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.
Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Northern Fleet’s “Admiral Kuznetsov”, has finished repairs and is ready to leave the port of Murmansk. According to a Russian news agency, the vessel will sail to Syria.
A century and a half ago, Norway was home to roughly three thousand brown bears, the majority of bears in all of Scandinavia. By 1930, the bears were virtually extinct. Decades of aggressive management tactics and bounties had wiped out one of the area’s most iconic species.
Microplastics, the tiny plastic particles that are accumulating in marine waters and big lakes around the world, are now showing up in the Arctic waters south and southwest of Svalbard, Norway, a new study says.
REYKJAVIK: The climatic changes taking place in the Arctic are a call to action for the world. We must answer with more international cooperation and more research, says Tore Hattrem, State Secretary of Norway’s Foreign Ministry.
“Partnership should and shall shape the development of the Arctic, therefore cooperation is the starting point for our Arctic policy,” Vladimir Barbin, Senior Arctic Official and representative to the Arctic Council, said at the Arctic Circle 2015 assembly.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende has asked Russia for an explanation to the high number of asylum seekers coming to Norway via Russia. Syrian refugees that have lived in Russia for a long time, will be stopped on the border and sent back.