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New topics of the RAO/CIS Offshore 2017 Conference program have been announced

12 - 15 September 2017, RAO/CIS Offshore, 13th International Conference and Exhibition for Oil and Gas Resources Development of the Russian Arctic and CIS Continental Shelf, will be held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

RAO/CIS Offshore is the event with a twenty-year history, which leading Russian scientists and the world's largest oil and gas companies. RAO/CIS Offshore obtains strong position among the world offshore oil and gas exhibitions and conferences. RAO/CIS Offshore is held on a biennial basis and brings together government officials, experts from Russian and foreign companies for discussion of the most important aspects of the Arctic and continental shelf offshore development. 

RAO/CIS Offshore 2017 Conference will start its work with a Plenary session «Realisation of shelf projects is a driving force of industrial and economic development».

The Organizing committee headed by Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, and the Program committee chaired by the Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Kirill Molodtsov and the Chairman of Research Council of Russian Academy of Sciences for Geology and Oil and Gas Resources Development Alexey Kontorovich, have approved 7 sessions topics currently:

  • Development of the oil and gas resource base of the Arctic and continental shelf
  • Infrastructure development of oil and gas fields in the Arctic and on the continental shelf of Russia
  • Engineering and technology for offshore oil and gas development
  • Construction of the modern fleet for development of schemes for oil and gas transportation by sea
  • Energy infrastructure for oil and gas fields development in the Russian Arctic zone
  • Safe and efficient development of oil and gas resources of the Arctic and on the continental shelf

For the first time the Forum will host a Special Session «The role of international projects in the geological study and evaluation of the resources of the Arctic, Far Eastern and inland seas of Eurasia», organized with the help of A.P. Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute. The session will discuss the issues of development of geological maps of the Circumpolar Arctic region, the Northern, Central and Eastern Asia and the Caspian region.

In 2017 RAO/CIS Offshore prepares ambitious exposition and extensive business program. The main directions of the exhibition are geology, technique and technologies of oil and gas resources development in arctic conditions and on continental shelf, shipbuilding and marine constructions, subsea equipment and pipelines, industrial and environmental safety, environmental protection; safety equipment and training, information technologies

Currently companies that have already confirmed participation include the leading Russian and international oil and gas and maritime companies - Lukoil, Gazprom Neft, Far Eastern Center of Shipbuilding and Shiprepair, Gazprom Flot, Aker Solutions, Sevmash, Krylov Russian Research Center, Oglaend System, Oceanpribor Concern and others.

Acknowledging the high importance of the Forum for the offshore oil and gas industry, leading global companies and mass media resources have become sponsors and partners of RAO/CIS Offshore 2017: Gazprom have become the General Sponsor, Rosneft, Gazprombank and Gazprom Neft have acquired the status of Official Sponsors, DNV GL and Gazprom Transgaz St. Petersburg – Sponsors. The Official Information Agency of RAO/CIS Offshore 2017 is a flagship information agency RIA “Novosti”, a part of MIA “Russia Today”.

The organizers of the RAO/CIS Offshore are: Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, Gazprom, Rosneft Oil Company, Gazprom VNIIGAZ, Research Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences for geology and development of oil and gas and coal deposits, and RESTEC® Exhibition Company.

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