The memorandum defines key points of cooperation in the Russian Arctic shelf gas and shale oil reserves investigation and development.
In 2010 Gazprom and the Royal Dutch Shell signed a Protocol on a global strategic cooperation, and in June 2011 the companies signed an agreement on making a joint company, kremlin.ru says.
If Gazprom gets licences for two shelf blocks in the Churcha and Pechora Seas, the Russian company will get 66,7% shares in the Russian-Dutch joint project, and Shell will get 33,3%.
The new agreement between “Gazprom neft” and Royal Dutch Shell confirms the General partnership agreement on shale oil investigation and production.
According to the agreement, the companies will make “Salym Petroleum Development N.V” joint company for new shale gas projects in Khanti-Mansi Autonomous district. Both sides will have 50% shares of the company, which is to be registered in St.Petersburg.
Russia and Holland have been working together on Sakhalin Shelf, and believe that Sakhalin experience will be used for work on the Arctic shelf and with shale oil.
Gazprom believes the new company will increase a competence and a technological level of the Russian oil industry.
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.