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Andrew Gould Delivers Keynote Speech at Howard Weil Energy Conference 2011 in New Orleans

Ladies and gentlemen good morning—it’s a great pleasure to be back in New Orleans for the 39th Howard Weil Energy Conference. In spite of the political turmoil and natural disasters that we have seen over the past two months, I’m going to try and convince you that the fundamentals for …

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Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of OAO TATNEFT

A regular meeting of the Board of Directors of OAO TATNEFT was held in the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan (Kazan) on March 26, 2011. The Board of Directors reviewed the budget execution of OAO TATNEFT for two months of 2011 and approved the budget for April …

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BP Remains Committed to Partner with Russia

BP announced today that an arbitral tribunal has ruled that the interim injunction issued to prevent BP’s proposed transaction with Rosneft, which includes Arctic exploration and a share swap transaction, from proceeding should continue. BP will now apply for a determination whether the share swap may proceed on its own. …

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Polarcus launches first 3D multi-client project

Polarcus Limited is pleased to announce that the Company will commence acquisition in Q2 2011 of its first 3D multi-client project, in Quad 28 of the UK Continental Shelf. The survey, with the potential to cover an area of up to 2,000 square kilometers, is supported through industry pre-funding. The …

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ABS Says The Time Is Now for Floating LNG Concept

ABS Vice President of Global Gas William J. Sember says the classification society is in advanced stages of design review for a number of Floating LNG (FLNG) concepts, as this technology moves ever closer to reality. Speaking at the Gastech 2011 conference, where he chaired the technical session on FLNG …

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New Schlumberger Quartz Gauges Deliver Reliable High-Resolution HPHT Measurements

Signature Gauges Help Reveal Reservoir Quality in all Testing Operating Environments Schlumberger today announced the introduction of Signature* quartz gauges for well testing operations. The new gauges operate reliably in rugged downhole conditions to obtain high-quality pressure measurements throughout a test, even in high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) conditions up to 30,000 …

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Exillon Energy Updates

Exillon Energy plc, a British listed independent oil producer, with assets in two oil-rich regions of northern Russia, Timan-Pechora (“Exillon TP”) and West Siberia (“Exillon WS”), is pleased to announce that well EWS I – 38 successfully found oil on the eastern part of the East EWS I field, and …

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The ROGTEC Interview: Eric Blossom, Director for Russia & CIS, INOVA

I understand there have been recent changes at INOVA – what is your position and how long have you held this position? In March 2010, INOVA Geophysical was formed as the result of a joint venture between ION Geophysical and BGP, the world’s largest geophysical service company. The new venture …

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Russian Offshore: Tapping the Potential Part 2: The Caspian

Mark Thomas While the Arctic region is only now opening up its doors, another Russian offshore sector is already forging head with projects – the northern part of the Caspian Sea. The shallow waters here have seen companies like Lukoil establish itself as a major force in the region, in …

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Russian Arctic Thaws with Rosneft-BP Deal

Mark Thomas Russia’s offshore arctic shelf has become one of the most scrutinized frontier oil and gas sectors in the world, thanks to the ground-breaking deal done between Rosneft and BP. But while most western observers have chosen to look at what the agreement means in terms of benefits for …

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