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.

Industry Workshop for Logistics & Transport (Kirkenes, Norway) By attending the Industry Workshop for Logistics & Transport, you will have the opportunity to participate in working groups to assess common technology challenges faced by both Russia and Norway in developing the High North. Participants will also be given the possibility to present and analyse existing technology, methods and best practice. This Industry Workshop will be held at Thon Hotel Kirkenes on Thursday 25 October 2012. Participants will receive an initial document as a foundation for the Workshop, describing:

- Arctic technology challenges
- Best available technological solutions today
- Known technology gaps

Open Floor: Participating companies are given the possibility to present their experience, technology and methods – Max 2 slides/5 mins. each. Request to present and submittal of presentations for approval by Task Force Manager/Core Team to be sent to Johan Petter Barlindhaug, e-mail: johan.petter.barlindhaug@northenergy.no , latest 18th of October, 2012.

Task Force Manager, with his Core Team, will prepare an end report based on results from the Workshop and initiate potential interim work for next and last Workshop in Murmansk (4 December 2012). The End Report will be sent on circulation for comments by all participants. Workshop setting will provide time for networking opportunities and business to business meetings/discussions.

Does this present an opportunity for your company? Check our website russia.intsok.com for further RU-NO Barents Project details:

1) Executive Summary
2) Project Description
3) RU-NO Barents Brochure.

Practical information:

1) The RU-NO Barents Project is based on industry in-kind contribution, i.e. each company covers its own costs.
2) All participants are responsible for their own travel related reservations and costs, e.g. accommodation, flights, etc., obtaining necessary visas and related visa fees.
3) There is no participation fee (Workshop includes lunch, coffee breaks and evening reception).
4) Registration through Murmanshelf or alternatively directly on http://www.intsok.com/index.php?id=5941[English language only] by no later than Friday 12 October 2012.

We look forward to your participation and please do not hesitate to contact us!

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