A final meeting of the project 'Enhancement of Oil Spill Response System by Establishing Oil Database' (KO 437) within the framework of the KOLARCTIC ENPI CBC Programme was held in Rivaniemi, Finland on December 10.

The meeting was attended by partners from Russia, Finland, Norway: State Regional Center for Standardization, Metrology and Testing in the Murmansk region, the Northern Branch of Marine Rescue Service, Murmansk Department for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Ministry of Economic Development of the Murmansk region and Storvik Consult, University of Oulu / NorTechOulu, Finnish Environment Institute, Norwegian Coastal Administration, Troms and Finnmark, and the representatives of the Joint Managing Authority of the Kolarctic Programme.

Construction is to begin next January on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in northern Finland.

Vietnamese state-owned company PetroVietnam strikes a deal with Gazprom-Neft on the development of the Dolginskoye field in the Pechora Sea.
NPO "Association "Murmanshelf" held the 7th international conference "Arctic Shelf Development: Step by Step" on the 18-19th of November supported by the Government of Murmansk region. The co-organizer of the event was Committee for Development of Industry and Entrepreneurship of Murmansk region. The conference was one of the events of III Murmansk International Business Week. The main sponsor was Statoil company.

Regional environmental center of the Northern fleet is going to be formed in the Arctic region in near future

International conference and exhibition on shipbuilding and production of hiqh-tech equipment for continental shelf development Offshore Marintec Russia was opened in new congress center “Expoforum” on the 7th of October (Saint Petersburg).

Rosneft successfully completed the drilling of the northernmost well in the world – the Universitetskaya-1 well in the Arctic. According to the results of the drilling Rosneft has made an oil discovery at the East-Prinovozemelskiy-1 license area. The drilling was completed in record-breaking time - in one and a half month - in compliance with all the technological and ecological standards and requirements.

Guests represented University of Helsinki, University of Tampere, University of Turku, Kansai University, Hokkaido University, University of Lapland, as well as Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation and other companies.
Dear colleagues,

Nonprofit organization “Association of Suppliers for Oil and Gas Industry “Murmanshelf” invites you to participate in the 7th International Conference «ARCTIC SHELF DEVELOPMENT: STEP BY STEP». The Conference will take place in Murmansk on the 18th – 19th of November, 2014 supported by the Government of the Murmansk Region in the framework of the III Murmansk International Business Week.
The Prirazlomnoye project, Russia's first offshore oil project in the Arctic, is heavily dependent on foreign technology.

Production proceeds as planned, but parts of equipment and services will be replaced by Russian suppliers, a top leader of operator company Gazprom Neft says about Russia’s first offshore oil project.
September, 6 – Maxim Sokolov, Minister of Transport of Russian Federation, and Marina Kovtun, Head of Murmansk region, gave a signal to start realization of the first stage of the project “Complex development of Murmansk transport hub”. The beginning of constructing works concerning federal objects was announced officially: railway station Vykhodnoy – bridge crossing river Tuloma – railway station Murmashi-2 – Lavna. Branch railway line is 46 km.
Regional authorities in Murmansk six months ago started preparing a proposition for a presidential decree on changing the status of Roslyakovo from closed military town to industrial zone. Until now, Roslyakovo has been part of Severomorsk, which hosts the headquarters of the Northern Fleet, and was therefore closed to everybody that did not have an entry permit.
August, 27 – Grigory Stratiy, Vice Governor of Murmansk region, held the meeting with the representatives of Rogaland county in the office of NPO “Association “Murmanshelf”. Norwegian guests were Daniel Fjærtoft and Lars Lunden («Sigra Group» company). Russian participants of the meeting were Olga Buch (NPO «Association «Murmanshelf»); Oleg Kostenko (Committee for Development of Industry and Enterpreneurship of Murmansk region); Yury Smirnov, Oleg Prasov (Administrative Office of the Murmansk Regional Government).

Gazprom Neft is ready to ship out 80,000 tons of Novoportovskoye oil through the Ob Bay and towards western markets.

Rosneft and ExxonMobil joint venture company Karmorneftegaz began drilling at Universitetskaya-1, the Russian Federation's northernmost well using the West Alpha rig.
Ministry for Regional Development of the Russian Federation has accepted the initiative of the Government of Murmansk region to hold III Murmansk International Business Week in November, 17-21. According to their opinion, business week will promote improvement of social and economic development of the region; help to create favorable conditions for business activity on the territory of Murmansk region; give an opportunity for attracting the investors by showing all regional potential.
"Rosneft" company plans to supply shelf projects by organizing resting coastal base at the premises of 82th shipyard, building factories to produce underwater fittings, concrete bricks, helicopter airdrome (for several dozens of units), logistics base, staging area and storage. The Government of the Murmansk region together with "Rosneft" company are going to create Center of Arctic Competence on the base of Murmansk State Technical University.

The privileged registration to 7th international conference "Arctic Development: Step by Step" continues.

The conference will take place in Murmansk on the 18th – 19th of November, 2014 supported by the Government of the Murmansk Region in the framework of the III Murmansk International Business Week.

Rosneft has started field works at five license blocks of the Barents and Pechora Seas: West Prinovozemelsky, located in the North-Eastern part of the Barents sea near the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, Perseevsky, located in the North-Western part of the Barents sea, and at the South Russky, South Prinovozemelsky and West Matveevsky license blocks, located in the Pechora Sea.
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