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Lack of adequate vessels a hot topic in Russia Offshore

French oil giant Total and Canadian Chevron were the largest partners at the Russia Offshore 2012 event, organised in Moscow on 26 – 29 March 2012. Both companies presented the various offshore operations in which they are engaged around the world.

Total has been operating in Russia for two decades. It is a minority shareholder in companies such as Novatek, which has continually expanded its participation in new offshore projects.

For instance, Bill Scott, Chevron's Arctic Centre's Managing Director, described test drillings performed in Alaskan waters in the 70s and 80s. This summer, the crew of the Fennica will become familiar with the oil platform Kulluk, which was also presented as it was in years gone by.

Arctia's Managing Director, Tero Vauraste, gave a speech during a presentation involving co-presenters such as Vjatseslav Ruksha, CEO of Rosatomflot, and Jevgeni Appolov, Vice President of Shipbuilding Institute Krylov. The subsequent panel discussion was chaired by Esko Mustamäki, Director of Arctech's Helsinki shipyard.

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