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.
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.