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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

© Nord Stream 2 / Axel Schmidt

Nord Stream 2 Seeks Alternative Route to Avoid Danish Waters

to double its gas exports under the Baltic Sea to Germany, bypassing traditional routes through Ukraine with which it has poor relations.The Danish government has come under fierce lobbying by Russia, EU allies and the United States over the 9.5 billion euro ($10.9 billion) Nord Stream 2 project led by Gazprom and financed by five Western firms. The United States opposes the project while some eastern European countries fear it will make the EU a hostage to Russian gasBut Denmark does not want to act alone and has postponed a decision on the new legislation.Its search for a united EU stance on the proposed

Photo: Harald Pettersen / Equinor

Equinor to Boost Drilling to Extend Norwegian Shelf Life

and 30 exploration wells each year off Norway, including both its own and partner-operated wells, to search for new reserves."I think we can keep that rate for at least another five years," Dodson told Reuters.The Norwegian company, Europe's second-largest gas supplier after Russia's Gazprom, said it would prioritize natural gas in its exploration plans offshore Norway, aiming to add more volumes around the existing infrastructure, such as the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea, and elsewhere."Natural gas is a commodity important to climate... We see more demand for gas

© Nord Stream 2 / Thomas Eugster

Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline is 70% Financed so Far

Seventy percent of funds needed to finance the Nord Stream 2 underwater gas pipeline from Russia to Germany have been raised, TASS news agency quoted the head of Russian gas giant Gazprom, Alexei Miller, as saying on Sunday.Nord Stream 2, which will double the capacity from the existing Nord Stream 1 pipeline from a current 55 billion cubic metres of gas a year, is owned by Gazprom, which is taking on half of the planned costs of 9.5 billion euros ($11 billion).The rest is divided between five European energy companies - Germany's Uniper and Wintershall, Anglo- Dutch group Royal Dutch Shell

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Environmentalists File Second Complaint to Block Nord Stream 2

failed to consider the impact the project would have on wildlife in the Baltic Sea.The work involves detonating World War Two bombs on the sea floor along the project's 510 km route in Sweden and ClientEarth said that could cause serious harm to marine mammals, including protected harbour porpoises.Gazprom-owned Nord Stream 2 AG spokesman Lars Grönstedt said that as project operator it had already addressed concerns raised by the Environmental Protection Agency by conducting additional tests on marine life during the application."The fact that we... responded to further questions from the

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

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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

Rosneft and Gazprom will soon receive new licenses for the development of the four fields on the shelf.

Rosneft, Gazprom to Receive Four Arctic Fields

Ministry of the Environment sent to the government documents on the transfer of "Rosneft" and "Gazprom" licenses for the development of four more fields on the Arctic shelf, he said in an interview with RIA Novosti Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi. Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi also added that the decision to suspend the issuance of licenses for parts of the shelf is not accepted, and the Department continues to issue licenses for the development of the Arctic shelf in accordance with current legislation

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

Fennica, an icebreaker vessel deployed by Shell in the Arctic (Photo: Arctia Shipping)

Shell Withdraws from Arctic Exploration

bridge.  The decision is also the latest in a series of setbacks for projects in the Arctic trying to find oil and gas deposits estimated at 20 percent of the world's undiscovered resources. Earlier this year, Norway's Statoil postponed its Arctic Johan Castberg project again and in 2012 Russia's Gazprom, together with Total and Statoil, scrapped the Shtokman gas project in the Arctic Barents Sea.  Shell's London-listed shares reacted positively in early trading on Monday to the Arctic withdrawal, gaining up to 0.6 percent. The shares fell later in line with the oil and gas index. "Alaska

Sercel SG-5 single sensor connected to the UNITE node RAUeX (image courtesy of Sercel)

Sercel Sells 10,000 UNITE Nodes to NIS

CGG announced that Sercel has sold 10,000 channels of its high-end UNITE cable-free land seismic acquisition system to NIS, the Serbian oil and gas company in which Gazprom Neft has a majority shareholding.   After having successfully deployed the UNITE system since 2014 in Romania, NIS have now decided to purchase a new complete batch of UNITE for survey projects that they will be conducting over the next several years. In combination with the Sercel SG-5, a high-sensitivity 5-Hz single-sensor geophone, UNITE offers NIS a superior, light, efficient and flexible solution for the most complex

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Subsea Vessel Ops Predicted to Grow Over Coming Years

19% of projected spend over the period. Total volumes of activity are expected to be sustained at around current levels with the Middle East and Asia retaining a combined 66% share of the market. Geopolitical uncertainty in Europe is currently threatening the viability of high profile trunklines such as Gazprom’s South Stream project which could impact anticipated demand for both dedicated pipe layers and support vessels. Subsea well intervention is the smallest market segment covered in DW’s definition of subsea vessel services, accounting for just 5% of forecast spend. Aimed at providing

Baltic Sea Pipeline Gas Flow Cut Due to Munitions Discovery

Nord Stream consortium, lead by Russian energy giant Gazprom, said on Wednesday it has stopped gas shipments via the Baltic Sea through one of its two lines as Swedish armed forces dispose of a munitions object found nearby.   Total capacity of the two lines is 55 billion cubic metres per year. The consortium said a piece of munitions was found in close proximity to the Nord Stream Line 2 on Nov. 6.   "The location of the object is in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) approximately 120 km away from the island of Gotland," Nord Stream said.   It added that it was

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

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