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2014-01-16 04:20:16

ABERDEEN, Scotland, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Petrotechnics, the global leader for transforming frontline Operational Performance and Lowering Operational Risk in Hazardous Industries, announced today, its joint collaboration with Sakhalin Energy to deliver Petrotechnics' world class Train the Trainer Programme to key staff to continue to build strong local self-sufficient safety expertise. Three Sakhalin Energy employees have successfully completed the 'Train...

2008-11-07 15:00:18

A 496-mile Russian oil and gas pipeline from the Sea of Okhotsk to Prigorodnoye is on line and has begun operations, an energy company official said. Marina Makarova, manager in charge of the pipeline at Sakhalin Energy Co., said the pipeline, which began filling with gas and oil Thursday, is scheduled to receive its first tanker for shipment by the end of the year, Itar-Tass reported. Within a month, it should be pumping oil from offshore deposits in the Sea of Okhotsk to Prigorodnoye,...

2008-07-18 21:00:26

GORKI, Moscow Region. July 18 (Interfax) - Sakhalin-1, a consortium set up to locate and produce oil and natural gas on Russia's Sakhalin island and immediately offshore, will additionally sell 1.5 billion to 2 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Russian Far Eastern regions, Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin said on Friday. Russia's natural gas monopoly Gazprom (RTS: GAZP) and oil company Rosneft (RTS: ROSN) have signed an agreement on "interaction in the supply of gas for Far Eastern...

2008-07-14 21:00:28

MOSCOW. July 14 (Interfax) - Companies operating three oil projects in Russia under product-sharing agreements failed to ensure the planned level of oil production stipulated in the PSAs in 2007, the Audit Chamber said in a statement. An Audit Chamber session chaired by Chairman Sergei Stepashin in early July considered the results of inspections into the effectiveness of the government's activities in managing existing projects being carried out based on PSAs. The statement says that...

2008-07-10 00:00:15

MOSCOW. July 9 (Interfax) - Twelve Russian and international environmental organizations have called for rerouting the Sakhalin- 1 oil pipeline in order to remove the danger it poses to the population of gray whales. "In a letter sent to Rex Tillerson, chief executive of Exxon [the operator of Sakhalin-1 project], environmental organizations including WWF, Greenpeace, Sakhalin Environmental Watch and others call for altering the route of the Sakhalin-1 oil pipeline to remove the danger to...

2006-07-01 23:55:31

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese man left behind on the Russian island of Sakhalin at the end of World War Two smiled and held hands with family members as he returned to Japan for the first time in nearly seven decades. Yoshiteru Nakagawa, 79, who moved to Sakhalin with his family before the war began, was separated from them in 1945 when his mother and younger sister evacuated to Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido and was subsequently not heard from for years. Riding in a...

2006-05-02 01:25:00

By Tom Bergin STARODUBSKOYE, Russia -- Soil particles hang suspended in the frozen water and machine-crushed stone has replaced pebbles on the riverbed since a consortium led by Royal Dutch Shell dug it up to lay an oil pipeline. "There was a spawning ground here but they have destroyed it," said Dmitry Lisitsyn, an environmentalist on Sakhalin island, a harsh, starkly beautiful land off Russia's Far East. Lisitsyn said that when the thaw comes, soil particles in the ice and from damaged...

2005-10-26 07:13:16

By Andrew Hurst YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, Russia (Reuters) - For generations there have been few better ways to get to know Russia than by traveling across it by train. The trans-Siberian railway, which was the only reliable means of land transport linking the country's European and Asian halves, has drawn many foreigners on a five-day trip across Russia's bleak and breathtaking steppe. What is less well known is that Sakhalin, an island off Russia's Far East coast, has its own railway and...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'