Thursday, September 24, 2020

Gazprom Neft News

Gazprom Neft Sells Its First Arctic Oil Cargo to China

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Russia's Gazprom Neft has sold its first ever Arctic oil cargo to China to ChemChina, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters on Thursday.This week, Gazprom Neft said it had sent 144,000 tonnes of light Novy Port oil grade to the Chinese port of Yantai on the Bohai Sea from Russia's north-western city of Murmansk, using the Northern Sea Route (NSR) through Russia's Arctic waters.The Delta Hellas vessel used part of the NSR, a route requiring icebreakers and ice-class tankers, Refinitiv Eikon data showed, sailing west from Murmansk to reach Suez and then China.Gazprom Neft said this week the delivery took 47 days, without providing the

Gazprom's Arctic Offshore Platform Ships Its 200th Oil Cargo

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Gazprom Neft, the oil branch of Russian gas giant Gazprom, has shipped the 200th consignment of ARCO crude from its Prirazlomnaya offshore platform in the Russian arctic.This milestone shipment was carried out by the Mikhail Ulyanov tanker — several return trips to the Prirazlomnaya platform being necessary to despatch a consignment comprising 70,000 tonnes of oil. "The vessel typically approaches one of various direct-loading facilities — or moves away from the platform, at a safe distance — depending on the prevailing wind direction, currents and movements of ice.

Russian Oil Majors Examine Assets for Cuts

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Russian oil companies are examining which wells they will cork, looking mainly at mature fields where production was falling anyway and as Moscow needs to deliver its biggest output cut ever to comply with the new global supply deal, sources said.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other oil nations including Russia, the group known as OPEC+, agreed to their deepest oil cut ever - 10 million barrels per day (bpd) - from May in the face of collapsing demand.Russia currently pumps 11.24 million bpd and needs to cut it down to 8.5 million bpd - its lowest since 2003 - from May 1, according to the deal's terms.

Gazprom Neft, Mubadala Sign Tech Pact

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Gazprom Neft, is the third largest oil producer in Russia, and Mubadala Petroleum (Abu Dhabi, UAE) have entered into a memorandum of understanding in the field of technological cooperation.The partners agreed to work together to create new technologies that include the development of innovative solutions in oil production and digitization of production processes.Gazprom Neft and Mubadala Petroleum are partners in the Gazpromneft-Vostok joint venture, which manages the development of 12 fields in the Tomsk and Omsk regions of Western Siberia.

Russia Leads E&P Race in Arctic Region

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Russian and Norwegian exploration and production (E&P) operators have been expanding their operations in the Arctic continental shelf, which is estimated to hold vast deposits of hydrocarbons and rare earth minerals.Warming temperatures in the Barents Sea and northern coastline of Russia are giving an added impetus to resource development in this region, according to GlobalData.GlobalData's report, ‘Arctic Exploitation’, discusses how Russia is keen on hydrocarbon appraisal and development from the Arctic region to…

Gazprom Neft Crosses 12-MT Oil at ARCO

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Russian oil and gas company Gazprom Neft said that its Prirazlomnaya offshore platform in the southeastern Russian Barents Sea has produced its 12-millionth metric ton (13.23 MM ton) of ARCO (Arctic-blend) oil.The shipment was delivered by the Kirill Lavrov ice-class shuttle tanker to the storage tanker in Kola Bay, for onward transport to locations in Europe.The Prirazlomnoye field is the first — and, thus far, the only — project at which oil is being produced on the Russian Arctic Shelf. Commercial development of this field has seen 18 wells drilled…

Miroshnichenko Named MD at Gazpromneft

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Roman Miroshnichenko has been appointed as Managing Director of Gazpromneft Marine Lubricants, the new operating company.Roman Miroshnichenko has more than 20 years of experience in the marine industry, and specifically in the field of marine lubricants. His career in the structure of Gazprom Neft started in 2011, when he took the position of the director of Gazpromneft-Lubricants branch in St. Petersburg and headed a new business line for production and sale of marine lubricants. Under Roman Miroshnichenko guidance…

Russian Oil Output Down in October

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Russia lowered its oil output to 11.23 million barrels per day (bpd) last month from 11.25 million bpd in September, missing again its obligations under a global pact to curb production, energy ministry data showed on Saturday.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and other producers - a group known as OPEC+ - have since January implemented a deal to cut oil output by 1.2 million barrels per day to support the market.According to Reuters calculations, which use a tonnes/barrel ratio of 7.33,…

Novatek Launches Arcticgas

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Russia's second-largest natural gas producer Novatek announced that Arcticgas, a joint venture between Novatek and PAO Gazprom Neft, commenced commercial production at the East-Urengoyskoye+North-Esetinskoye field within the Samburgskiy license area.It has an estimated annual production capacity of more than one (1) billion cubic meters of natural gas and 0.2 million tons of gas condensate. The new production capacity is located in close proximity to the Company’s existing infrastructure, which allowed Novatek to quickly…

Tax Breaks Approved for Russia's Largest Oilfield

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Russia's finance ministry has in principle approved tax breaks for developing the Priobskoye oilfield, Russia's largest, to oil giants Rosneft and Gazprom Neft, Alexei Sazanov, head of the ministry's tax department said on Thursday.He added that tax breaks for the oil companies could last for 10 years but no start date had yet been agreed.Sazanov told reporters Russia's budget should be compensated for revenue it will lose due to the tax breaks for Priobskoye and the finance ministry proposed to introduce a mineral extraction tax (MET) for associated petroleum gas (APG) for the oil industry, but no political decision on MET had been made.The

Gazprom, Kogas for Tighter LNG Cooperation

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Russian oil and gas company Gazprom Neft has announced that a working meeting has been held between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Hee-Bong Chae, President and Chief Executive of KOGAS.The meeting participants reviewed the state and prospects of cooperation between the companies, highlighting the stability of LNG supplies under the contract between Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. and KOGAS.The parties expressed interest in further expanding their cooperation in the area of LNG…

Gazprom Neft, USC Join for LNG Project

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Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft, Gazprom gas-engine fuel, and the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) have concluded a tripartite cooperation and strategic partnership agreement on developing a liquid natural gas (LNG) fleet and related infrastructure.The memorandum was signed by Gazpromneft Marine Bunker Acting CEO Alexei Medvedev, Gazprom gas-engine fuel, Director General Oleg Melekhin, and USC President Alexey Rakhmanov.The agreement envisages the parties cooperating in research and development activities directed at creating production capacity both for building vessels running on LNG, and in developing LNG infrastructure.

Gazprom Oil Touch 100mln Barrels at Badra

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Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft said that its subsidiary Gazpromneft-Badra has now produced 13.5 million tonnes — or 100 million barrels — of oil in Iraqi oil field.Cumulative production at the Badra field in the five years since this asset went into commercial operation has reached 100 million barrels — the first shipment of liquid hydrocarbons having taken place in 2014. Oil production at the field stands at more than 1.8 million tonnes (13.5 million barrels) since the start of 2019.Twenty-two operating wells, each running to an average depth of 4,500 meters, have been drilled by Gazpromneft-Badra since discovering this asset.

Gazprom Neft, Zyfra to Develop Digital Products

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Oil company Gazprom Neft and tech firm Zyfra agreed to set up a joint venture to work on developing digital products for management of industrial processes.A preliminary agreement on this was signed by Andrey Belevtsev, Director for Digital Transformation at Gazprom Neft, and Igor Bogachev, CEO of ZYFRA, at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.The collaboration will be focused on developing digital services for integrated planning, operational planning and record keeping at oil refineries, monitoring and product…

Gazprom, Sovcomflot Pact on LNG Bunkering

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Russian shipping company Sovcomflot and compatriot oil producer Gazprom Neft Marine Bunker have signed an agreement to cooperate on projects for bunkering ships with LNG fuel.The agreement was signed by Igor Tonkovidov, Executive Vice President and CTO/COO of Sovcomflot, and Andrey Vasiliev, CEO of Gazprom Neft Marine Bunker.Sovcomflot said that the agreement reinforces the mutual interest of both parties regarding their cooperation in the bunkering of Sovcomflot’s tankers with LNG fuel.Compared to conventional marine fuels…

Gazprom Neft, Schlumberger Partner on Well Logging

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Gazprom Neft and Schlumberger have agreed to enter technological cooperation in well logging. “Gazprom Neft is committed to developing its scientific, intellectual, staffing and technological capabilities, supporting a collaborative ecosystem and building an inclusive innovation-focused environment,” siad Gazprom Neft First Deputy CEO Vadim Yakovlev.The parties will join the expert potential of Schlumberger and hands-on experience of Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegazgeofizika (Gazpromneft-NNGGF, a Gazprom Neft subsidiary)…

Gazprom Neft Considering Arctic LNG Production

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Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russian gas giant Gazprom, is studying the possibility of its own liquefied natural gas (LNG) production in the Arctic as it tries to monetize its vast natural gas reserves.The discussions follow the successful launch of the Arctic-based Yamal LNG plant, controlled by Novatek, in December 2017.

Oil Production Starts at Yaro-Yakhinskoye

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PAO NOVATEK announced Thursday that commercial crude production has begun at the Yaro-Yakhinskoye field developed by Arcticgas, a joint venture between NOVATEK and Gazprom Neft.The field’s crude oil production capacity is estimated at 1.2 million tons per annum.NOVATEK’s Chairman of the Management Board Leonid Mikhelson said, “The launch of the crude oil program at Arctigas’ Yaro-Yakhinskoye field will make a significant contribution to the company's liquids production growth.”To start crude oil production, oil and gas gathering systems…

Gazprom Neft Expands to Siberia

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Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft has secured hydrocarbon exploration, development and production rights to the Leninsky license block in the Gydan Peninsula.The Leninsky license block is located in the Gydan Peninsula in the Taymyrsky district of the Krasnoyarsky Krai, bordered on one side by the Tazovsky district of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and on the other by the Kara Sea.The total size of the block is 3,650 square kilometres. According to the State Register of Mineral Reserves, reserves in place stand at 110 million metric tons of oil equivalent.

Gazprom Neft Sees 2019 Investment at $5.6 Bln

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Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft said on Monday that it expected its 2019 investment excluding joint ventures to total 374 billion roubles ($5.62 billion).It said it expects its 2018 hydrocarbons output to stand at 92.8 million tonnes of oil equivalent in 2018, up 3.4 percent from last year.($1 = 66.5330 roubles)(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Jason Neely)