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Editor's Letter

It's MIOGE Time Again with a New Event by ROSING

Pat Davis Szymczak

If it's an odd numbered year - like 2007 - we call it MIOGE. If it's an even numbered year - like 2008 - we call it Neftegaz. But either way, if we're in the month of June we know that the world of oil and gas will soon be descending on Moscow and if you haven't yet booked hotel...

Main Article

Gazprom Boosts Acquisition Spending, Cuts Field Investment

Russian gas monopoly Gazprom decided to enhance its investment program for 2007 announcing Friday a 47% increase in investment bringing it up to RUR 779 ($30.6 billion) billion in a move approved by the world’s largest natural gas producer’s board of directors.

From the Newsroom

Gazprom U-Turn on Shtokman Investors

Despite making a series of statements to the contrary, Gazprom has finally admitted that it needs more partners to realize its Shtokman vision.

TNK-BP Offers Longer Term Drilling Contracts

TNK-BP announces a tender for servicing companies to supply and operate drilling rigs on much longer terms than are standard in Russia.

Indignant Belarus Settle Gazprom Debt (With a Little Help From Their Friends)

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has ordered the $460 million Belarus owes Gazprom to be taken out of the country’s reserves.  Before making the first payment, Lukashenko accused Moscow of wanting to “privatize enterprises… for free” and said he would not permit his Prime Minister to visit Moscow again after his recent “humiliation”.

Gazprom Denies French Acquisition Rumour

Gazprom and Belarus Fail to Solve Gas Debt Crisis

More Personnel Changes for Lukoil as 3 VPs Retire

Deripaska’s Investment Group Seeks to Buy RussNeft

Rosneft Gets More of Yukos

Rosneft won yet another Yukos auction, this time acquiring transport assets of the company for RUR 18.57 billion ($731 million).

Gazprom – E.ON Asset Swap Could Hand Russians British Power Stations

A deal between Gazprom and German company E.ON to swap 25 percent of Gazprom's Yuzhno Russkoye gas field for E.ON British power station assets is on the table, according to a Russian newspaper.

Norsk Hydro Still Seeks Participation in Shtokman

Drilling

KCA DEUTAG's HR-5000 rigs commence drilling in Russia for TNK-BP

Russian Exports

Venezuela Goes for Russian Zeppelins

Seismic Technologies

Input/Output Aims to Deliver Equipment to NOCs, Forecasts Market Boom

Heat Tracing

Using Electric Heat Tracing Systems for Long Pipelines

Pumps

NETZSCH multiphase pumps installations in the oilfields of Tatarstan

Cover Story

Bentec Bets on Russia - German Rig Manufacturer to Launch Production in Tyumen Region

Investment Climate

Live From MIOGE: EU Optimistic About Cooperation with Russia

Multiphase Flow

Case Study: Multiphase Flow Simulation Technology to Plan Pigging Programs

Aluminium Drill Pipe

Aluminum vs. Steel: Preventing Drill String Buckling when Drilling Horizontally

Marine 3D Imaging

Better Positioning, Control of Streamers Improves Complex-Azimuth Imaging Results

Field Development

Developing Tyrihans Field in Norwegian Sea

Field Modeling

Live Field Models: Myth or Reality?

Pipe Manufacturing

Uraltrubmash - The New Stage of Development

Other

Lukoil Denies Conspiracy Allegations

Lukoil denies allegations made by small American firm, Green Oil, that it has conspired to artificially raise prices in the US.

Russoft 2007: Putting the Focus on Russian IT

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