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. The event was attended by State Secretary of Ministry of Oil Industry and Energy of Norway P.R. Henricsson, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia D.G.Khramov, 240 Russian and Norwegian specialists, as well as oil & gas professionals from Canada and Greenland. During the conference the issues of technological, economic and environmental aspects of Arctic hydrocarbon resources development were reviewed, as well as issues of training specialists for the needs of joint projects.

Shtokman Development AG (SDAG) delegation participated in the event. Head of Corporate Relations Department, Secretary of SDAG Board of Directors Andrey Krivorotov delivered a speech dedicated to the current status of Integrated Shtokman field development, Phase 1. Representatives of SDAG shareholders — M.U.Basarygin (Gazprom) and J.H.Skogen (Statoil ASA) also spoke about the Shtokman project.

As part of the Conference the first forum of Norwegian-Russian educational and research consortium for international business promotion (NAREC) was arranged, as well as the workshop conference dedicated to creation and development of oil and gas cluster in the Murmansk region. SDAG representatives participated in expert discussions during both events.


Russian-Norwegian conferences are held annually by the Norwegian Association of Partners in Oil and Gas Industry “INTSOK”. The INTSOK Association was established in 1997 by the national oil and gas companies and the Government of Norway, and currently unites more than 200 enterprises. INTSOK interacts actively with suppliers of equipment and technologies, service companies in order to render them assistance in assessment of market opportunities, and strengthen their competitive advantages.

In 2012 the conference was organized jointly with Ministry of Oil Industry and Energy of Norway, Natural Resources and Environment Ministry of Russia, Norwegian Directorate of Oil, Mayor’s Office of Oslo, Union of Oil and Gas Manufacturers of Russia and Russian Gubkin Oil and Gas University.

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