№11 November 2010
A Chicagoan in Russia Offers a Perspective on Bribery and Corruption Illinois-Style
I was talking to a guy from Texas the other day who wants to sell oilfield equipment to Russian companies. “It’s hard to work in Russia,” he said. Why? “They want bribes here and we’re a U.S. company. We can’t bribe. It’s against the law....
The world financial crisis precipitated a ticker tape parade of stories in the Russian media this autumn that suggested that development of offshore oil and gas in the giant Shtokman gas-condensate field might again be delayed.
Overcoming the stagnation in Russian oil production will only be possible through a significant increase in investment in existing fields and the exploration and development of new ones. The option of conserving the oil resources in the ground is not best idea.
Natalia Nicholaevna Andreeva’s reputation as a prominent expert in the oil and gas industry is based upon an incredible breadth of experience. The current benefactor of her talent is the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, where she is a professor.
When drilling deep, super-deep, and especially horizontal boreholes it is extremely important to provide the high performance reliability of Drill String, reduce its stressed-deformed state and provide trouble-free service under extreme loads and at high temperatures.