The Russian Nature Control Authority (Rosprirodnadzor) has approved the conclusions in a status evaluation of the Prirazlomnaya platform, currently under construction in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast. The platform is built for the Prirazlomnoe oil field in the Pechora Sea
The Norwegian oil industry demands that it is given access to blocks in the waters around Spitsbergen. The companies also want access to areas in the northern parts of the Barents Sea, a new industry reports reads.
Norwegian oil major StatoilHydro today made clear to the newly appointed Norwegian Minister of Oil and Energy that it is disappointed with the government’s reluctance to open up new promising areas for exploration.
Russian energy major Gazprom is starting its drive towards the rich hydrocarbon resources on the Russian shelf with the development of the Yamal Peninsula. Only this year, the company is investing more than 100 billion RUB in the biggest of the regional fields – the Bovanenkovskoe.