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26.05.2014 Total in Siberia shale oil joint venture with Russia's Lukoil

French energy giant Total said Friday that it has signed a deal with Russia's second biggest oil firm Lukoil to explore and develop shale oil deposits in western Siberia.

21.04.2014 Recovering Tight Oil Geophysicists take the floor

The importance of bringing on stream Russia’s unconventional hydrocarbon resources has been duly recognized by local majors. OGE asked geophysical experts to share their views on how to unlock the vast potential of these formations. 

04.04.2014 Russian northern region governor wants cooperation with Germany on hard-to-recover oil

Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area-Yugra Governor Natalya Komarova has called on German colleagues to develop cooperation regarding hard-to-recover oil.

31.03.2014 Lukoil, Total to jointly explore Siberian shale oil

Lukoil and France's Total have signed a memorandum to develop the Bazhenov shale oil fields in western Siberia, Interfax news agency quoted Lukoil CEO Vagit Alekperov as saying on March 29, Reuters has reported.

24.03.2014 Gazprom Neft eyes deep oil of Russia’s South Ob field

Gazprom Neft Khantos has obtained a license to conduct geological exploration of the deep oil horizons of the southern part of the Ob field, the Achimov and Bazhenov formations in particular.

19.02.2014 Russia may become nation richest in oil reserves

Russia may become nation number one by oil reserves if non-traditional oil reserves are officially confirmed, Itar-Tass has cited natural resources minister Sergey Donskoy as saying.

04.02.2014 Halliburton Announces Unconventional Resource Development Partnership with Gubkin Russian State Oil and Gas University

Halliburton has signed a partnership agreement with Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas for the development of unconventional resources in Russia, including the Bazhenov shale play, the company reported in a news release.

22.01.2014 Shale Revolution Opens New Horizons In Horizontal Drilling

The first successes of “shale revolution”, itself associated with the development of horizontal drilling and fracturing technologies, led to a sharp uptick in the horizontal wells.

04.11.2013 Regional Authorities To Expedite Rosneft Activity At Bazhenov

Rosneft, along with Lukoil and Surgutneftegaz will enjoy support from the government of the Khanty-Mansyisk-Yugra autonomous area and personally Governor Natalya Komarova, Pravda URFO reports.

01.10.2013 SPE Moscow To Hold Technical Workshop On Russia's Bazhenov Shale Play

A technical Workshop dedicated to the Bazhenov and other unconventional resources in Russia will be hosted in Moscow Russia by the Moscow branch of the SPE on 6 November, 2013, Moscow, Russia. The deadline for registration is 30 October 2013.