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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,...

2008-11-05 15:00:35

LONDON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Argus, the international energy price reporting agency, has launched daily price assessments for Vityaz and Sokol crude oil from Russia's Sakhalin island. Argus is the first price reporting service to offer daily assessments of Vityaz, whose output is expected to be around 90,000 b/d this year, rising to an expected plateau of 150,000 b/d from 2010. Vityaz is now sent by pipeline to the south of Sakhalin and can be exported without winter ice interruptions,...

2008-10-03 21:00:19

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK. Oct 3 (Interfax) - Gazprom (RTS: GAZP) does not rule out that it could invite South Korea's Korea National Oil Corp. (KNOC) to work on the Western Kamchatka shelf, Viktor Timoshilov, Gazprom's Eastern Projects Coordinator, told journalists. KNOC worked earlier on the Western Kamchatka shelf together with oil company Rosneft (RTS: ROSN). But in August 2008 the company lost its license to this block. The government decided to transfer the license to the Western Kamchatka...

2008-10-03 21:00:19

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK. Oct 3 (Interfax) - Gazprom (RTS: GAZP) plans to launch production at the Kirinskoye gas field, which is part of the Sakhalin-3 project, in 2014, Viktor Timoshilov, head of the company's eastern projects coordination department, said at an oil and gas conference in Sakhalin. Gazprom will prepare design and estimate documentation in 2009- 2010, carry out seismic work and drill two wells, he said. "The field is expected to open in 2014," he said. Gas reserves at the...

2008-10-03 21:00:19

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK. Oct 3 (Interfax) - The Sakhalin-Khabarovsk- Vladivostok gas pipeline may have capacity of up to 30 billion cubic meters (bcm), Viktor Timoshilov, the coordinator for Gazprom's eastern projects, told journalists. Capacity will be roughly 10 bcm in the first phase to 2011. "We can reach one-third of the capacity of the pipeline in 2011," he said. The pipeline will be supplied with gas from the Sakhalin-1 project, and later from the Kirinskoye, East Odoptu and Ayashskoye...

2008-09-30 21:00:29

KHABAROVSK. Sept 30 (Interfax) - A system of trunk gas pipelines in Russia's Far East and Yakutia to deliver gas to local consumers and eventually abroad is taking shape. The Sakhalin - Khabarovsk - Vladivostok trunk gas pipeline will be start to operate on a commercial basis in the third quarter of 2011, Alexander Ananenkov, deputy chief executive of Gazprom (RTS: GAZP), said at the Third Far Eastern Economic Forum in Khabarovsk. "The pipeline will transport gas from the Sakhalin fields...

2008-09-30 21:00:29

MOSCOW. Sept 30 (Interfax) - Gazprom (RTS: GAZP) and South Korea's Kogas signed a memorandum of understanding on pipeline gas deliveries from Russia to South Korea, the Russian gas giant said. The memorandum states that a pipeline could be routed across the Korean Peninsula and that a justification of investment (JoI) for this could be ready by the end of 2010. The companies also decided to look at the possibilities for processing gas, building a gas chemicals plant and an LNG plant in...

2008-09-22 21:00:27

MOSCOW. Sept 22 (Interfax) - South Korea is interested in the construction of a gas pipeline from Russia, South Korean ambassador to Moscow Li Gyu Hyen has said. "We are considering the possibility in the future of constructing of a gas pipeline from Siberia to the Korean peninsula," he said at a briefing in Moscow. He admitted that such a project would face certain difficulties stemming, for instance, from the relations between the two Koreas. The ambassador also expressed his country's...

2008-09-03 03:00:22

By Anonymous Gazprom will shortly set a record in terms of cost for a gas pipeline project in Russia. Preliminary estimates of the 2,035-km project range from $21-24 billion - depending on the number of compressor stations. The gas will flow from Sakhalin- KhabarovskVladivostok, ending at the port. Construction is expected to start in September and should be finished by late 2011. The pipeline is projected to have a capacity of 36.5 Bern annually. Gazprom and Rosneft signed an agreement of...

2008-08-27 21:00:36

NEW DELHI: The Great Game doesn't get any more exciting. A British company explores for oil in western Siberia. A Chinese giant is interested in acquiring it. But an Indian company, which has lost several key deals in the recent past, goes all out and manages to clinch the deal. That seemingly implausible scenario is set to become fact as Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) homes in on UK-based Imperial Energy with a bid estimated at GBP1.4 billion (Rs 11,200 crore) - which would be...


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2009-09-29 13:59:10

Nipponosaurus, meaning "Japanese lizard", is a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (late Santonian - early Campanian age). It was discovered in 1934 during the construction of a hospital on Karafuto Prefecture (now Sinegorsk, Sakhalin, Russia). More material belonging to this specimen was recovered in the summer of 1937. Though the quality of bone preservation is poor, the skeleton is about 60% complete. It is still one of the most poorly understood lambeosaurine...

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