Russian-Norwegian seminar

Russian-Norwegian seminar “Ecological risks in the Petroleum Industry”, organized by the Ministry of Natural Recourses and Environment of Russian Federation, Norwegian Environment Agency and, also, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas took place on 20 and 21 of October at Russian State University of Oil and Gas.

High importance of the seminar has been noticed by its moderators: Y. Thompson – councilor at Norway’s Ministry of Climate and Environment, T.A. Malashkevich – head of Department of Environmental Governmental Policy and Regulation at Ministry of Natural Recourses and Environment of Russian Federation and A.B. Zolotukhin – councilor at rector’s office at Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas and scientific director at Institute of Oil & Gas Technologies for the Arctic at  Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas.

All together, approximately 70 delegates took part in this seminar, happening for 3rd time already in the Gubkin university. Amongst them were representatives of departments and ministries, connected with the industry, research institutes and centers, and also managers and leading specialists from both Russian and Norwegian oil and gas companies.

Risk estimation and handling, preparation for emergency situations, basic principles of governmental regulation,legal base and ecological monitoring – these are just some of the questions, discussed during the seminar.

It is remarkable that representatives of Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas didn’t stay aside and came out with the results of their research. For example, Fabricio la Vita, assistant at Department of Oil and Gas Wells Drilling uncovered the following subject “Auxiliary well as a method of flowing elimination and OCS efficiency standards”, and Vlada Streletskaya, the rector’s assistant, presented her paper “Oil contamination control on the Arctic shelf: Norwegian experience and the question of harmonization of Norwegian and Russian approaches” .

Considering the importance of discussed questions, it has been decided to create an electronic platform, meant for exchanging experiences, opinions and recommendations.

University’s Administration expresses its thanks to SPE student chapter for helping with organization and conduction of the seminar.