Здравствуйте. Вся информация этого сайта бесплатна. Вы можете сделать пожертвование и поддержать наше развитие. Спасибо.

Hello. All information of this site is free of charge. You can make a donation and support our development. Thank you.

2014-09-16 19:24:00

GAZPROM LOOKS FOR ALTERNATIVES

GAZPROM LOOKS FOR ALTERNATIVES

Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russian state gas company Gazprom, may turn to alternative equipment providers to meet production targets at its Prirazlomnoye oil field in the Arctic, after Western sanctions restricted access to existing suppliers.

Speaking on Friday before Washington banned Western companies from supporting Gazprom Neft in exploration or production in deep water, Arctic offshore and shale projects, Vadim Yakovlev, first deputy CEO at Gazprom Neft, said he believed the company could stick to its long-term goals as things stood.

But aware further sanctions were on the cards over Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis, he added: "If events go under the most negative scenario, we are working at options to buy (equipment) from alternative sources or producing it by Russian or Asian companies."

"At the moment, we don't think that this will affect our long-term plans," Yakovlev told reporters on a visit to the Prirazlomnaya platform some 60 km (40 miles) offshore in the Arctic's Pechora Sea. He did not name any affected companies.

Yakovlev said the field should reach peak oil production of 5.5 million tonnes (110,000 bpd) by 2021, after which it would produce more than 4 million tonnes a year for around three years. By 2020, the company as a whole should produce 100 million tonnes of oil equivalent.

The field is Russia's first offshore Arctic field - a key source for future hydrocarbon production growth in Russia, the world's biggest oil producing nation. Its oil production stands at around 10.5 million barrels per day (bpd).

Gazprom Neft is already under EU sanctions barring it from raising financing in Europe and now is one of five Russian energy companies to be targeted by Washington.

Yakovlev estimated that foreign firms which he declined to name were responsible for less than half of all the work done at the platform, including drilling and maintaining equipment.

SECOND CARGO

On Friday, it was weather rather than sanctions that affected operations at the platform. A tanker supposed to ship the second cargo of 70,000 tonnes of Arctic Oil or ARCO was anchored some 500 metres away to start loadings but the wind was too strong.

"The wind is so strong that tanker decided not to dock today," Alexander Vasilyev, head of the Prirazlomnaya platform, told Reuters.

Gazprom Neft said on Monday it had started to load the second tanker, out of four planned for this year, over the weekend. It should move to northwest Europe soon.

The company did not name the buyer. Traders told Reuters earlier that France's Total bought the first cargo which left this spring. In total, the field plans to produce 300,000 tonnes of oil this year.

The Arctic is estimated to contain 20 percent of the world's undiscovered hydrocarbon resources, which along with shale oil - where Russia is believed to have the largest resources globally - should support Russia's oil production.

Currently, Russia extracts a tiny amount of oil from offshore in the Arctic and less than 1 million tonnes a year from unconventional resources. Gazprom Neft and Surgutneftegas are pioneering shale oil work in Russia.

Last year, Gazprom Neft increased hydrocarbon production by 4.3 percent to 62.2 tonnes in oil equivalent. In oil equivalent, production should add around 5.5 percent this year and around 2.5 percent by oil. In 2015, growth should be higher, he said.

Gazprom Neft is exploring for shale oil on its own and via two joint ventures with Royal Dutch Shell Plc.

"We will continue to work on these projects. In terms of technologies, there is nothing unique there - it is more know-how or skills to use traditional techniques of horizontal drilling ... for this type of formations," Yakovlev said.

reuters.com

Tags: GAZPROM, OIL, RUSSIA, SANCTIONS, ARCO, TOTAL, SHELL

Chronicle:

GAZPROM LOOKS FOR ALTERNATIVES
2018, January, 17, 23:20:00

BP PAYS $1.7 BLN

BP - The Court Supervised Settlement Program (CSSP) established as part of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) class action settlement is winding down. BP now expects to take a post-tax non-operating charge of around $1.7 billion in its fourth quarter 2017 results for the remaining Business Economic Loss (BEL) and other claims associated with the CSSP. The cash impact is expected to be spread over a multi-year period.

GAZPROM LOOKS FOR ALTERNATIVES
2018, January, 15, 10:25:00

OIL PRICES: NOT ABOVE $70 AGAIN

REUTERS - Brent crude futures LCOc1, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $70 per barrel at 0558 GMT, up 13 cents from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were at $64.53 a barrel, up 23 cents.

GAZPROM LOOKS FOR ALTERNATIVES
2018, January, 15, 10:15:00

WBG: GLOBAL ECONOMIC GROWTH 3.1%

WBG - The World Bank forecasts global economic growth to edge up to 3.1 percent in 2018 after a much stronger-than-expected 2017, as the recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade continues, and as commodity-exporting developing economies benefit from firming commodity prices.

GAZPROM LOOKS FOR ALTERNATIVES
2018, January, 15, 10:10:00

RUSSIAN NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY UP TO 18.9%

ROSATOM - Following 2017, a share of electricity production by Russian nuclear power plants has increased up to 18.9%.

All Publications »