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№ 2 (February 2008)

Editor's Letter

OGE Opens a U.S. Office at Houston’s Galleria

Pat Davis Szymczak

I’m just back from holidays in Houston with great news for 2008!
First, Oil&Gas Eurasia has opened a Houston office in the Galleria to better serve our North and South American clients and Russian clients seeking contacts in North and South America. Heading that office is Ryan J.D. Titsch, our new Western Hemisphere Sales Manager.

You can telephone our office free of charge if you are calling from inside the United States by dialing (1) 866-544-3640. Otherwise, dial (1) 832 369 7516 or to reach Ryan direct, call (1) 713-202-7528. Ryan’s email is  [email protected].

Ryan is well known in Houston oil and gas circles having represented the magazine Offshore Engineer for Atlantic Publishing the last four years. And that Galleria address by the way is Eurasia Press, Inc., Galleria Tower 1, 2700 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 1400, Houston, Texas 77056.

We believe that by establishing an office in Houston Oil&Gas Eurasia will be able to better serve its clients and expand its growing distribution into strategic oil and gas centers in the United States, Canada and South America where Russian companies are active. If you know someone who would like to receive a sample copy or subscribe to Oil&Gas Eurasia, call our Houston office.

But that’s not all that’s new. In Europe, Brian Passey has assumed the duties of Global Sales Director based in Henley-on-Thames outside of London. He’s brought on board two new sales representatives for Europe – David Hoggarth and Mike Brown. For European sales contact Brian at +44 (0) 149-162-8000. Email: [email protected].

And in Moscow, Ram Kumar has joined our headquarters office in sales. Ram hails from India and is a long time Moscow expat and fluent Russian speaker who comes to OGE from the Moscow-based expat lifestyle magazine Passport
(www.passportmagazine.ru). Ram will be working with key international accounts in Moscow as well as exploring ways to expand Oil&Gas Eurasia’s reach into Asia. His email is: [email protected].

We’re looking forward to 2008 as a big year for Oil&Gas Eurasia! And we owe our growth to you, our loyal readers and advertisers from around the world.
Flying Singapore Airlines Moscow–Houston Non-Stop And turning now to news from other companies, I find myself talking again about Houston and the best news I’ve heard yet this year. Singapore Airlines is launching in March the first ever non-stop flight from Moscow to Houston – and it’s flying out of my favorite airport, Domodedovo! Check out the website www.singaporeair.com!

I am a frequent flyer on BA and I like BA  but the growing hassle of  transferring at Heathrow Airport moved me to try Delta this Christmas to the U.S. And though I hate to say it, it really is true that European airline service is a cut above that of U.S. airlines in terms of customer care. Flying on U.S. carriers since 9/11, I sometimes feel a bit like I’m on Soviet era Aeroflot when the cabin crew seemed to be in a terminal state of “bad mood”. And Delta flies from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. Need I say more?

Singapore Airlines though gets me back to Domodedovo Airport with its efficiencies, pleasant atmosphere, and customer friendly attitude. And Singapore Airlines has a reputation as one of, if not the best airlines in terms of customer care. Take the comfortable cabins, roomy seat configuration, and the in-flight entertainment system. Even economy class on Singapore features personal screens with a wide choice of entertainment programming and fully loaded with computer software so you can leave your laptop in overhead baggage, saving your work on a USB drive.

Delta’s 12 hour trans-Atlantic Greyhound bus in the sky offered overhead monitors in the aisle which gave me a stiff neck. And the movies? No choice and what was shown were kids movies! 

Singapore Airlines executives are open about the fact that the oil industry is their target audience in launching Moscow–Houston non-stop service. Singapore is already an oil hub for trading and offshore equipment transfer throughout Asia. Major offshore rig manufacturers Keppel and Sembawang are Singaporian. Recently, LUKOIL Overseas has opened an office in Singapore and the Singapore government is actively recruiting more Russian companies to do the same.  

So it’s logical to connect the oil hubs of Asia, Eurasia and North America enjoying good non-stop service on a great airline via a great airport in Moscow. And one last point – Domodedovo Airport is the gateway to Russia’s oil production heartland in Siberia, with the best connections to that region. When I go to OTC this May, I’ll fly to Houston on Singapore Airlines and as word gets out, I bet it will be a full flight.

Finally, I’d like to say a word about the SPE 2008 Oil&Gas Technology Conference & Exhibition. You’ve received already as a special mailing from Oil&Gas Eurasia a copy of the “Call for Papers” bulletin from SPE. The deadline for submitting papers to be considered for presentation at this cutting edge conference is now February 7. We urge you to consider submitting a paper. And if you need help, call Oil&Gas Eurasia in Moscow, (495) 620-3647 and ask for Yagmur Kurbanov in editorial, Alexander Rubanov in Marketing or myself. We’ll be glad to assist you. You can write an email also to [email protected]; [email protected] or myself at [email protected].

Alexander would also be pleased to send you a copy of our new digial flip-book format enabling you to read Oil&Gas Eurasia on your computer screen. You can also download a sample by visiting www.oilandgaseurasia.com and going to the subscription section.

As publisher and chief editor, I hope you enjoy this issue which focuses on natural gas and how Gazprom has turned itself around in the last year with regard to the face it presents to international community. Today, Europe regards Gazprom as a reliable partner in achieving energy security. As for its March issue, OGE will focus on drilling – the all important first step in producing those hydrocarbons. Happy reading!

 

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