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05.06.2014 Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya up for modernization

Less than two months after the first oil was shipped from Gazprom’s controversial Prirazlomnaya platform in the Pechora Sea, the company announces a tender for modernization of the installation, Barents Observer said on June 4.

03.06.2014 Russia’s Prirazlomnaya platform rescue team approved by authorities

The ad-hoc rescue team of the Prirazlomnaya platform has received a license from the Russian Energy Ministry for emergency operations. The team consists of 38 trained people (19 per each shift).

23.12.2013 Gazprom Begins Russian Arctic Offshore Production

Gazprom has begun oil production at the Prirazlomnoye deposit. This is Russia’s first Arctic offshore exploration project, which marks the start of establishing of a large hydrocarbon hub in the region.

10.11.2013 Prirazlomnaya Rig: Myths and Reality

In September, Greenpeace activists attempted to board the Prirazlomnaya oil rig in the Pechora Sea as part of a protest against hydrocarbon production in the Arctic. Greenpeace proposes to turn the region with a fragile ecosystem into a protected zone.

25.10.2013 Norwegians Win Russian Arctic Contracts

Norwegian expertise in offshore oil and gas is increasingly conquering the Russian offshore petroleum market, Barents Observer reported on October 25.

02.07.2013 Gazprom's Prirazlomnaya Platform Ready to Drill

EXCLUSIVE, Moscow. The Prirzlomnaya oil platform working off shore in the Pechora Sea, is ready to commence drilling. "Within the next 10 days, test drilling will begin under load as part of the first launch of the platform", Gazprom Neft Shelf Executive Director Gennadiy Lyubin told journalists today.