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Editor's Letter

Russia Must Look Beyond Big Oil to Keep Its Economy Booming

Pat Davis Szymczak

Oil&Gas Eurasia this year was proud to participate as a media sponsor in the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia’s 9th annual investment conference.
The day-long event drew a crowd of 200 or so delegates – U.S. and Russian nationals – to discuss among...

Main Article

Bentec Wins Contract for four 250 ton HR 4500 Cluster Slider™ Rigs

Featured Article

Gazprom Elects New Chairman of Board

Based on the voting results the annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom has formed the Company’s Board of Directors

Cover Story

NG-Energo and Cummins Join Up to Power Drilling Rigs in Yamal

In mid-April, executives and technical specialists of Russia’s major drilling companies took part in presentation of a diesel power complex with a capacity of 4,360 kW developed by NG-Energo

Konstantin Paikov, NG-Energo Chief Engineer

It has been an example of successful cooperation between NG-Energo, Uralmash-VNIIBT and Cummins, so it can be noted that the system is rather simple and reliable in terms of design

In Memoriam

A Tribute to Stalin's Oil Commissar the Late Nikolai Baibakov

In the Russian oil industry the senior workers are reverentially called “patriarchs”. And the greatest of these was  Nikolai Baibakov, Stalin’s “Oil Commissar” who died April 3, 2008 at the age of 97

R&D

Gubkin Oil&Gas University Summarized the Results of the First Contest of Young Specialists’ Projects

Last spring, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas started an experiment – the first contest of initiative projects of young specialists, which was aimed at stimulation of the development of applied sciences within the University framework (see OGE, Issue No. 7, 2007, page 32-38)

Drilling Equipment

Top Drives Make a Driller’s Life Go Round More Easily

Top drive system (TDS) significantly facilitates the work of specialists during drilling operations. Irrespective of the position of the drilling string, with the help of TDS it can be rotated in any direction

Pumps

Rotary Vortex Pumps – From Theory to Practice

Completely new design of hydro-mechanical machines invented in Russia late in the last century is used at present in manufacturing of rotary vortex pumps (RVP) for the oil industry. (There was the publication regarding the operating principles and design characteristics of RVP in issue № 3, 2004)

Hydrogenation

Hydrogenation Methods Refine Heavy Oil Stock

The catalytic cracking of vacuum distillate which had not undergone any preliminary desulfurization makes it possible to produce gasoline cuts, containing 0.25- 0.40 mass percent of sulfur and diesel oil cuts, containing 1.5-2.0 mass percent of sulfur

More Top Features

Putin Names New Cabinet

Incoming Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced a cabinet line-up on which combined key ministers and powerful Kremlin figures into an unusually strong team under his command

Petrobras to Hire 40 Drilling Rigs

Petrobras announced its intent to hire 40 drilling ships and semi-submersible drilling platforms to operate in deep and ultra-deep waters

Russian Government Tells Majors to Pump More Oil

Russia's influential deputy prime minister Igor Sechin has held a second meeting in two weeks with top oil executives to discuss how to avoid a decline in oil output this year

Tony Hayward Addresses at Rosneft AGM

BP's CEO talked about cooperation with Russian NOC at the Rosneft's annual general shareholers meeting

Gazprom Is Ready to Join TNK-BP

Gazprom would consider joining the Russian-British oil group TNK-BP once a shareholder conflict within TNK-BP is resolved, a Gazprom official said

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