Russia's oil may not be in the Arctic continental shelf joint development to find new partners.
RIA Novosti reported on 31 May, who is responsible for energy affairs, said the Russian Deputy Prime 伊戈尔谢钦, Russia does not believe that Chinese companies could replace the British oil company BP, implementation, and the Russian state oil company (Rosneft, hereinafter called "the Russian Oil ") to exchange and cooperate in the development of the Arctic continental shelf equity transactions.
Russian Energy Minister 谢尔盖什马特科 recently said that the new partner must have no less than the capacity of British Petroleum. Russia originally and British Petroleum (BP) joint development of the Arctic continental shelf, but the agreement has expired in May 17
"Because of the legal development of the Arctic continental shelf in the risk of expiry of the Russian state oil company had ceased to discuss the agreement signed in January within the framework of cooperation with the British oil company BP's problems." Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sechin, said Russian oil will be recently announced plans to develop the Arctic continental shelf. Russia has begun joint development of the Arctic continental shelf to find new partners.
Russia's oil, said several foreign oil companies currently receive submission of Arctic offshore oil and gas resources in developing proposals for cooperation.Including two U.S. oil giants Exxon Mobil and Chevron, China National Petroleum Corporation, which is Europe's largest oil company Royal Dutch Shell, Petronas, and Petrobras, and so on.
At this writing only is this newspaper not progress in negotiations on cooperation in connection with foreign oil companies for comment. petro china has not written question to the reporter to respond.
Arctic oil and gas development is difficult
"In an era of globalization, especially the international energy prices linked to the national significance of the Arctic will become more prominent, and China is no exception." Revenue Wang Li Li, senior analyst with Energy said crude oil market, joint development of the Arctic many problems, first, the requirements of the art is tougher.
According to experts, is the major offshore oil development two major challenges: the anti-ice and deep water in cold regions problems. Many countries have begun to study the anti-ice equipment and technology that currently no country can solve this problem is very mature.
"Arctic sea ice on the impact of oil and gas exploration is a big problem." China Petroleum University, Associate Professor of Marine Structures discipline Li told the reporter that white sea ice will threaten drilling, oil platform security of oil and gas transmission. "In particular, the floating Arctic ice area this year, a big threat."
"China is only in the Bohai Sea, Yellow Sea in winter in the northern region suffered the threat of sea ice, and these areas and the Arctic marine environment may still have a big difference." Bai Li said.
However, a number of white-Li, to the Nordic seas and waters in North America, Alaska, and Arctic marine environment, marine environment, there should be some similarities.
Dalian University of Technology Institute of Engineering Mechanics Engineering Mechanics Ph.D., an expert on China's anti-ice advance Yue told the newspaper: "The Arctic continental shelf oil and gas development is the central problem of environmental stresses, there is ice operations skills and abilities ".
Yue forward the view that U.S. and European technology is relatively mature. He said the U.S. has accumulated over many years in Alaska's anti-ice experience, and Canada, the Nordic countries work in the technical aspects of cold regions is a relatively high degree of international recognition.
"Development of shallow ice is relatively easy, but the Arctic ice could be deeper water, ice, more than that, this technical difficulty would be relatively increased."
Bai Li analysts say petro china, Sinopec, CNOOC and other oil giants in America and Europe in relation to the development of oil and gas exploration in deepwater technological gap of at least four or five years.
Moreover, said the expert, who wished to remain anonymous, this reporter that oil development on the mainland should be more benefits.
Arctic Eight "enjoy privileges"
20. May RBC quoted Russian Deputy CEO Alexander Russian oil 涅基佩洛夫 as saying "Russia's Arctic oil project is the top priority projects, the Russian oil companies continue to promote this project."
"The Arctic continental shelf oil and gas resources of high strategic importance. In the event of a dispute between Russia and British oil company, it was all the other countries involved in energy development in the Arctic, a rare opportunity." Network of international energy-related petroleum industry analyst, told reporters that.
Yue Qian said that in such large-scale international cooperation projects selected partners, often can not be confined to technical details, more in technology and equipment is perfect, economic strength is strong enough and the grand strategy for national energy policy issues such as integrated point considerations.
Xiamen University, China Lin Boqiang Energy Center for Economic Research (microblogging) pointed out that if the eight countries from the Arctic cooperation within the framework of their own perspective, China is not dominant.
Arctic Eight held in mid May this year, the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting, highlighted the eight Arctic issues neighbors in the Arctic has "rights" and discussion of the issue to receive the observers. China had made in May 2009 to join the Arctic Council as an observer, but was rejected.
Russian Government Information Office said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sechin Fu competition with Shell CEO (Peter Voser) discussed the possibilities of developing the Arctic and Black Sea continental shelf, and to expand cooperation with Russian companies the possibility. 2011-6-4