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Editor's Letter

Energistics Teams Up with ONGC, SEG to Initiate a New Geophysical Standards Project


Pat Davis Szymczak

I’m writing from Houston, Texas where I have visited with Energistics and concluded an agreement under which Oil&Gas Eurasia will support the organization as official media partner in Russia.

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Main Article

U.S. Mulls Jackson-Vanik

(Moscow Times) - The U.S. Congress could act on legislation this year to establish "permanent normal trade relations" with both Russia and Kazakhstan and to eliminate tariffs on goods from Georgia, a senior Democratic lawmaker said.


Featured Article

TGS-NOPEC Moscow Explores the Northern Seas of Russia

The era of easy exploration in Russia and the rest of the world could be behind us. Over time more sophisticated exploration methods have been introduced in order to hit oil and/or gas.

More Top Features

ION Enters The "Solutions Year"

ION is a leading technology-focused seismic solutions company that provides advanced acquisition equipment, software and planning and seismic processing services to the global oil & gas industry.

Unique Solutions Creating High-Precision Subsurface Models

The degree of economic efficiency and the  field life cycle depends in many ways on how deep the specialists understand its geological structure. At the stage of exploration and initial evaluation, the a priori geological model makes it possible to avoid drilling of “dry” wells and helps to put the field on production.

Leading the Way - Geoelectrical Prospecting Enhances the Search for Oil & Gas

In recent years the new ideas about capabilities of electromagnetic methods of oil and gas prospecting have been developed.

"... the End of an Era" – Part Two

The second of two parts, reprinted with permission of the Russian business weekly Expert and the American Chamber of Commerce's AmCham News. Part one appeared in Oil&Gas Eurasia, December / January 2009 available at

Gazpromneft’s 3D Sleuths Find New Oil in Tapped Out Fields

In recent years the quality of processing and interpretation of 3D seismic survey data has moved to a new level due to new technologies, software and supercomputers. Seismic surveys based on the latest innovations in this sphere can yield new, interesting and sometimes unexpected results.

Geotrace Technologies Increase Seismic Data Resolution

Geotrace HFI™ and BE™ technologies were used to extend the high frequency band reflection spectrum of 2D and 3D stacked data acquired in a number of fields in Western and Eastern Siberia, and Kazakhstan.

Implementation of New Reserves Classification Is Suspended

Last December, the RF Minister of Natural Resources, Yuri Trutnev, signed an order to delay the implementation of new classifications of oil and combustible gas reserves and undiscovered potential resources, until 2012.

New Interpretation Software Helps Avoid Dry Holes

The most important question any E&P company must answer is – How Can I Avoid a Dry Hole? The answer – focus on risk reduction. Evaluating possible risk before drilling is much more economical than drilling a non-producing well.

Gazprom Opens Russia's First LNG Plant

Russian and Japanese leaders will jet to the Pacific island of Sakhalin this week for the debut of Russia's first LNG plant, a project the Japanese hope will advance their energy security despite its controversial history.

Opening Day - Russian LNG Plant Begins Operation

Russia opened its first liquefied natural gas plant today on Sakhalin Island, allowing operator OAO Gazprom to access new export routes to Asia and the U.S.

Medvedev Opens Russia's First Liquified Natural Gas Plant

President Dmitry Medvedev today opened Russia’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant built by Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Limited (Sakhalin Energy).

Russia Refuses to Approve Exxon’s Sakhalin Project, Sankei Says


Russia’s government refused to approve a budget proposal for the Sakhalin-1 oil and natural gas project led by Exxon Mobil Corp. and a Japanese venture, the Sankei newspaper reported, citing unnamed officials.


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