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Rosneft and Exxon Mobil deliver the unique platform Berkut to Sakhalin’s shelf

Rosneft and Exxon Mobil in the consortium Exxon Neftegaz Limited have completed the transport operation on the delivery of a unique marine drilling platform Berkut with the largest upper part in the world to the Arkutun-Dagi field of the Sakhalin-1 project on the northeastern shelf of Sakhalin, the company’s press centre reports. In the coming days, the assembly and installation works will be completed. The topside was towed for about 2800 km from a shipyard in Korea without a single incident.
Progress on the installation of the platform’s equipment was inspected by the President, Chairman of the Rosneft’s Board, Igor Sechin and the Sakhalin Governor Alexander Khoroshavin on Monday.

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Production at Arkutun-Dagi within Sakhalin-1 may be started in December

Rosneft and American ExxonMobil may start drilling at the Arkutun-Dagi field within the Sakhalin-1 project in August and to extract the first oil by December, the press release of the Sakhalin region’s administration reports.
The drilling will be carried out from the platform Berkut. Currently, pre-commissioning activities at the upper construction of the new drilling platform is being completed at a shipyard in Korea; then it will be delivered to the Arkutun-Dagi field.

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“Gazprom” is approved with LNG carrier documentation

Russian Marine Registry of Shipping has completed an approval of the engineering documentations of liquefied natural gas tanker, which will become a basis of gas carrier fleet within the framework of the meeting of future requirements of the “Gazprom” Group. The press-service of the Maritime Registrar stated. Read more »

Eni postpones the launch of the Arctic project

One of the first oil deposits of the Arctic, being prepared for putting into industrial operation, will start working not earlier than Q1 2014, the company-operator Eni said initially it was planned to start the oil production at the deposit in Q4 2013.

The delay is due to the fact that the production platform is not ready, it is being constructed at the dry dock of Hyundai Heavy Industries, Eni reports.

The project has faced the difficulties, the company assumes.

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Gazprom plans to start gas supplies to South Korea in 2017

In 2008 Li Men Bak was entitled a Doctor of Science of the St. Petersburg State University. D.Medvedev has also graduated from this University.
Gas supplies via the pipeline from Russia to Korea may start in 2017, the head of Gazprom A.Miller said on Wednesday on the results of the negotiations of the Presidents of Russia and South Korea D.Medvedev and Li Men Bak.

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