In order to further strengthen its activities in the region as well as to participate in important development projects of the oil and gas industry, the full-service logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel established two new offices in Northwest and Far East Russia.
The new office in Murmansk, at the Kola Gulf of the Barents Sea, will be
important for the coming launch of the Shtokman gas condensate field
exploration project as well as serve the oil and gas-related industries
in general. Kuehne + Nagel has been a member of the Murmanshelf
Association of suppliers for the oil and gas industry since 2009. The location
is well connected to all Russian regions and to Norway and Finland
via St. Petersburg and Moscow. During the Shtokman project, international
and Russian contractors will base their seismic surveys, drilling operations,
oilfield support, engineering and construction there.
The new representation in Nogliki is located on the Sakhalin island, where
Kuehne + Nagel already has an operating office. The company started its
activities on Sakhalin early in 2002 with the opening of the oil and gas
exploration set-up there and the award of the Sakhalin 2 (SEIC) contract,
which is still running today.
"The Shtokman project will help to develop the Murmansk region, with
its ice-free port, into one of the leading Russian ports and a key location
for major local and international suppliers of goods and services," says
Perry Neumann, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Russia. "Nogliki,
too, is a crucial hub in the transport network for the oil and gas industry.
Our new representation is a significant expansion of our presence on
Sakhalin and will enable Kuehne + Nagel to further develop the range
of products that we offer to our clients. With these two representations
we are strengthening our position in the important oil and gas sector.
Being present on the local market at the proper time will enable Kuehne +
Nagel’s global oil and gas organisation to successfully participate in these
important development projects."