The decision to move the Gazprom Dobycha Shelf to Sakhalin was taken in early February by the Gazprom management. At the same time, the subsidiary is renamed to Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, a press release reads.
The moving of the company to the east comes as Gazprom is increasingly engaged in activities in the Sea of Okhotsk, as well as in the waters off Sakhalin. The company controls several major liceses in the area, among them to the huge Kirinskoye and Yuzhno-Kirinskoye fields. A part of Gazprom’s plans for the area is the construction of a LNG plant in Vladivostok.
Despite the enhanced interest in the far east, Gazprom does not give up the Barents Sea. A new subsidiary company is to be established in Murmansk. The company Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Murmansk will be responsible for following up exploration and development in the Barents Sea. It will also be closely involved in the Shtokman project, Gazprom informs.
The Gazprom Dobycha Shelf company was established in 2008 and has since been the main offshore project development unit of Gazprom. It has been based in Moscow, and has operated regional offices in Murmansk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Sankt Petersburg.
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.
Sports in the Barents region have joined forces and established Barents Games. This weekend athletes from all over the region met in Oulu to compete in 14 differents sports during the Barents Summer Games. See our slide show from the competitions.
Norwegian business leaders and academics interviewed by Yle’s Swedish-language news service say they are disappointed in the overall level of Swedish language skills among its job applicants from Finland.