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. North Energy owns 13 licenses for the deposits, 6 of which are located in the Barents Sea, 5 in the Norwegian Sea and 2 in the North Sea. In particular the company North Energy is the operator of the field Vogar located in the Norwegian Sea. This is the first company in Northern Norway which granted the status of the operator on the Norwegian continental shelf. Company North Energy is only 3 years old, but it aims to hold in the future the leading position in the oil and gas industry in northern Norway.
The Norwegian side represented - CTO of North Energy Knut Aneland, senior engineer Alexei Chentsov, from Russia - CEO of the Association Murmanshelf Stratiy Grigory, CEO of the Arctic training center, Doctor of Economics, professor Olga Buch and others. The Norwegian delegation got acquainted with the activities of Murmanshelf Association, the level of its involvement in the development of the Murmansk region, capability of enterprises - members of the Association to participate in projects for integrated development of the Shtokman and other offshore fields in the Arctic.
Both Parties noted that due to Treaty (signed on 15 September, 2010) on maritime delimitation and cooperation in the Barents Sea and Arctic Ocean between Norway and Russia to our country opens up new possibilities for cooperation on joint development of offshore oil and gas on previously disputed territory.
At the meeting were discussed the problems faced by small and medium businesses, both in Norway and in Russia at the stage of prequalification and tender procedures, and what steps can be taken to resolve them. Also discussed news in the oil and gas industry, the implementation of projects.
The result of the meeting was a preliminary agreement of «North Energy» and Murmanshelf Association to participate in the joint project, aimed to identify opportunities and potential available to the industrial sector of Russia and Norway for further cooperation and joint participation in oil and gas projects in the Arctic shelf.
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