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Editor's Letter

I Just Can’t  Bear it!  Spring is here

Send Your Pics to OGE’s 1st Siberian Bear  Photo Contest

Pat Davis Szymczak

Les Tomlin of Trican Well Services Ltd. in Calgary sent OGE these bear pictures which were taken at a BP tank farm in Alaska. “From the size of the man ladder, these must have been some cubs that were...

Main Article

Surgutneftegaz Warns of Oil Production Fall Due toTaxes

Surgutneftegaz may loose a third of production long term if the government does not alleviate its tax burden, the company's CEO said

Cover Story

Tatneft Field-Tests Lufkin’s SAM Intelligent Well Technology

The accuracy and precision of data is key when it comes to measuring oil and gas production volumes and flow rates

Lufkin Controllers Can Resolove Production Problems on Many Levels

NGDU (Oil-and-gas producing division) Almetyevneft took the lead in introduction of Lufkin Automation controllers for sucker-rod pumps at Tatneft, having suggested their testing at one of the leading oil-producing fields of the company

Notes from the PAS

 The first SAM Well Manager controllers were installed at Almetyevneft enterprises in one day in cooperation with Lufkin representatives after the assembly works at the well. Lufkin representatives made a detailed demonstration of the troller setup process, initial training and  on-site instruction

3-D Modeling

New Challenges in Geomodeling. Prompt Search for Next Generation Solution in 3D Analysis

So far, in the oil and gas industry, 3D grids have been used by two populations of geoscientists:  the reservoir geologist and the reservoir engineers

News from the Russian Branch of Paradigm™

In the second half of February, НР and Intel made an announcement of the completion of realization of the project on construction of a computer complex intended for solving problems of seismic data processing and migration for the company Paradigm™


Oil Refining in Russia. Majors Plan Upgrades to Raise Product Quality

Upgrade and construction of new oil refineries play a considerable role in the plans of Russian oil companies. The goal is to improve the quality of products, increase production capacities of the plants and deepen oil refining


Mini LNG Plants Can Guarantee Gas Supplies to Even the Most Remote Regions

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) production is based on significant (approximately 600 times) reduction of volume of this gas

Pipes & Tubulars

Russian Pipe Makers Implement New Large-Scale Projects

Last year 8.7 million tons of pipes were produced in Russia. All main market segments saw a production increase over 2006 levels. Striving to keep pace, domestic companies are planning several large-scale projects. Work on some of them has already begun

Gas Production

Rising Gas Exports, Demand for New Supply Guarantees Future of Russia's Indepent Gas Producers on the Russian Gas Market

Equipment Manufacturing

Komatsu Sites New Plant in Yaroslavl

An investment agreement was signed by Komatsu Group and the regional administration of Yaroslavl in late February. According to the agreements, the Japanese company is to construct an assembly plant for construction equipment and forklifts in Yaroslavl region

More Top Features

Mini LNG Plants Offer Safe and Cost Effective Solutions

An Interview with Vladimir Kudravets, Commercial Director, Promtechnokom

West Siberian Resources Seals Merger with Alliance Oil

West Siberian Resources Ltd announced the successful completion of a merger with Alliance Oil

Gazprom Gets Rights on Chayanda Field

Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom has been awarded the rights to develop the large Chayanda gas field in Siberia without an auction

Russian Offshore Development Costs Over 60 Trln Rubles

Russian oil major Rosneft said more than RUB 60 trln (>2.55 trln USD) is needed to develop Russian offshore fields within indisputable areas until 2050, Rosneft Sergey Bogdanchikov said at a meeting of the Sea Board in Moscow

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