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2014-07-14 08:21:55

ZUG, Switzerland, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) entered into agreements with Rosneft for the sale of the Company's land drilling and workover operations in Russia and Venezuela. The consideration is $500 million in cash. The Russian rig operations include 61 land drilling crews and a fleet of workover rigs, essentially pulling units while the Venezuela operations include 6 land drilling rigs. The rig staffing is approximately 7,800 in Russia...

2011-02-22 12:35:00

In an interview published on Tuesday, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's deputy blamed Google Inc for stirring up trouble in the revolution that ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. "Look what they have done in Egypt, those highly-placed managers of Google, what manipulations of the energy of the people took place there," Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin told the Wall Street Journal. Sechin gave no further details on his concerns. Google executive Wael Ghonim became an unlikely hero...

2009-06-05 12:32:00

LONDON, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Russian crude price benchmark based on Asia-Pacific spot sales could soon emerge, according to an Argus presentation at the prestigious St Petersburg International Economic Forum in front of Russian president Dmitry Medvedev. The completion of the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline will enable exports of Russian crude from a new oil terminal at Kozmino in Russia's far east. Russian crude is predominantly sold to markets in Europe and the US, where...

2009-02-17 09:39:25

Russia and China have signed long-term energy agreements, including oil supply and delivery contracts, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin said Tuesday. Sechin said Russia will ship 110 million barrels of crude oil annually to China for 20 years, RIA Novosti reported. The documents signed also include agreements on the East Siberian-Pacific Ocean oil pipeline currently under construction. Russia was seeking $25 billion in loans to help finance pipeline construction, RIA Novosti said.

2008-12-08 08:34:13

The Russian government may be using a 2-year-old mining accident as an excuse to take over the mining company Uralkali, observers said. Uralkali stock has plunged 60 percent since the government, in October, reopened an inquiry into a the mining accident, The New York Times reported Monday. Deputy prime minister Igor Sechin has threatened the company, which made $550 million in the first six months of the year, with crippling fines, the Times said. The company was previously absolved of all...

2008-10-06 18:00:30

TALAKAN (Yakutia). Oct 6 (Interfax) - Transneft (RTS: TRNF) started up an 1,100-kilometer segment of Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline (ESPO) on Saturday. It is the first segment of the pipeline to be put in operation. Transneft head Nikolai Tokarev said the company would maintain its operational tempo and complete the first phase of ESPO in December 2009. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at pump station No. 10 at the Talakan field. Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin, Energy...

2008-10-03 09:00:33

Text of report by Gazprom-owned, editorially independent Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy on 3 October [Presenter] Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin may head the board of directors of INTER RAO UES in the near future. Our correspondent Vladimir Rominskiy has the details about the possible high-profile appointment. [Correspondent] A new board of directors will be elected at the extraordinary shareholders' meeting of the company INTER RAO that will take place on 23 October. Deputy Prime...

2008-10-02 15:00:57

Excerpt from "Vesti" news report by state-owned Russian television channel Rossiya on 2 October [Presenter] At another working meeting today, [Russian Prime Minister] Vladimir Putin discussed the construction of the strategic oil pipeline Eastern Siberia - Pacific Ocean, the ESPO. Its first 1,000-km-section, from Talakan to Tayshet, will be launched tomorrow, and it will start taking oil to the Angarsk oil refinery. [Passage omitted: background details] As the prime minister said today,...

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