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Rosneft discovers new hydrocarbon deposits in eastern Siberia

December 18, 2013, 17:59 UTC+3 18
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MOSCOW, December 18 (Itar-Tass) - Rosneft has discovered new hydrocarbon deposits in licensed areas in Eastern Siberia, the company’s report goes.

The company has discovered four new deposits and transferred deposits in one of the layers from С2 category to С1. Extraction of oil and consensate in С1 category has increased by over 10 million tonnes, gas - 12 billion cubic metres, with consent of the State Reserve Commission after due consideration.

Drilling of an exploration well Mogdinskaya-10 in Irkutsk region (Savostyanov field) has revealed three new deposits - one with oil condensate and two with gas condensate. Works on the field have also discovered gas and condensate flows with a rate of up to 425,000 cubic metres a day and oil flows with a rate of 90 cubic metres a day.

Works on the Severo-Danilovskoye field have confirmed the geological model, having successfully drilled the new exploration well and revealed oil flows with a flow rate exceeding 165 cubic metres a day and gas and condensate with a flow rate of more than 50,000 cubic metres a day.

Rosneft’s subsidiary RN-Exploration is carrying out geological prospecting works in six licensed areas in Siberian Irkutsk region. The six deposits revealed in Irkutsk region have total C1 + C2 extractable reserves of more than 540 million tonnes of oil equivalent. These licensed areas are located not far from the mainline pipeline Eastern Siberia - Pacific Ocean.

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