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27.08.2014 Sanctions Could Jeopardize Security on Prirazlomnaya Platform

The Prirazlomnaya platform is packed with Norwegian technology and is likely to soon feel the consequences of the western export ban on oil and gas equipment, reports.

28.05.2014 Dutch arrest Greenpeace activists on Russian oil-drilling rig

Dutch police arrested six Greenpeace activists on May 27 after they prevented a Russian oil-drilling platform from leaving for the Arctic by chaining it to a dock in a Netherlands port, China Daily reported on May 28. 

10.04.2014 SOCAR-AQS to drill new wells in Azerbaijan’s West Absheron

SOCAR-AQS LLC, an integrated drilling and well services management company in Azerbaijan, will drill 10 new wells in the West Absheron offshore field, the company said on April 9.

01.04.2014 Azerbaijan’s SOCAR to set up new platform in Caspian Sea

Azerbaijan's state energy company SOCAR is planning to set up a new platform at the Darwin Bank field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, Azernews reported on March 31.

19.02.2014 Azerbaijan to build new platform at Guneshli field

The Azerbaijani state firm SOCAR’s Ecological Department has been working on the assessment of environmental impact from the construction of new deep-water sea platform No 7 at the Guneshli field.

06.01.2014 Three reported killed as Saudi Aramco platform sinks

Saudi Aramco said in a statement that the bodies of three expatriate workers had been recovered after a mobile maintenance platform sank in the Al-Safaniya offshore oilfield area on December 27, Hazardex reported on January 3.

19.11.2013 Eni Builds Giant Platform for Norway Field

A giant platform currently under construction in South Korea could be ready to pump the first Barents Sea oil already next fall, Barents Observer reported on November 18.

28.10.2013 Statoil Wants New Drilling and Processing Platform in North Sea

Statoil said on October 28 that together with Petoro and the other licence partners, it has worked hard to find a good solution for extending the life of the Snorre field in the North Sea to 2040.

23.10.2013 Sakhalin Energy Defers Plan to Build Oil Platform over Whales

In a victory for conservationists, an oil platform planned near the habitat of a critically endangered whale population has been postponed for at least five years, World Wildlife Fund said on October 21.