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Irina Slav


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Irina Slav


Irina is a writer for the U.S.-based Divergente LLC consulting firm with over a decade of experience writing on the oil and gas industry.

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    Published 19 February 2018 | viewed 4,398 times

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    Published 16 February 2018 | viewed 6,694 times

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