miller also said that both lines of the underwater section, one that will ship gas to the Turkish market and a second with gas destined eventually for Europe, will come on stream by the end of 2019. Where that gas from the second line will come ashore in Europe has yet to be finally determined. Gazprom, Italian energy firm Edison and Greek gas retailer DEPA in February signed a memorandum of

Gazprom: More Sanctions Could Hit Business

 Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom said on Tuesday further Western sanctions over Ukraine could potentially disrupt its gas exports to Europe and hit its business and shares.   Gazprom, headed by Alexei Miller, a longstanding ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and its managers have not been hit by U.S. or European Union sanctions over Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis.   But the company, which meets 30 percent of Europe's demand for gas, said in its financial report that a pricing row with Kiev could potentially lead to a disruption of its gas exports to Europe through

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