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Unique Collaboration Proves Way To Minimize Seismic Survey Impacts On Rare Whales And Other Species
2014-01-20 07:59:30

International Union for the Conservation of Nature A step-by-step guide to reducing impacts on whales and other marine species during seismic sea floor surveys has been developed by experts with IUCN's Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. In a study published in the journal Aquatic Mammals the authors present the most thorough, robust and practical approach to minimizing and monitoring the risk of harm to vulnerable marine species when...

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2011-07-12 09:15:00

Delegates meeting at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) conference in the Channel Islands warn that oil and gas exploration in the Russian Far East continues to threaten the livelihood of the critically endangered gray whale that spends its summer feeding along Sakhalin Island, according to a recent BBC News report. IWC scientists say that companies using seismic guns to find oil and gas in the area are taking steps to reduce impact, but they said those companies need to do more to...

2011-02-22 09:22:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Drilling (NYSE: PKD), operator of the Yastreb land drilling rig for customer Exxon Neftegas Limited (ENL), announced today that it has provided operations services for drilling the world's longest well, Odoptu OP-11, from Sakhalin Island, Russia. The Odoptu OP-11 well reached a total measured depth of 40,502 feet (7.67 miles) to set a world record for extended-reach drilling (ERD). The Odoptu OP-11 also set a world record with a horizontal...

2011-01-18 00:00:39

Platform's construction could threaten future of sub-species Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 17, 2011 Sakhalin Energy Investment Company "“ part owned by Shell "“ has announced plans to build a major oil platform near crucial feeding habitat of the Western North Pacific gray whale population in the Russian Far East. Only around 130 whales of the critically endangered Western population exist today, and their primary feeding habitat "“ off Sakhalin Island "“...

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2011-01-17 08:35:31

Sakhalin Energy Investment Company "“ part owned by Shell "“ has announced plans to build a major oil platform near crucial feeding habitat of the Western North Pacific gray whale population. Only around 130 whales of the critically endangered Western population exist today, and their primary feeding habitat "“ off Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East "“ is already besieged by multiple oil and gas exploration and development projects. The construction and operation...

2010-09-07 17:29:30

Russian oil and gas company Rosneft is conducting oil and gas exploration work that may have caused the critically endangered western gray whale to flee its main feeding ground. Tests and offshore installment of equipment by Rosneft for a major seismic survey began in late August, despite repeated calls from 12 governments, NGOs, scientists and the public to postpone the survey because of potential risks to the whales. Rosneft started preparations for the survey last month near Sakhalin...

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2009-04-25 08:05:00

Conservation groups advocating the protection of critically endangered gray whales say they have cause to celebrate. After extended talks with Russian gas and oil companies, the groups say they have managed to win agreements from several firms to end seismic drilling work in order to give the struggling whales a chance to breed undisturbed. The energy companies' agreement to suspend work comes on the heels of recent research studies that demonstrated how their methods of extracting fossil...

2008-08-05 09:01:22

HOUSTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Parker Drilling Company announced today a new contract to design the drilling package for the Sakhalin-1 Arkutun-Dagi offshore platform. The Arkutun-Dagi Field, offshore Sakhalin Island, Russia, is one of the three offshore fields to be developed by the Sakhalin-1 project, which when combined with the Chayvo and Odoptu fields has recoverable reserves of 2.3 billion barrels of oil and 17.1 trillion cubic feet of gas. All three fields are being...

2008-07-20 15:00:29

By Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 20--BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. says it has started development of its long-planned Liberty project in the Alaska Beaufort Sea. In a briefing in Anchorage, company officials said the project will cost $1.5 billion and is expected to produce about 100 million barrels with a peak rate of 40,000 barrels per day. Liberty is five miles offshore, in federally owned outer continental shelf waters, and is about eight miles east of the...

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...