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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...

Earthquake Deep Below Sea Of Okhotsk Has Scientists Puzzled
2013-09-20 04:06:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists know that on May 24, 2013, a magnitude 8.3 earthquake occurred beneath the Sea of Okhotsk off the coast of Russia. What they don’t know is how or why it happened. The earthquake occurred at a depth of approximately 378 miles (609 kilometers). However, according to Thorne Lay, professor of Earth and planetary sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and his colleagues, the intense pressure on the...

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2011-02-21 07:41:01

On an isolated segment of islands in the Pacific Ring of Fire, residents endure volcanoes, tsunamis, dense fog, steep cliffs and long and chilly winters. Sounds homey, huh? At least it might be for inhabitants of the Kuril Islands, an 810-mile archipelago that stretches from Japan to Russia. The islands, formed by a collision of tectonic plates, are nearly abandoned today, but anthropologists have learned that thousands of people have lived there on and off as far back as at least 6000 B.C.,...

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,...

2008-09-24 21:00:24

MAGADAN. Sept 24 (Interfax) - The criticism that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev leveled at Polyus Goldf (RTS: PLZL) does not mean that the government intends to strip the country's No. 1 gold producer of its license to develop the big Natalkinskoye deposit in the Magadan region, Economic Development Minister Elvira Nabiullina told reporters in Magadan. "The president's criticism of the company does not mean that the government intends to strip it of the license to develop the deposit,"...

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...

2006-08-19 01:17:08

TOKYO (Reuters) - The body of a Japanese fisherman killed this week when a Russian patrol boat shot at a crabbing vessel in disputed waters between the two countries, was returned to Japan on Saturday, the foreign ministry said. Moscow has expressed sadness over Wednesday's incident, which was the first fatality in the decades-old territorial dispute in 50 years, but blamed the death on the Japanese side for intruding into Russian waters. A Japanese foreign ministry official sailed...

2006-08-18 21:23:14

TOKYO (Reuters) - Russia on Saturday handed over the body of a Japanese fisherman killed when one of its patrol boats shot at a crabbing vessel in disputed waters between the two countries, the Japanese foreign ministry said. Russia has expressed regret over Wednesday's incident, which was the first fatality in the decades-old territorial dispute in 50 years, but blamed the death on the Japanese side for intruding into Russian waters. A Japanese foreign ministry official was...


Latest Sea of Okhotsk Reference Libraries

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2006-02-27 14:33:05

The Steller's Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. This bird can be foiund on the Kamchatka peninsula, the coastal area around the Sea of Okhotsk, the lower reaches of the Amur River and on northern Sakhalin and Shantar, Russia. The majority migrate further south in winter to the southern Kuril islands and Hokkaido, Japan. This species is classified as vulnerable, with a decreasing estimated population of 5,000. The main threats to its...

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2006-02-23 13:51:46

The Crested Auklet is a small seabird of the family Alcidae which nests in huge colonies (greater than 1 million individuals) in the Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk. They often breed in mixed-species colonies with Least Auklets, their smaller relative. The Crested Auklet can be recognized by two characteristics during the breeding season. The first is its 'crest', a group of bristle feathers located above its eye on the top of its head. The second is an odor that the auklets produce during...

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