On May 19, 2017, Baltschug Kempinski Hotel was the venue of the 14th International Conference “Offshore Upstream Development in Russia and CIS 2017”, a premier industry event focusing on a discussion of strategies for tapping petroleum reserves of the Russian continental shelf given the country’s current financial and economic landscape, and showcasing state-of-the-art offshore upstream technologies and case studies offering specific solutions.

The conference is traditionally supported by Gazprom.

Among conference partners - Russian Gas Society, CCI France Russie, National Association of Oil and Gas Service, Sozvezdiye and Murmanshelf Associations.

Among speakers of the conference in 2017 were Anatoly Suvalov, Chief Technologist, Gazprom; Mikhail Rogovsky, Senior Manager, Directorate for Offshore Projects, LUKOIL; Alexey Gryzlov, General Director, Arcticmorneftegazrazvedka (Zarubezhneft), Rustam Romanenkov, Deputy General Director for legal, corporate and property matters at Gazprom Neft Shelf; Valeriy Timchenko, acting head of Emergency Rescue Operations and Oil Spill Response, Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot Federal Agency, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation; Alexey Fadeev, Program Manager for Offshore Projects Promotion, Gazpromneft-Sakhalin; Alexander Amiragyan, Deputy Head of the Department for Fuel and Energy Sector, The Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation; Konstantin Gorokhov, Head of Subsoil Licensing Department, Rosgeolexpertiza; Konstantin Stavrov, Head of the "Oceanographic Research Center", State Research Navigation-Hydrographic Institute (GNINGI); Alexey Dronov, General Director, NORD; Alexander Karaoglanov, Sales Director, UEC-Gas Turbines (ROSTEC Corporation); Marat Mansurov, Director of Centre for Offshore Oil & Gas Fields, Gazprom VNIIGAZ; Sergey Smirnov, Director, Sozvezdie, Arkhangelsk Regional Association of Oil and Gas Suppliers; Vadim Kravets, Lead Analyst, RPI; Vladimir Ryashin, Energy Advisor Russia, NORWEP – Norwegian Energy Partners; Arseny Mitko, Chairman of the Council of Young Scientists of North, Arctic Academy of Sciences and others.

The 2017 conference was attended by more than 45 leading Russian and foreign companies, with the total number of guests exceeding 100. The 2017 conference welcomed delegates from Gazprom, Rosneft, LUKOIL, Gazprom Neft Shelf, Gazprom Neft Sakhalin, Chernomorneftegaz, Arcticmorneftegazrazvedka, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, Rusgeology, GEOTECH Holding, ITT Industries Rus,Gazprom VNIIGAZ, ChTPZ, Sozvezdiya, NORD, NORWEP and many others, as well as Analytical Center for the Government of the RF, Rosmorrechflot of Ministry of Transport of the RF and other government officials.

The conference organizer, RPI, extends it thanks to the Sponsors of the event – ITT Company, The State Research Navigation-Hydrographic Institute (GNINGI) and NORD – for their support.

We invite industry players to get involved in assembling a 2018 Conference program. If you would like to showcase new technologies and share insights for upstream offshore development, please contact Conference Director Elena Konstantinova at Konstantinova.Elena@rpi-inc.ru, +7 (495) 502 54 33, and your application will be reviewed by the event’s Program Committee.
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