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Rosneft discovers unique gas field in Kara Sea

Russian integrated energy company Rosneft has discovered an Arctic gas field in the Kara Sea estimating 800 billion cubic metres of gas deposits.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War and in memory of the great commanders, the field has been named after Marshal Georgy Zhukov. According to the current reserve classification, it is considered unique.

The field was discovered following exploratory drilling on Vikulovskaya structure at the East-Prinovozemelsky-1 license area, which was part of Rosneft’s comprehensive programme to develop the region’s oil and gas potential.

Overall, more than 30 prospective structures were identified in the three East-Prinovozemelsky areas of the Kara Sea. The results of Rosneft’s drilling in the Kara Sea showed the high oil and gas potential of said structures, which proves the discovery of a new Kara offshore oil province. In terms of resources, it could surpass such oil and gas-bearing provinces as the Gulf of Mexico, the Brazilian shelf, the Arctic shelf of Alaska and Canada and the major provinces of the Middle East.

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