MURMANSK, September 29 (Itar-Tass) — The fourth international conference “The Arctic Shelf Exploration: Step-by-Step” is opening in Murmansk in the Russian north on Thursday.
The delegates to the forum include representatives of Gazprom, Statoil Russia, Total Prospecting Development Russia, Shtokman Development AG, The Oil and Gas Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences as well as other companies and research institutes.
The conference will discuss the participation of Russian and foreign companies in the development of the Shtokman deposit and other fields harbouring hydrocarbon resources, the development of the production basis and coastal infrastructure as well as gasification of the Arctic shelf, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Murmansk region told Itar-Tass.
The region’s governor, Dmitry Dmitriyenko, believes that his region will play the leading role in the development of Russian Arctic.
The Association of Oil and Gas Suppliers, the government and Duma of the Murmansk region and the Russian Gas Society have organized the conference.