The company is managed by Hans van Lamoen, a man with several years of experiences from Russia, mostly in engagements with Shell. Company Board Director is Bengt Lie Hansen, former head of Statoil Russia and a man with extensive experiences from High North project, including the Shtokman project.
Meanwhile, Rosneft’s new Vice President for Offshore Projects Zeljko Runje is RN Nordic board member. Runje was hired by Rosneft in mid-October this year and comes from the post as Vice President of ExxonMobil Russia, a press release from Rosneft informs.
As previously reported, Rosneft is entering Norwegian waters in line with this year´s comprehensive cooperation agreement with Statoil. According to the deal, Statoil will get 33,3 percent stakes in Russian projects, among them the Perseevsky block in the Barents Sea, while Rosneft will get the same 33,3 percent stake in Norwegian offshore projects.
Commenting on the cooperation, Rosneft President Igor Sechin recently said that “the partnership between Rosneft and Statoil is an opportunity to give additional substance to the ambitions of both Norway and Russia to strengthen energy cooperation in the High North following last year’s ratification of the agreement on delimitation of the continental shelf and economic zones in the Barents Sea”, a press release reads.
As recently decided in a Rosneft Board of Director’s meeting, company subsidiary RN Nordic will get a $119.700 loan from its mother company to be downpaid over a ten-year period.
The Murmansk Economic Zone was presented as a miracle cure for regional development and as key facility for the Shtokman project. Today, five years on, regional authorities put their faith in the fish industry.
Renowned Norwegian actress Gørild Mauseth is in the leading role when actors and producers from the Gorky Dramatic Theatre in Vladivostok come to Harstad to present a unique version of Tolsoy’s classic play Anna Karenina.
Nuclear safety projects in the Murmansk region wouldn’t be the same without her contribution. Finnish European Parliament Member Heidi Hautala is today one of 89 Europeans barred from Russia in response to EU sanctions over Crimea and Ukraine.
Wistleblower Edward Snowden is winner of this year’s recognized Bjørnson Award, but Norwegian authorities are unlikely to guarantee his safe travel to the award ceremony. The former CIA employee should instead be handed over the award in Pechenga, the Russian borderlands to Norway, a Norwegian university lecturer suggests.