ST. PETERSBURG, September 16. /TASS/. Russian gas giant Gazprom will launch drilling in the Barents Sea in 2019, the head of production department Vsevolod Cherepanov said on Wednesday.
Drilling in the Kara Sea is planned for 2018, he said, adding that the company has already carried out exploration drilling in the Cara Sea in 2015 and plans a scheduled interruption in this area for 2016-2017.
As TASS reported earlier in June Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller said the company considers exploration of gas resources in the Gulf of Ob and Taz Bay areas, in offshore areas adjacent to the Barents and the Kara Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk as well as Russia’s East Siberia and Far East.