Rosneft expands role in Venezuelan oil

MOSCOW, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Russian oil company Rosneft said it received approval from Moscow for a deal to expand its footprint in the giant Junin-6 oil field in Venezuela.

BP's Dudley to monitor TNK-BP deal

MOSCOW, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- BP Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley will serve on a steering committee to help Rosneft with the integration of TNK-BP, the Russian oil company said.

Rosneft signs AAR deal for half of TNK-BP

MOSCOW, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Russia's state-owned oil company Rosneft announced Wednesday it signed the agreement to purchase the Russian side of the TNK-BP consortium.

Rosneft, Exxon consider arctic environment

IRVING, Texas, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Exxon Mobil announced Friday it signed a declaration with Russian oil company Rosneft for the protection of the Russian arctic during oil and gas operations.

Rosneft to wrap up TNK-BP deal by December

MOSCOW, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Rosneft is expected to finalize a deal to take on the Russian half of the TNK-BP joint venture as early as next month, the company's CEO said.

Eni, Rosneft discuss Russian OCS

MILAN, Italy, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- An executive from Italian energy company Eni said he discussed prospects for the development of Russian waters with his Russian counterpart.

Rosneft set to finish $25 billion upgrade

LONDON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Russia's giant oil company Rosneft is set to invest $18 billion to upgrade its oil refineries, the firm's president, Igor Sechin, said.

Rosneft, Exxon probe shallow arctic waters

MOSCOW, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Rosneft and Exxon Mobil announced plans for a feasibility study for a platform capable of exploring shallow arctic waters.

Statoil, Rosneft outline arctic plans

STAVANGER, Norway, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Norwegian energy company Statoil said it would finance the costs associated with exploration in the Barents of Okhotsk seas in a partnership with Rosneft.

Putin: Energy privatization a priority

MOSCOW, July 13 (UPI) -- Privatization must remain a top priority, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the first meeting of his presidential energy sector commission this week.

Rosneft, partners, eye Black, Barents seas

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 22 (UPI) -- Russian company Rosneft welcomed its European counterparts to take part in energy exploration in the Barents and Black seas.

Putin urges Gazprom to meet cold demand

MOSCOW, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Gazprom should do all it can to meet the gas demands of its European customers during a bitter cold wave, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says.

Mystery of Moscow's bid to free gunrunner

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Moscow is pressing the United States hard to repatriate arms dealer Viktor Bout, who was convicted by a New York court Nov. 2 on four counts of terrorism and conspiring to kill Americans.

Venezuela bond deals point to arms buying

CARACAS, Venezuela, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Bond deals by Venezuela point to defense purchases made in Moscow to circumvent a U.S. arms embargo and other difficulties faced by Caracas in its quest for military suppliers for its armed forces.

Russia, China bolster energy ties

MOSCOW, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Russia and China aim to boost oil deliveries to the Tianjin refinery, an effort between Russia's Rosneft and CNPC, Russia's deputy prime minister said.
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Igor Ivanovich Sechin (Russian: Игорь Иванович Сечин, born 7 September 1960, Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Russian official, considered a close ally of Vladimir Putin. Sechin is often described as one of Putin's most conservative counselors and the leader of the Kremlin's Siloviki faction, a statist lobby gathering former security services agents.

Igor Sechin currently is Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in Vladimir Putin's cabinet.

Igor Sechin graduated from Leningrad State University in 1984 as a linguist fluent in Portuguese and French.

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