Gazprom to use its own rigs in the Sea of Okhotsk

Gazprom to use its own rigs in the Sea of Okhotsk

Moscow: The Polyarnaya Zvezda and Severnoye Siyaniye semi-submersible drilling rigs of Gazprom Flot are ready for this year’s drilling season, the company said following a working trip to Sakhalin in Russia’s Far East.
The two rigs will work at the wells of the Kirinskoye gas and condensate field located 28 km off  Sakhalin Island in the Sea of Okhotsk.
Gazprom Flotis a 100% owned subsidiary of Russian energy giant Gazprom, formed in 1994 to assist in exploration work and the development of offshore oil and gas deposits on the continental shelf of the Russian Federation.
The Polyarnaya Zvezda and Severnoye Siyaniye were delivered from Vyborg Shipbuilding Plant in 2011.
The platforms are designed for operation under the Arctic conditions and can drill exploration and production wells down to 7,500 m at water depths between 70 and 500 m.

Hans Thaulow

Hans Henrik Thaulow is an Oslo-based journalist who has been covering the shipping industry for the last 15 years. As well as some work for the Informa Group, Hans was the China correspondent for TradeWinds. He also contributes to Maritime CEO magazine. Hans’ shipping background extends to working as a shipbroker trainee with Simpson, Spence & Young in Hong Kong.

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