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02.02.2018
Dear colleagues!
We inform you that “Association of contractors “Murmanshelf” will organize the 8th International сonference «Arctic Logistics» on the 11th of April 2018. The conference will be supported by the Government of the Murmansk region and the regional Ministry of Transport and Road Facilities.
01.02.2018
On the 25th of January 2018 Association of arctic projects contractors “Murmanshelf” conducted the Day of contactor of the investment project jointly with Kola Shipyard- daughter company of NOVATEK which is implementing the project “The Center of construction of large capacity marine installations” in the Murmansk region.
14.05.2015
Nonprofit organization “Association of arctic projects contractors “Murmanshelf” invites you to participate in the 8th International Conference «ARCTIC SHELF DEVELOPMENT: STEP BY STEP».

The Conference will take place in Murmansk on the 16th – 17th of November, 2015 supported by the Government of the Murmansk Region in the framework of the IV Murmansk International Business Week.

Program of the conference includes plenary sessions, discussions at the round tables and business meetings.
14.04.2015

State commission on Arctic development starts today chaired by Dmitry Rogozin, Russian Vice Prime Minister.
10.04.2015
April, 9 - Russian-Norwegian conference in the framework of two projects: “Maritime Preparedness and International Partnership in the High North” (MARPART) and “Search and Rescue in Eastern Barents Sea” (SEBS). These projects are to develop Russian and Norwegian cooperation, to achieve mutual understanding at providing safe sailing in the North, to involve interested sides into discussion, to develop and implement common programs at training of personnel.
09.04.2015

April, 8th: "Association of arctic projects contractors "Murmanshelf" has organized and held the 5th international conference “Arctic Logistics” supported by the Government of Murmansk region. Co-organizers of the conference: Ministry of Transport and Road Facilities of Murmansk region, Committee for Development of Industry.  
31.03.2015


April, 9 - Russian-Norwegian conference in the framework of two projects: “Maritime Preparedness and International Partnership in the High North” (MARPART) and “Search and Rescue in Eastern Barents Sea” (SEBS).
10.03.2015

Norwegian and Russian rescue centers will team up with coast guard forces from both countries for a joint exercise on search and rescue and oil spill preparedness.

The joint exercise “Barents 2015” will be arranged as planned in the border areas in the Varanger Fjord in June.
28.01.2015

A public hearing on the development of one of the most perspective oil and gas areas in the Barents Sea takes place in Pechenga, the Russian municipality in Murmansk region bordering on Norway and Finland.
23.01.2015

April 8, 2015 - 5th international conference "Arctic Logistics". Organizer is NPO "Association "Murmanshelf" supported by the Government of Murmansk region.
12.01.2015

Brent crude tumbles below $50 per barrel on Wednesday, but Eni insists the economics are robust at the €4,86 billion Goliat field. Also the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association has great faith in the future in the Barents Sea.
25.12.2014
24.12.2014
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.
23.12.2014

Construction is to begin next January on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in northern Finland.
27.11.2014

Vietnamese state-owned company PetroVietnam strikes a deal with Gazprom-Neft on the development of the Dolginskoye field in the Pechora Sea.
20.11.2014
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.
13.10.2014

Regional environmental center of the Northern fleet is going to be formed in the Arctic region in near future
08.10.2014

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).
29.09.2014

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.
25.09.2014

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.
25.09.2014
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.
22.09.2014
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.
08.09.2014
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.
03.09.2014
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.
27.08.2014
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).
21.08.2014

Gazprom Neft is ready to ship out 80,000 tons of Novoportovskoye oil through the Ob Bay and towards western markets.
09.08.2014

Rosneft and ExxonMobil joint venture company Karmorneftegaz began drilling at Universitetskaya-1, the Russian Federation's northernmost well using the West Alpha rig.
31.07.2014
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.
28.07.2014
"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.
22.07.2014

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.

30.06.2014
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.
26.06.2014

Agenda: results for reporting period (2013-2014) such as approval of report on the audit of financial and economic activity, election of new Members of the Board. Elected chairman of the Board is Grigory Stratiy, Vice Governor of the Murmansk region.  
18.06.2014
Alexey Tyukavin, First Vice-Governor of the Murmansk region, chaired a public discussion of projects of Investment Strategies 2020 and 2025.
18.06.2014
As it is announced by Alexey Tyukavin, First Vice-Governor of Murmansk region, III Murmansk International Business Week is going to take place from 17 till 21, November 2014. This report was discussed at the first meeting of working group formed for preparing and holding the week.
16.06.2014

NPO "Association "Murmanshelf" invites you to participate in the 7th International Conference "Arctic 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. 

05.06.2014

World Environmental Day is annually celebrated almost in every European country. It was established by United Nations General Assembly on 15th of December, 1972. The aim was to "pay public attention to necessity of environmental preservation and improvement of nature".
03.06.2014


Interdepartmental Environmental Group met yet again to discuss implementation of Murmansk Regional Investment Standard of Activities to be Held by the Executive Authorities.

30.05.2014

May, 29 – Murmansk Industrial College opened linguistic center “Severny mir” (“Northern world”), Olga Buch, Director General of “Association “Murmanshelf”, took part in that event. The projected has been realized supported by Statoil ASA Company.
29.05.2014
Grigory Stratiy, Vice Governor of the Murmansk region, made the opening speech for Transportation Safety Board and underlined that primarily future of Murmansk region was closely connected with realization of infrastructure projects in transport development. Safety control of passenger and cargo transportation is the most important condition of that development.
23.05.2014
On 22-23 of May, 2014, representatives of NPO "Association "Murmanshelf" attended the workshops "International resources of financing Russian-Swedish projects" and  "How it is possible to start your business in Sweden" organized by Russian-Swedish Council for support of small and medium-sized businesses.
23.05.2014


Russian gas major 'Novatek' signs major agreements with China’s biggest oil company 'CNPC' and the China Development Bank on the 'Yamal LNG project'.
16.05.2014
The Steering and Working group meeting of the project ”Enhancement of Oil Spill Response System by Establishing Oil Database” (KO 437) implemented within the framework of the Kolarctic ENPI CBC Programme 2007-2013 was held in Tromsø, Norway, on 7 May.
07.05.2014
May, 7

Olga Buch, Director General of NPO “Association “Murmanshelf” held the meeting with business delegation from Port of Kemi (Finland). This delegation included Reijo Viitala, Executive Director of the port, members of the board, Captain of the ice-breaker “Sampo” and others.

Finnish representatives gave brief description of port infrastructure and its main economic factors, expressed their interest to cooperate with Association “Murmanshelf” for developing intermodal corridors and experience exchange.

Sides also discussed possible development of common projects under the programme of cross-border cooperation. Among other events, delegation visited Port of Murmansk and got acquainted with main port stevedore companies.
06.05.2014
May, 17-18 – Second International Chess Championship BASAMRO in Murmansk, organized by BASAMRO Logistics Group with the support of the National Dutch Chess Federation.
24.04.2014
April, 23 – the regular meeting of members of the Board of "Association "Murmanshelf" was held. It was attended by Grigory Stratiy, Olga Buch, Konstantin Vinogradov, Eugene Volkovich, Anatoly Glushkov, Oleg Erin, Vitaly Mezhenin.
09.04.2014
April, 8th: Association “Murmanshelf” has organized and held the 4th international conference supported by the Government of Murmansk region. Co-organizers of the conference are Ministry of Transport and Road Facilities of Murmansk region, Committee for Development of Industry and Entrepreneurship of Murmansk region and Ministry of Economic Development of Murmansk region.  
27.03.2014


The Government of Murmansk region and Rogaland County are going to continue their mutual cooperation. Oil and gas industry is one of the main vectors.
26.03.2014

Representatives of regional business community have arrived to Oslo for introducing to their Norwegian colleagues renewed economic possibilities of Murmansk region and an opportunity to expand further cooperation.
20.03.2014
March, 19 business delegation from Western Flanders met Olga Buch, Director General of Association “Murmanshelf”, Dmitry Sosnin, the Minister of Transport and Road Facilities of the Murmansk region, and Yury Korkonosov, Deputy Director of Agency for Energy Effectiveness of the Murmansk region. The business meeting took place at the office of Association “Murmanshelf”.
19.03.2014


18th-19th of March – International seminar "Oil Spill Response – market opportunities in the North-West of Russia"

The opening speech was made by Alexey Smirnov, the Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Murmansk region. 

13.03.2014

The company “Stroygazconsulting” has won the tender on detailed documentation and construction of complex development objects of Murmansk transport hub. According to tendering committee, the company is going to realize their project for 41, 5 billion rubles. Starting order sum (maximum) was 43 billion 491 million 699 thousand 27 rubles.
04.03.2014


Statoil and co-venturer ExxonMobil today announce the results from their first drill stem test in the Tanzania Block 2 offshore discoveries.

The data acquired is important to reduce technical uncertainties in a possible future Tanzania offshore and LNG development.
25.02.2014

An oil spill at 73 degrees north could reach the ice edge and the Bear Island within few days.
Norway is moving close to the Arctic ice edge in its new oil license round. The country is pushing the limits, environmentalists warn.
18.02.2014

Oil nation Norway will in its upcoming license round offer blocks as far north as the Svalbard Fisheries Protection Zone and as far east as the Russian border.
17.02.2014
Association for suppliers of oil and gas industry "Murmanshelf": regisration to the conference continues.

The conference will be on the 8th of April 2014 supported by the Government of the Murmansk region, co-organizers of the conference: Ministry of Transport and Road Facilities of the Murmansk Region, Committee for Development of Industry and Entrepreneurship of the Murmansk Region.
11.02.2014
The oil company intends to turn a local shipyard outside Murmansk into its center for Arctic shipbuilding.

"In the next few years Roslyakovo, the shipyard outside towntown Murmansk, will become a centerpiece in Rosneft’s Arctic shipbuilding efforts", - Dmitry Rogozin, Russian Deputy PM.  
10.02.2014
14th – 16th April 2014, Marriott Grand Hotel, Moscow

Block off 14th – 16th April 2014 in your diary now to ensure you don’t miss Adam Smith Conferences’ 4TH Annual Conference “RUSSIAN ARCTIC OIL & GAS 2014”, which will be taking place at the Marriott Grand Hotel in Moscow.
07.02.2014
The 6th of February, 2014 Murmansk met the workshop on effective management of retail sales.

Initiators of organizing this event are ANO “Japanese centre in Saint Petersburg”, ANO “Arctic centre” and NPO “Association “Murmanshelf”.
06.02.2014

Vice Governor of the Murmansk region Grigory Stratiy reported at the 7th Kirkenes conference. The main topic of the conference was issues of developing northern regions.
03.02.2014
The 31th of January, "Association "Murmanshelf" held the Board Meeting.
29.01.2014

Western oil companies are sponsoring the exploration of Russian Arctic waters, and the grand Yamal LNG project gets the lion’s share of investments from French and Chinese partners.
27.01.2014

The more than 40 year old nuclear power plant these days generates more power than it has done in the whole post-Soviet period.
24.01.2014


The gas company will in 2014 start seismic mapping of up to seven of its license areas in the far northern waters.
20.01.2014


In 2014, under grand research of the Arctic shelf, “NC “Rosneft” is going to reconstruct the system of weather observation in the Kara Sea.
17.01.2014

Arctic Frontiers 2014 will be held at UiT Arctic University of Norway from Sunday 19 to Friday 24 January 2014.
16.01.2014

Registration to the 4th International Conference "Arctic Logistics" begins. The conference is organized by Association of suppliers for oil and gas industry «Murmanshelf», supported by the Government of the Murmansk region.
24.12.2013
Dear colleagues,

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
It is always pleasure to work with you, thank you a lot.

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for all the days of the coming year!
17.12.2013

December, 17 Marina Kovtun, the Governor of Murmansk region,
and Sergei Veller, the president of Union of Industrialists and
Entrepreneurs of Murmansk region, signed the agreement on cooperation.
12.12.2013
May 23, 2014 – the XI international conference “Offshore Upstream Development in Russia and CIS” will be held at the "Nikolskaya Kempinski" Moscow Hotel.

The conference is traditionally supported by “Gazprom”.
The aim of this event is to discuss strategies of studying and exploring oil and gas shelf potential in the conditions of current financial and economic situation, then to observe modern technologies in this field and possible realization of particular decisions.
12.12.2013


The third international conference «The Arctic Region Oil and Gas»
returns on 4-5 March 2014 in the Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel in Stravanger, Norway.
10.12.2013
According to the Ministry of Economic Development of Murmansk region, December, 11 "State Regional Centre of Standardization, Metrology and Testing" helds a ceremony of presenting and comissioning new unit of oil testing laboratory, so called "cold room" researching oil at low temperatures.
04.12.2013
The 4th  All-Russian Congress on Environmental Protection has been opened in Moscow.
25.11.2013
November , 21st IX International exhibition «SevTec» finished working.

Organizers of the exhibition: Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Murmansk region and «MurmanEXPOcenter».
22.11.2013
The Conference took place in Murmansk on the 19th – 20th of November, 2013 supported by the Government of Murmansk Region in the framework of the II Murmansk International Business Week.

Organizer of the conference – Association of suppliers for oil and gas industry “Murmanshelf”. Co-organizers – Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Energy Industry and Housing Utilities of Murmansk Region.
11.11.2013
The 19th-20th of November, 2013: VI International Conference "Arctic Development: step by step"
Association of suppliers for oil and gas industry will hold the VI International Conference "Arctic Development: step by step" supported by the Government of Murmansk Region in the framework of the II Murmansk International Business Week.
Sponsors of the conference are «Statoil», «Exxon Mobil Russia Inc.» and «Gazpromneft-Sakhalin».
07.11.2013
Dear Colleague,
This is the 3rd and last Industry Workshop for Environmental Protection, Monitoring Systems & Oil Spill Contingency Focus Area within the national strategic project: Russian - Norwegian Oil & Gas Industry Cooperation in the High North (RU-NO Barents Project). The RU-NO Barents Project will identify the challenges, assess the technology/solutions currently available and the technology/solutions needed for extracting oil and gas resources in the Barents, Pechora and Kara Seas in an environmentally sound and safe way. Once concluded, the Project will show where there is a need for innovation and further technological development.
17.10.2013
This Mining & Exploration Forum, the largest in Europe, will held from 29-31 of October, 2013, at the ski resort of Levi, Main point of discussion is  the development of Fennoscandia mineral resources.
08.10.2013
Today Marina Kovtun, the Governor of Murmansk region has had a meeting with Ole Andreas Lindeman, the new Consul General  of Norway.
01.10.2013
Rosneft's relief work on the Far East

Oil company "Rosneft" has taken part in the charity event "All together".

30.09.2013
Shale gas in Spitsbergen

Shale gas in Spitsbergen has been found by mining company Store Norsk within the research project UNIS CO2 with University of Svalbard and some other norwegian oil and gas corporations.
18.09.2013
2nd Environmental Protection, Monitoring Systems & Oil Spill Contingency Workshop took place in Murmansk on the 17th of September, 2013. It was organized within the frame of the project “Russian-Norwegian oil & gas industry cooperation in the High North” (RU-NO Barents project).
21.08.2013
Rosneft and ExxonMobil continue to progress the LNG project proposed in the Russian Far East. The contractor selection process for design and engineering work has officially commenced.
20.08.2013
The second multifunction 4MWt salvage vessel "Spasatel Kavdeykin" of MPSV07 prj. is put into operation
15.08.2013
A meeting of the Gazprom Coordinating Committee for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency took place at the Gazprom headquarters under the chairmanship of Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Company's Management Committee – Head of the Coordinating Committee. Taking part in the meeting were Members of the Gazprom Management Committee and heads of the Company's structural units and subsidiaries.
31.05.2013
On May 30, 2013 Igor Sechin, Rosneft President and Chairman of the Management Board, held talks with CNPC management as part of a working trip to Beijing.
29.05.2013
Rosneft signed a cooperation agreement with INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) to jointly explore license offshore blocks Magadan-2 and Magadan-3 in the Russian section of the Sea of Okhotsk. Estimated recoverable resources of the two blocks stand at 1,577 million tonnes of oil equivalent.
27.05.2013
On May 23, an agreement to create a joint venture to develop heavy oil reserves in Venezuela in the framework of the Carabobo-2 project was signed in Barcelona, Venezuela, by Rosneft and the Venezuelan Corporacion Venezolana del Petroleo (CVP), a subsidiary of PDVSA.
16.05.2013
The Gazprom headquarters hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller Chairman of the Management Committee and Henning Voscherau, Chairman of South Stream Transport Board of Directors.
15.05.2013
A meeting of the Gazprom Sci-Tech Council (STC) took place today in Saint Petersburg in the course of the III St. Petersburg International Gas Forum. The meeting was moderated by Alexey Miller Chairman of the Company's Management Committee and Chairman of the Gazprom STC. Participating in the meeting were representatives of Gazprom and its subsidiary companies, scientific and business communities.
14.05.2013
oday in Moscow Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Nguyen Vu Truong Son, Vice President of Petrovietnam State Oil and Gas Corporation signed in the presence of Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in natural gas production and use as a motor fuel.
14.05.2013
Rosneft President Igor Sechin and General Director of LLC Volkswagen Group Rus Markus Osegowitsch signed an agreement aimed at the development of the compressed natural gas (CNG) market in Russia, as well as the CNG-powered vehicles market.
14.05.2013
OJSC Rosneft and OJSC KAMAZ signed an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation to expand use of natural gas as motor fuel.
25.04.2013
The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the progress with the Program for hydrocarbon resources exploitation on the Russian Federation shelf until 2030.
23.04.2013
The Gazprom Board of Directors took note of the information concerning the development strategy for power generating assets as well as the efficiency indicators of the Company's investments into power generating facilities in Russia and abroad.
23.04.2013
The Gazprom Board of Directors took notice of the information about the progress with preparing proposals on updating the Gazprom LNG Production and Supply Strategy.
23.04.2013
The Gazprom Board of Directors approved the Company's activities aimed at boosting the efficiency of associated petroleum gas (APG) utilization in Russia.
17.04.2013
On April 17, 2013 Rosneft and Marubeni Corporation signed Memorandum of Cooperation in LNG project implementation and joint exploration and development of oil and gas fields. The document was signed by Igor Sechin, Rosneft President and Chairman of the Management Board, and Fumiya Kokubu, Marubeni Corporation President and CEO, Member of the Board.
16.04.2013
Fukui (Japan) hosted today the eighth meeting of the Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) between Gazprom and the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) under the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The meeting was chaired by the JCC Co-chairmen – Vitaly Markelov Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Hisayoshi Ando, Head of the Natural Resources and Fuel Department of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy under the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
15.04.2013
Milan, April 15, 2013: Angelo Moratti S.a.p.a., Gian Marco Moratti, and Massimo Moratti executed with Rosneft JV Projects S.A., an indirect 100% subsidiary of Rosneft, a sale and purchase agreement for the sale to such purchaser of 130,290,883 shares of Saras S.p.A. (representing approximately 13.70% of the issued share capital of Saras S.p.A. and approximately 21.5% of the aggregate stake of the sellers) for a total consideration of Euro 178,498,510. Gian Marco Moratti and Massimo Moratti will sell all of the shares personally held in Saras S.p.A. equal to 6,000,000 each. As a result of the transaction, which will be completed on April 23, 2013, Angelo Moratti S.a.p.a. will retain a controlling stake in Saras S.p.A. equal to approximately 50.02%.
12.04.2013
The organizer of the conference was the Association Murmanshelf, the co-organizers were the Ministry of Economic Development and the Minsitry of Transport and Road Facilities of Murmansk Region supported by the Government of Murmansk Region.
26.03.2013
The Gazprom headquarters hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee and Sergey Frank, Director General of Sovcomflot.

The parties discussed the cooperation in arranging marine shipping of liquefied natural gas (LNG), among other things, to Asia-Pacific markets.
21.03.2013
Rosneft today announces the completion of transactions to acquire TNK-BP. Rosneft has finalised the deals to acquire BP’s 50% share in TNK-BP in exchange for $16.65 billion in cash and 12.84% of Rosneft shares. Separately BP acquires 5.66% of Rosneft shares from OFSC ROSNEFTEGAZ.
21.03.2013
Rosneft has finalized the acquisition of AAR's 50% share in TNK-BP in exchange for cash consideration of $27.73 billion USD in correspondence with the terms, agreed upon by the parties in October 2012. This amount is calculated basing on the terms of purchase price formation, stipulated by the purchase agreement.

The parties had previously received all necessary corporate and regulatory approvals for closing the deal. This deal is independent from previously announced deal of acquiring BP's 50% share in TNK-BP.
21.03.2013
Key points:

    Rosneft and BP today completed a number of transactions, in line with the terms announced in October 2012. As a result of the transactions:
        o BP receives net $12.48 billion in cash, including a TNK-BP dividend of $0.71 billion, and 18.5 per cent Rosneft shares;
        o Rosneft becomes holder of BP’s 50 per cent interest in TNK-BP in exchange for $16.65 billion in cash and 12.84 per cent of Rosneft shares;
        o OFSC ROSNEFTEGAZ sells 5.66 per cent in Rosneft to BP in return for $4.87 billion in cash;


18.03.2013
A ceremony of keel laying of SIBUR VORONEZH lead ship, project 8106/8107 intended for LPG transportation, took place at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd., Republic of Korea.
11.03.2013
Yury Spektor was elected as Director General of Gazprom Promgaz.

Yury Spektor was born in 1960 in Ufa. He graduated from Ufa Oil Institute, majoring in Construction of Gas and Oil Pipelines, Gas and Oil Storages. Yury Spektor is a Doctor of Engineering, Professor.
28.02.2013
Anatoly Sorokin was elected as Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Shelf.

Anatoly Sorokin was born in 1960 in the Orenburg Region. In 1983 he graduated from Kuibyshev Polytechnic Institute, majoring in Technology and Comprehensive Mechanization of Oil and Gas Developments.
25.02.2013
The Gazprom Management Committee approved the Investment Rationale for LNG  plant near Vladivostok. The Investment Rationale will lay the foundation for generating the project documentation.
Gazprom adopts final investment decision for Vladivostok–LNG project

24.02.2013
Rosneft and Eni agreed to strengthen their cooperation by signing a strategic agreement to develop trading and logistics opportunities. The agreement was signed on February 23 in Rome by Igor Sechin, Rosneft President and Chairman of the Management Board, and Marco Alverà, CEO of Eni Trading & Shipping (ETS).
20.02.2013
On 20 February Rosneft President and Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin completed a working visit to Japan during which he held talks with the management of a number of Japanese companies, including Marubeni, INPEX, Itochu, JAPEX and SODECO.

The parties discussed the prospect of involving Japanese companies in large-scale offshore projects of Rosneft.
20.02.2013
Under RS survey in the Republic of Korea at STX Offshore and Shipbuilding yard a keel of a new large-capacity gas carrier (constr. № S1911) for LNG transportation in low temperature conditions has been laid down.
20.02.2013
Under RS survey in the Republic of Korea at STX Offshore and Shipbuilding yard a keel of a new large-capacity gas carrier (constr. № S1911) for LNG transportation in low temperature conditions has been laid down.
19.02.2013
Dear colleagues!

We inform You that Association of suppliers for oil and gas Murmanshelf will hold III International conference Arctic Logistics on the 9th of April 2013 with a support of Government of the Murmansk region.
18.02.2013
Rosneft President and Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin held a number of meetings with the heads of Chinese oil companies on 18 February as part of a working visit to China.
13.02.2013
    Companies to add seven Arctic license areas covering approximately 600,000 square kilometers (150 million acres) in the Chukchi, Laptev and Kara seas
    Rosneft is provided with an option to acquire a 25 percent interest in Point Thomson natural gas and condensate project in Alaska operated by ExxonMobil
    Companies to jointly study potential for LNG project in Russian Far East.
13.02.2013
Rosneft Board of Directors met on February 11, 2013 and took the following decisions:

    on execution by the Company of transactions to arrange financing from a group of international banks for the total amount of $14.2 billion to acquire 50% of TNK-BP Ltd. shares from Alfa-Access-Renova (AAR) Consortium;
    on expanding cooperation with ExxonMobil;
    on removing Gani Gilayev from the Management Board and appointing two new members of the Management Board - Vice-President Yuri Kalinin and acting Vice-President Andrey Votinov.
01.02.2013
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed an order transferring the rights to develop 12 acreages on the Russian continental shelf to Rosneft.

The order gives Rosneft the right to use 12 subsoil acreages located in the Barents Sea (Severo-Pomorsky-1, Yuzhno-Prinovozemelsky, Zapadno-Prinovozemelsky, Zapadno-Matveevsky and Russky), Kara Sea (Severo-Karsky), Chukchi Sea (Yuzhno-Chukotsky, Severo-Vrangelevsky-1 and Severo-Vrangelevsky-2) and Laptev Sea (Ust-Lensky, Ust-Olensky and Anisinsko-Novosibirsk).
28.01.2013
      Dear members of Association Murmanshelf!

Association Murmanshelf  invites you to participate in VIII annual conference and exhibition RUSSIA OFFSHORE 2013 takes place in Moscow on February 12-15th.

www.russianshelf.com
15.01.2013
he Taz District of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area hosted today the celebrations dedicated to bringing the Zapolyarnoye field to its full design capacity, i.e. 130 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

The celebrations were attended by Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the Russian Federation Government, Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Dmitry Kobylkin, Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.
10.01.2013
Based on the Memorandum of Cooperation, Gazprom and NOVATEK signed an Agreement on setting up a joint venture for liquefied natural gas (LNG ) production in the Yamal Peninsula.
20.12.2012
On December 19 Igor Sechin, Rosneft President and Chairman of the Management Board held a working meeting with BP CEO Bob Dudley to discuss the integration of Rosneft and TNK-BP.
20.12.2012
Rosneft and Pirelli & C. S.p.A. signed an agreement to develop cooperation in trade and marketing. The agreement was signed by Igor Sechin, President and Chairman of the Management Board at Rosneft, and Marco Tronchetti Provera, Managing Director of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. The two companies plan to run joint marketing projects and sell products made by Pirelli, a global tyre manufacturer, at Rosneft’s chain of filling stations, which is one of the most extensive in Russia.
18.12.2012
On 15 December 2012, Rosneft and Saras S.p.A. executed an agreement setting forth their intention to create a 50/50 Joint Venture for processing crude oil and further sale of petroleum products. The agreement on cooperation was signed in Munich by Igor Sechin, President and Chairman of the Management Board at Rosneft, and Gian Marco Moratti, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Saras S.p.A.
14.12.2012
Gazprom continues implementing the Shtokman field development project.
Gazprom continuing with Shtokman project implementation

Exploratory drilling in Shtokman field
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Design and exploration work is underway within the project Phase 2 and Phase 3. Front-end engineering and design (FEED) documents for the offshore facilities have been elaborated in accordance with the international standards. Engineering surveys are at their final stage. Preparation of the project documents in compliance with the Russian standards is nearly completed. The documents will be submitted for the state expert review in 2013.
12.12.2012
Rosneft today signed in Munich at 7:45 AM local time an agreement to purchase from the AAR Consortium (Alfa Group, Access Industries and Renova) its 50% stake in TNK-BP. The purchase price in the transaction is determined based on the base value of AAR’s stake in TNK-BP of $28 bln. Completion of the transaction is subject to approvals from Russian and European antimonopoly bodies and is expected to occur in the first half of 2013.
11.12.2012
The Rosneft Board of Directors met on 11 December 2012 and considered the approval of a major deal on the acquisition of a 50% stake in TNK-BP Limited and TNK Industrial Holdings Limited from Alfa Petroleum Holdings Limited and OGIP Ventures.
07.12.2012
IRVING, TEXAS - Rosneft and ExxonMobil today signed a Declaration on Protection of the Environment and Biodiversity for Oil and Gas Exploration and Development on the Russian Arctic Continental Shelf1.
05.12.2012
Moscow, 05 December 2012. The Board of Directors (“the Board”) of OAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”), held today, decided to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (“EGM”) in the form of absentee voting on 9 January 2013 to approve several related party transactions. The record date for the EGM is 7 December 2012.
23.11.2012
Rosneft President and Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin and President and CEO of Statoil Helge Lund today signed a Declaration on Protection of the Environment and Biodiversity for Oil and Gas Exploration and Development on the Russian Arctic Continental Shelf.
12.11.2012
The Gazprom headquarters hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company's Management Committee and Paolo Scaroni, Chief Executive Officer of Eni.
   The meeting focused on the progress with the South Stream gas pipeline construction project. The parties discussed the issues of preparation for the Final Investment Decision to be made by the joint project company in relation to the offshore gas pipeline section.
01.11.2012
Rosneft and INTER RAO UES have concluded a contract on the supply of up to 875 billion cubic metres of gas. The contract envisages annual supplies of up to 35 bcm of Rosneft-produced gas to the power plants of INTER RAO – Electric Power Plants (or any other INTER RAO UES power plants) beginning on 1 January 2016 and running through 31 December 2040 on a take-or-pay basis. 32.3 bcm of gas is to be supplied in 2016.
22.10.2012
Rosneft confirms that BP, in connection with the sale of its interest in TNK-BP to Rosneft, has waived its right to negotiate in good faith to purchase the AAR consortium’s stake in TNK-BP.
22.10.2012
Rosneft today announces that it has entered into an agreement in principle with BP to acquire its 50% interest in TNK-BP in exchange for $17.1 billion in cash and 12.84% Rosneft shares currently held in treasury.

In connection with the proposed transaction, BP has offered to purchase from Rosneft’s parent, Rosneftegaz, at a price of $8.00 per share, an additional 600 million Rosneft shares, representing a 5.66% stake in Rosneft. Rosneftegaz has until 3 December 2012 to accept this offer.
16.10.2012
The Gazprom Board of Directors meeting is underway. Taking part in the meeting are Elvira Nabiullina, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, and Pavel Fyodorov, Deputy Energy Minister of Russian Federation. The Board of Directors considered the information on the long-term gas production and consumption scenarios, as well as the measures on increasing Gazprom's LNG  production and supplies to the domestic and foreign markets.
08.10.2012
A festive ceremony dedicated to commissioning the second string of the Nord Stream gas pipeline took place today in the Portovaya Bay, the Baltic coast of Russia.
03.10.2012
Gazprom Neft has completed a tender for the design, supply of equipment and materials, construction and commissioning of an Arctic terminal for all year round shipping of oil from its Novoportovskoye field. OAO Stroytransgaz Open a new window was named the winner on the basis of price, delivery time and ongoing support..
02.10.2012
The Gazprom headquarters hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company's Management Committee and Sergey Frank, Director General of Sovcomflot.

The parties addressed cooperation issues, including the arrangement of hydrocarbons transportation via the Northern Sea Route (NSR).
27.09.2012
The first oil production has started at the Junin-6 block in the Orinoco River basin in Venezuela. The giant Junin-6 oil field, which has geological reserves of over 50 billion barrels of oil, will be developed on a parity basis by a consortium of five major Russian oil companies: Gazprom Neft, LUKOIL, Rosneft, Surgutneftegaz and TNK-BP through OOO National Oil Consortium (NOC).
25.09.2012
The Gazprom delegation headed by Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Company's Management Committee is taking part in the 16th International Conference “Sakhalin Oil and Gas 2012”.

At the keynote session Alexander Medvedev delivered a speech about Gazprom's strategy in Asia.
21.09.2012
September 21, 2012, 17:10

Today in the XI International Investment Forum “Sochi – 2012” in the presence of Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Igor Sechin, President, Chairman of the Rosneft Management Committee signed the Cooperation Agreement on the joint pre-development of offshore hydrocarbon fields.
20.09.2012
The first Industry Workshop for Logistics & Transport within the national strategic project; Russian - Norwegian Oil & Gas Industry Cooperation in the High North (RU-NO Barents Project) will take place in Norway, Kirkenes in October 25, 2012. The second Industry Workshop for Logistics & Transport will take place in Russia, Murmansk in December 4, 2012. The RU-NO Barents Project will assess the gap between the technology currently available and the technology needed for extracting oil and gas resources in the Barents, Pechora and Kara Seas in an environmentally sound and safe way. Once concluded, the Project will show where there is a need for innovation and further technological development.
08.09.2012
Today in Vladivostok during the APEC Summit, Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Ichiro Takahara, Director General of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy under the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry held negotiations and signed a Memorandum on the Vladivostok-LNG project in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.
07.09.2012
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and GTT have entered into a Cooperation Agreement on September 5th 2012 in order to further enhance their common capabilities in the field of LNG Carriers in various environments.
24.07.2012

Association of Suppliers for Oil and Gas Industry Murmanshelf has the honour to invite you to participate in the V International Conference «ARCTIC SHELF DEVELOPMENT: STEP BY STEP». The Conference will take place in Murmansk on the 20th – 21st of November, 2012 under support of Government of the Murmansk Region and Murmansk Regional Duma.

24.07.2012
Date: 24th- 27th September 2012
Venue: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
Organisers: Adam Smith Conferences with support of Government of Sakhalin Region
12.07.2012
A meeting between Andrey Kruglov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee – Head of the Finance and Economics Department of Gazprom, and James Dimon, Chairman of the Board and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. took place today in New York.
21.06.2012
Rosneft and Statoil have today signed documents aimed at implementing a cooperation agreement concluded on May 5, 2012. The agreements lay out the terms of joint bidding for licenses in the Norwegian section of the Barents Sea and provide for joint technical evaluation and subsequent development of tight oil resources in Russia.
21.06.2012
On June 21, 2012 I. Sechin, Rosneft President, and John Krenicki, GE Vice Chairman President and CEO of GE Energy, and Cristiano Tortelli, GE Energy CEO for CEE, Russia and CIS, signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Cooperation Agreement.
06.06.2012
During the visit a meeting of Russian-Norwegian working group on implementation of knowledge sharing project was held. The meeting was opened by the First Deputy of the Governor of the Murmansk region A. Tyukavin who emphasized the relevance of application of Rogaland experience, especially in the field of development of oil and gas clusters in the Murmansk region.
25.05.2012
Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee reported today to Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation on the progress with preparations for the first phase of the Shtokman field development. The meeting was also attended by Helge Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer of Statoil. The parties discussed a wide range of issues associated with the Final Investment Decision to be taken on the project.

Gazprom website Editorial Board
04.05.2012
A joint Rosneft and Lukoil group for drafting projects related to developing the shelf will begin working after May 10, Lukoil President Vagit Alekperov told journalists.
17.04.2012
- Joint ventures being created to explore in Russian Black Sea and Kara Sea; initial planning and exploration steps taken at the license areas in those waters;
- Rosneft subsidiaries take equity in promising exploration and development projects in the United States and Canada
- Russian government’s new tax approach strengthens incentives for offshore operations
29.03.2012
The regular meeting of Shtokman Development AG (SDAG) Board of Directors was held in Moscow on March 29, 2012. Based on the decisions of December meeting, the Board reviewed whole scope of issues related to the Project Final Investment Decision (FID).
13.03.2012
On March 12, 2012 the Frame Cooperation Agreement was signed by Shtokman Development AG (SDAG), Moscow State Institute (University) of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MGIMO) and the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations MIEP-MGIMO). The document was signed by Alexei Zagorovskiy, Chief Executive Officer, SDAG, Anatoly Torkunov, MGIMO President, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Valery Salygin, Director of MIEP.
07.02.2012
Video conference Moscow — Murmansk was held on February 7, 2012 between Mr. Dmitry Dmitrienko, Governor of the Murmansk Region and Mr. Alexei Zagorovskiy, Chief Executive Officer of the Shtokman Development AG (SDAG).

At the video conference 2011 activities’ results of Joint Working Groups comprising representatives of the Administration of Murmansk Region and SDAG employees have been summarized.
31.01.2012
On January 25-26, 2012 in Oslo (Norway) took place the 10th jubilee Russian-Norwegian oil and gas conference dedicated to oil & gas field development on the Arctic shelf and perspectives of Russian-Norwegian cooperation in this sphere.
25.01.2012
On January 25, 2012 a meeting was held in Moscow between Alexey Zagorovskiy, CEO of Shtokman Development AG (SDAG) and Igor Fyodorov, Governor of Nenets Autonomous Region.
29.12.2011
The regular meeting of Shtokman Development AG (SDAG) Board of Directors was held in Moscow on December 29, 2011. The Board of Directors reviewed the Company’s activities in 2011 and stated that extensive work on the preparatory stage of the Project was carried out during the year.
20.12.2011
The Gazprom Board of Directors took notice of the information on the Company's preliminary 2011 operating results, projected Investment Program, Budget (Financial Plan) and Cost Optimization (Reduction) Program for 2013–2014.

The Board of Directors approved Gazprom's Investment Program, Budget (Financial Plan) and Cost Optimization (Reduction) Program for 2012.
08.12.2011
On December 8, 2011 Teriberka Rural Settlement in Murmansk region hosted Third Public Hearings where Design and Engineering Documentation (DED) for Shtokman gas-condensate field (SGCF) Development Phase 1 facilities was discussed. During the hearings representatives of Shtokman Development AG (SDAG) and companies involved in DED development, in particular Technip Rus, Giprospetsgaz, Frecom, made their presentations. The speakers presented results of environmental impact assessment of construction and operation near Teriberka of Liquefied Natural Gas Plant and Onshore infrastructure facilities such as administrative support area, operational personnel camp.
29.11.2011
Yesterday night, the Arkticheskaya jack-up offshore drilling rig escorted by tugs was moored at Murmansk port’s berth number 35. The drilling unit constructed at Zvezdochka Shipyard has undergone all acceptance trials during the transition. The Arkticheskaya rig will be handed over to the Customer, LLC Gazflot in December 2011, the shipbuilder’s Murmansk branch said Monday.
21.11.2011
On November 15 Shtokman Development AG (SDAG) and Russian office of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Russia) initiated a working meeting on environmental safety during Shtokman field development.
16.11.2011
The annual International Forum “Gas of Russia — 2011” was held on November 15 in Gazprom Headquarters. The goal of the Forum was to discuss the issues related to the current status of innovation development and international cooperation in the gas sector. Alexey Zagorovskiy, CEO of “Shtokman Development AG” (SDAG), spoke about the current status and prospects of integrated development of the Shtokman Gas-Condensate Field.
08.11.2011
Celebrations were held today at a gas metering station near the town of Greifswald (Germany). The celebrations were dedicated to the commissioning of the first string of the Nord Stream gas pipeline.
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Gerhard Schroeder, Francois Fillon, Johannes Teyssen, Angela Merkel, Mark Rutte, Dmitry Medvedev, Alexey Miller, Guenther Oettinger, Kurt Bock, Erwin Sellering. Photo by RIA Novosti



29.09.2011
On September 29, 2011 in Murmansk the IV International Conference “Arctic Shelf Development: Step by Step” has been held. This Conference is organized by the Association of the Oil and Gas Suppliers “Murmanshelf” and Russian Gas Society under the auspices of the Government of the Murmansk Region and Murmansk Regional Duma.

Aleksandr Selin, Director of SDAG Murmansk Branch, has made a report at the Conference.

14.09.2011
Between September 14 and 15 Moscow is hosting the 31st plenary meeting of the Technical Committee for Standardization – ISO/TC 67 “Materials, Equipment and Offshore Structures for Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industries”.
29.08.2011
On August 29, 2011 in the course of the teleconference Mr. Dmitry Dmitrienko, Governor of the Murmansk Region and Mr. Alexei Zagorovskiy, Chief Executive Officer of the Shtokman Development AG (SDAG) discussed current issues of cooperation between SDAG and the Government of the Murmansk Region.

The parties have underlined the importance of state support of investment activities and modification of regional income tax and property tax laws. In compliance with adopted amendments, strategic projects the be realized in the region may be exempt from property tax, with regional income tax rate being 13.5%.
26.08.2011
Offshore ice-resistant fixed platform "Prirazlomnaya" arrived this morning at its designated location in the Pechora Sea, Sevmash press office said.
18.08.2011
Today in Murmansk from the shipyard of the Zvezdochka Shiprepairing Center, following the completion of all startup operations, the towing of the Prirazlomnaya offshore ice-resistant stationary platform to the Prirazlomnoye field started.
10.08.2011
Murmansk hosted today a working meeting between Alexander Ananenkov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Dmitry Dmitrienko, Governor of the Murmansk Oblast.


21.07.2011
On July 20, 2011 a meeting was held in Moscow between Alexey Zagorovskiy, CEO of Shtokman Development AG (SDAG) and Valery Yazev, deputy Chairman of the RF State Duma to discuss the issues related to the state support of the Shtokman gas condensate field development. Specifically, the parties discussed a package of legislative measures to increase the economic attractiveness of the field development as well as expansion of the investment potential of the projects to develop shelf fields in the Arctic in general.
08.07.2011
A working meeting was held on July, 8 in Paris between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom, Helge Lund, President and CEO of Statoil and Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total.
08.07.2011
On July 5, 2011, A.Zagorovsky, SDAG CEO, and N.Reshetov, Director-General of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) had a meeting where they agreed on extending their cooperation aimed at increasing the involvement of Russian companies in Phase I of Shtokman gas and condensate field development project. This agreement is stipulated in the frame cooperation agreement recently signed by SDAG and RS.
24.06.2011
   Ordinary General Meeting of the Shtokman Development AG (SDAG) Shareholders was held on June 23 in Lucerne (Switzerland) to review and approve the 2010 financial reporting.
23.06.2011
    The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Shtokman Development AG (SDAG) was held in Lucerne (Switzerland) on June 23, 2011. The Board of Directors made note of the good progress in activities on offshore and onshore facilities in preparation for the Final Investment Decision planned by the end of 2011.
03.06.2011
The Annual General Meeting of Murmanshelf Association’s members will be held 15th of June 2011 at 15:00 in Murmansk.
Place of the meeting: Meridian Congress Hotel, big conference hall, 4th floor.
The registration of participants starts at 14:30.
03.06.2011
Mr. A. Zagorovskiy, Chief Executive Officer of the Shtokman Development AG (SDAG) and Mr. R. Trotsenko, President of the Unified Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) signed the Cooperation Agreement on June 2, 2011 in Moscow.




25.05.2011
On 25th May in Murmansk enlarged meeting of the Committee on Russian participation “Stockman  Development AG” took place. Association”Murmanshelf” was a co-organizer of the meeting. “Murmanshelfstroy” consortium enterprises, representatives from regional manufacturing businesses and a Murmansk Regional Administration were invited to take part at the session.
12.05.2011
“Murmanshelf’s” Board congratulates all members of the Association with 5-year anniversary and expresses it’s thanks for the trust and active work.
We wish you success in all projects, prosperity and sustainability, further fruitful cooperation.
13.04.2011
  On April 13 a regular Shtokman Development AG Board meeting was held in Zurich (Switzerland). Having reviewed the proposed gas transportation options the Shareholders approved two phase flow as the Project technical concept. The two phase flow concept implies delivery of gas and gas condensate onshore from the field followed by separation. The Board of directors also confirmed the implementation milestones of the Project: first pipeline gas supply in 2016 and start up of LNG Plant in 2017.
07.04.2011
On 7th April 2011 an international conference “Logistics in Arctic” took place. As organizers in the conference took part “Murmanshelf” and the Ministry for Transport and Communication of Murmansk Region. The conference was held under support of the and Murmansk Regional Duma. Evgeny Nikora, a Chairman of the Murmansk Regional Duma, addressed the conference participants with a welcoming speech.
17.12.2010
Murmansk regional government and “Shtokman Development AG” joint working groups activities were on the agenda during the videoconference Moscow-Murmansk held on December 17, 2010. The Governor of the Murmansk region Dmitry Dmitrienko and SDAG CEO Alexei Zagorovski participated in the discussions.
25.11.2010
The Board of Directors of Shtokman Development AG was held in Zurich on November 24, 2010 to review the key issues related to preparation of the Final Investment Decision on the Start-up Facilities for pipeline gas supply and on the LNG Facilities.
18.11.2010
The Research vessel “Academik Mstislav Keldysh” has finalized a season of surveys in the Shtokman Gas-Condensate Field area.
03.11.2010
On November 2, 2010 in the office of Murmanshelf Association was held the meeting with representatives of the Norwegian Organization North Energy.
North Energy - the oil company that is engaged in research and production activities. The head office is situated in Alta, Finnmark County.
18.10.2010
Gazprom decided in favor of the subsea production system for the Kirinskoye field development under the Sakhalin III project. This technology is unprecedented in Russia. Vladimir Vovk, Head of the Directorate for Offshore Fields Development Technology is sure that implementation of subsea production systems is safe and economically viable.
14.10.2010
The Gazprom headquarters hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company’s Management Committee and Helge Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer of Statoil.
13.10.2010
The Company’s headquarters hosted a working meeting moderated by Alexey Miller and devoted to development of the Shtokman gas and condensate field.

Participating in the meeting were heads and experts of Gazprom’s structural subdivisions, subsidiaries and Shtokman Development AG.
30.08.2010
SDAG held a scoping meeting with public on August 26, 2010 in Teriberka, Murmansk Region on basic ESHIA (Project Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment) issues. ESHIA is carried out in compliance with environmental and social requirements of international finance institutions (International Finance Corporation, World Bank and EBRD), and international ecological legislation.
20.08.2010
General Director of Association of suppliers for oil-and-gas industry Stratiy Grigory was appointed as a Governor of Murmansk region’ adviser by order of Murmansk region Governor Dmitrienko Dmitry from July, 07   2010. He will coordinate the development of oil and gas and infrastructure projects on the territory of Murmansk region.
06.07.2010
01.07.2010 Association Murmanshelf  together with Shtokman Development AG held the seminar on “Integrated development of Shtokman gas condensate field, Phase 1. Current status of the project. Participation of Russian industry in Shtokman project”.
11.06.2010
Norwegian and Russian partners plan to establish a technical base in Murmansk for participation in the development of the Shtokman gas field in the Barents Sea.
04.06.2010
Under the Shtokman Development AG Board of Directors decision made on May 25, 2010 Alexey Zagorovsky was appointed Chief Executive Officer.
09.04.2010
Celebrations to mark the beginning of construction of Nord Stream gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea were held today at the Portovaya compressor station near Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast.
12.11.2009
The I Murmansk International Economic Forum took place in Murmansk on November 15-17, 2009. Murmanshelf Association of suppliers for oil & gas industry carried out the II International Conference
09.11.2009
On 02 November, 2009 Grigory Stratiy, General director NPO "Association "Murmanshelf", held a meeting with a delegation from the United Kingdom, headed by Energy Minister, Lord Hunt.
02.11.2009
The Board of Directors of Shtokman Development AG held a meeting in Moscow. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Chairman of Gazprom's Management Committee Alexander Medvedev, with the participation of Total CEO Christophe de Margerie and StatoilHydro President and CEO Helge Lund.
20.10.2009
Dear ladies and gentlemen! Colleagues!

The project for the Shtokman gas and condensate field development, being implemented in the Murmansk Oblast, is not only a largest project of Gazprom, but a strategic one on the national level.

Many of those present here may know that the Shtokman gas and condensate field is situated in the central part of Russia

15.10.2009
Today in Murmansk Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Dmitry Dmitrienko, Governor of the Murmansk Oblast, have signed an Agreement of Cooperation over 2010 to 2015.
Original sources:
http://www.gazprom.com/press/news/2009/october/article69360/
15.10.2009
Today in Murmansk the First Murmansk International Economic Forum has been launched under the motto "Arctic Region of 21st Century
14.07.2009
The Gazprom Headquarters hosted a meeting moderated by Alexander Ananenkov, Deputy Chairman of the Company's anagement Committee. The issues of the Shtokman gas and condensate field development were discussed.
Original sources:
http://www.gazprom.com
08.07.2009
JSC Murmansk shipping company (MSCO) is ready to invest own financial means in development of Shtokman oil gas deposit. Main part of the financial means will be spent for creation of coastal infrastructure and platform for building of weight coating plant, press-service of MSCO reports.
Original sources:
www.b-port.com
07.07.2009
Launch of the first semisubmersible drilling rig for the Shtokman gas field will take place at the Vyborg Shipyard on July 7.
Original sources:
www.barentsobserver.com
01.07.2009
Sovkomflot and Shell are entering a partnership agreement to be prepared for the huge potential for LNG-shipping from the Arctic.
Original sources:
http://www.barentsobserver.com
01.07.2009
The enormous Hotel Arktika in the center of Murmansk might be expropriated and made into living quarters for foreigners involved in the development of the Shtokman gas field.
Original sources:
http://www.barentsobserver.com
20.06.2009
The Norwegian government has decided to open up for year-around ship-to-ship reloading of oil in the fjord outside Kirkenes, near the border to Russia. The decision comes at the same time as Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg visits the Arctic border town.
Original sources:
http://www.barentsobserver.com
17.06.2009
Please find below a short review of some of our articles.

SHELF DEVELOPMENT. BEGINNING OF THE WAY

29.05.2009
In the course of the next week, tender deadlines to a number of key contracts in the Shtokman project will expire, thus bringing the unprecedented Arctic energy project one step closer implementation.

Original sources:
http://www.barentsobserver.com

27.05.2009
Murmansk Governor Dmitry Dmitriyenko wants to establish a special economic zone around Teriberka, the hub of the Shtokman project.

Original sources:
http://www.barentsobserver.com

18.05.2009
With five years left to production startup, nothing has been done in Teriberka, the main hub for the Shtokman project development. The Shtokman Development AG now announces a number of new project tenders, and still maintains that the project is on schedule.

Original sources:
http://www.barentsobserver.com

27.04.2009
Arctic oil industry was on the agenda, when the Norwegian Minister of Oil and Energy met with his Russian counterpart in Moscow. .
17.04.2009
The second international conference Shelf Development: Step by Step organised by Murmanshelf Association will be held on October 16, 2009. This time the Conference will be included into the program of Murmansk International Economic Forum.
06.04.2009
The companies engaged in the development of the Shtokman field should be registered in Murmansk, the region
03.04.2009
The Management Committee took notice of the information on measures taken to consolidate the positions of Gazprom in the global LNG market.

For the purpose of diversifying export routes, ensuring supply security and consolidating the Company

30.03.2009
The Shtokman Development AG plans to sell 70-80 percent of LNG from the Shtokman field in contracts, company leader Yury Komarov indicated in a conference.
30.03.2009
More than 15 million tons of oil will be shipped through the Barents Sea in 2009, the authors of a new oil transport report say. In 2015, oil shipments in the area could amount to more than 100 million tons.
02.03.2009
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev intends to raise issues of energy and of the Arctic when he meets with Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg in May.
26.02.2009
The Board of Directors
12.02.2009
Gazprom is still prioritizing Shtokman in its strategy and budget update presented in London yesterday.
09.02.2009
The Shtokman Development AG has agreed with the Kolenergo company about power supplies to the planned Shtokman housing complexes in Teriberka on the Barents Sea coast. The construction of the housing is to start this fall.
09.02.2009
The Russian insurance company SOGAZ has signed an agreement on the insurance of two semi-submersible rigs to be used in the Shtokman project.
09.02.2009
to build an oil refinery in the village of Teriberka on the Barents Sea coast. The refinery will handle oil from the Prirazlomnoe and Dolginskoe fields, general director of Gazprom-subsidiary Sevmorneftegaz confirms.
03.02.2009
Ewgeny Nikora and Grigory Stratiy discussed live issues of the current interaction between the Association and the Duma, as well as prospects for association
02.02.2009
The Barents Sea can provide major amounts of additional natural gas to energy-hungry Europe. The key lays in a close cooperation between non-EU members Norway and Russia.
27.01.2009
The Gazprom Management Committee took notice of the information regarding Gazprom
26.01.2009
The Shtokman Development AG has decided not to use the LNG technology applied in StatoilHydro
23.12.2008
Russian gas major Gazprom has signed an agreement with state nuclear energy company Rosatom on cooperation in the Shtokman project, as well as in fields in the Yamal Peninsula.
12.12.2008
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on implementation of the project "Development of Murmansk Transport Hub". The decree entitles involved federal bodies to buy or expropriate land plots.
11.12.2008
The Shtokman Development Company wants the state to introduce tax exemption for the companies developing offshore gas fields. Among the tax benefits should be no value added tax on advanced import goods like LNG-technology, company leader Yuri Komarov says.
21.11.2008
The 19th of November 2008 the Gazprom Headquarters hosted a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company
20.11.2008
Russian geologists believe there is a good chance to find oil and gas outside the coast of Spitsbergen in the Arctic. However, Norwegian authorities are unlikely to allow such activity.
20.11.2008
-Does the EU need more gas from Russia, or not? Gazprom
20.11.2008
The Russian state might allow oil and gas companies to reduce exploration activities with 50 percent in 2009. That means less drilling also on the Arctic shelf.
19.11.2008
ConocoPhillips CEO Jim Mulva yesterday met with Gazprom
17.11.2008
Russian Prime Minister Putin says Russia could decide to withdraw from the Nord Stream project and instead ship the gas to other markets as LNG.
17.11.2008
The Russian nuclear industry sees the Arctic shelf as its new growth market. It now suggests the construction of nuclear-powered underwater drilling ships, as well as using nuclear-powered icebreakers and floating nuclear power plants in the development of offshore hydrocarbon projects.
17.11.2008
DnB Nor, the biggest bank in Norway, is ready to provide the Shtokman field partners with credits for the development of the huge Barents Sea field, a bank representative confirmed in an oil and gas conference in Murmansk this week.
13.11.2008
The Russian-Norwegian conference "Barents-2020. International Valuation Standards for oil and gas output in Barents sea" passed in Moscow "Vniigaz" (Scientific-Research Institute of Natural Gases and Gas Technologies).
13.11.2008
2009 might beat the records with regard to petroleum investments in the Norwegian shelf. There is a planned increase in investments of 1.3 billion EUR.
29.10.2008
Russian oil major Lukoil would be interested in part-taking in the developing of the Russian shelf as part of a group led by a state-owned company.
29.10.2008
The Russian government is dissatisfied with the level of exploration drilling on the country
28.10.2008
Last year Statoil Hydro was created as a result of an amalgamation of two Norwegian oil companies
22.10.2008
The Shtokman Development Company will in 2008 and 2009 spend more than 800 million USD on studies of the Shtokman field, a company representative said yesterday.
22.10.2008
In a meeting with environmental organisations today, a representative of the Shtokman Development Company confirmed that high environmental standards will be applied in the huge Barents Sea gas project. Also new technology on climate gas emissions will be used.
15.10.2008
Energy provider GDF SUEZ is interested in large-scale deliveries of LNG from the Shtokman field in the Barents Sea, the company
14.10.2008
The Norwegian oil company, DNO, is selling their shares in the Goliat field in the Barents Sea. The company believes that the project is too big for a small company like DNO.
13.10.2008
The European Union has for long neglected involvement in the arctic region of Europe. The European Commission has voted for a report which will put flesh on the bones of the EU
07.10.2008
Governor of Murmansk Oblast, Yuri Yevdokimov, says the Shtokman project in the Barents Sea can serve as a model for international cooperation in the Arctic.
07.10.2008
Norway
07.10.2008
Environmentalists from the Bellona Foundation accuse StatoilHydro of neglecting its obligations on climate gas emissions. They believe the company should introduce CO2 capture in its "Snohvit" project and promote this as a good example for Gazprom
07.10.2008
Russian energy major Gazprom in its draft General Development Plan for the period until year 2030, outlines total investments of up to 647 billion USD. The investments will help boost the company
01.08.2008
Today the solemn action on the occasion of acceptance of the subsea module passed at plant of "Reinertsen" in Murmansk This subsea module will be used in "Sigrid" project, realized by "STATOYLGIDRO" in Norway.

The module was made in accordance with requirements of the customer and in due time. The construction project has been performed with no medical or first aid incidents.

"It is projects like this that will pave the way for cooperation between Norway and Russia, sharing opportunities and responsibilities in our common waters in the North", says President of StatoilHydro in Russia Bengt Lie Hansen.

01.08.2008
First practical steps were made in Murmansk region for realization of the project on Shtokman development. "You will be a witness of first steps of the realization of the Shtokman project. This year it is planned to start the building of the road to Teriberka, where a plant on gas liquefaction will be", Yuriy Evdokimov said on the solemn action on the occasion of acceptance of the subsea module, designed for use in "Sigrid" project, realized by "STATOYLGIDRO" in Norway.
04.07.2008
Today the visiting session of Mining council of north-west federal district, dedicated to the problems of the Arctic shelf development, passed in Murmansk.
04.07.2008
"In September, next year the technical documentation and choice of the technical decisions of the project of the Shtokman development will be completed.
04.07.2008
The Shtokman Development Company will by September this year open an office in Teriberka, the hub for the Shtokman project.
16.06.2008
President Sarkozy received the powerful Russian company leader in his premises in Paris.
10.06.2008
Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr St
28.05.2008
The Shtokman project will be a very tough race, StatoilHydro
28.05.2008
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France in the Russian Federation, Stanislase de Laboulaye with the delegation of businessmen visited Murmansk.
18.04.2008
The central topic of the second MurmanshelfInfo issue is signing of agreement between Gazprom, Total and StatoilHydro about establishment of a special purpose company Shtokman Development AG which will be responsible for designing, construction, funding and operation of the Shtokman first phase infrastructure.
11.12.2007
17 International Seminar "Supporting Services for suppliers for oil-and-gas industry" will be held in Murmansk "Meridian" Congress Hotel 23rd of January 2008
25.09.2007
XV International Seminar "Contract conditions and administration in oil-and-gas industry" will be held in Murmansk "Meridian" Congress Hotel 24th of October 2007.
25.05.2007
The Members of Association "Murmanshelf" General meeting and X International Seminar "Marketing and sales in oil-and-gas industry" will be held in Murmansk "Meridian" Congress Hotel 20th of June 2007.
18.05.2007
IX International Seminar "Management and control of projects in oil-and-gas industry" will be held in Murmansk "Meridian" Congress Hotel 23th of May 2007.
03.05.2007
The Northern Maritime Corridor (NMC) project is an EU-sponsored project focused on maritime transportation and regional development. The project vision is to connect coastal areas and enhance regional development. Networking and promotion of trade and maritime transport are key issues. The participating regions cover the North Sea area and Northern Periphery areas like Northern Norway and North West Russia. National authorities as well as companies from the private sector have signed up as sponsors for the NMC project.
22.03.2007
19th and 20th of April 2007, association "Murmanshelf" with the support from "Statoil ASA" will hold a practical seminar for journalists: "Coverage of oil & gas industry in mass-media".
Location: The conference hall "Rotary" in Russlandia Poliarnie Zori Hotel, Murmansk.
20.03.2007
VIII International Seminar "Developing business plans and strategies" will be held in Murmansk "Meridian" Congress Hotel 18th of April 2007.
16.02.2007
February 15-16 2007 Brussels Belgium Hotel Mariott
01.02.2007
MURMANSK, 6th of February

Venue: "Meridian" Congress Hotel, 4th floor

13.01.2007
20% discount for Murmanshelf members.
13.01.2007
How to Take Advantage of E&P Regional Expansion to Eastern Siberia, Arctic Shelf, Far East, Asian & Pacific Markets
The Gazprom Board of Directors tasked the Company's Management Committee to introduce the procedure for early publication on the official website www.gazprom.ru of the information relevant to the planned purchases for the needs of Gazprom and to the contracts signed.
05.07.2010 in Moscow a meeting was held between Alexey Zagorovskiy, CEO SDAG and Dmitry Dmitrienko, Governor of the Murmansk region. During a meeting an Agreement on the set up of joint working teams to maintain interaction between the Murmansk region Government and SDAG has been signed.
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