Rosneft outlines 2015 arctic seismic surveys

Offshore staff

MOSCOWRosneft has completed its 2015 geological exploration program at its licenses offshore Russia.

The company commissioned 2D seismic surveys covering a total of 20,434 line km (12,697 mi) in the Kara Sea, Chukchi Sea, and Laptev Sea.

This campaign was supported by an integrated information system, a joint development by Rosneft and the Arctic Research Center, which allowed real-time monitoring of ice conditions and tracking of the location of the ice edge, as well as dynamic features of drift-ice fields and ice bodies.

The combination allowed the operational time window to be extended and the surveys to be shifted farther north to the areas of active drift-ice.

Rosneft acquired 2,710 sq km (1,046 sq mi) of 3D seismic in the Pechora Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk.

This year the company drilled two development wells in the Sea of Okhotsk and completed geological engineering surveys in the Pechora Sea at the Yuzhno-Russky license area.

In cooperation with Statoil, it also undertook geological surveys at the Magadan-1 and Lisyanksy licenses in the Sea of Okhotsk to support planned exploration drilling in 2016.

Additionally, Rosneft arranged a field geological expedition to study sedimentary complexes at the Novaya Zemlya and the Frantz Josef Land Archipelagos. Results will help identify future areas for hydrocarbon exploration in the Barents Sea and north Kara Sea.


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