Igor Sechin called the success of the event “a common victory of all project participants”.
“We want to call this mine “Pobeda” (“Victory”)” - the head of “Rosneft” stated. "Rosneft" and ExxonMobil discovered oil in the license area of Vostochno-Prinovozemelsky-1 within the frame of a joint project in the Kara Sea, according to the press service of the company.
“Rosneft” Oil Company has successfully completed the drilling of the world’s northernmost Arctic mine “Universitetskaya-1” which resulted in the discovery of oil in the license area of Vostochno-Prinovozemelsky-1 in the Kara Sea” - the statement said. According to the results of exploration drilling it was possible to obtain rock samples and take horizontal core, as the company informs. The resource base of an open pit mine will receive final evaluation after processing of geological information, as the press service of the company notes. The Russian oil company said that drilling was carried out in recordingly short time - six weeks.
The discovery of the first oil and gas condensate field in the new Kara maritime province was announced at the solemn ceremony dedicated to the completion of drilling by the head of “Rosnef” Igor Sechin. According to him, this “light oil is comparable to Siberian Light, even after the initial results of the analysis
“Preliminary estimates of the resource base made up 338 billion cubic meters of gas and more than 100 million tons of oil, only for this first discovered trap, and this is only one among all the structures in this field” – Sechin stressed. He called the success of the event a common victory of “Rosneft”, “ExxonMobil”, “Nord Atlantic Drilling”, “Schlumberger”, “Halliburton”, “Weatherford, Baker”, “Trendsetter” and FMC. “We want to call the mine “Pobeda” (“Victory”)” - the head of “Rosneft” stated.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina