MOSCOW – The State Reserves Commission in Russia has acknowledged Rosneft’s discovery of a gas field in the Kara Sea off northern Russia, which has been named after World War II commander Marshal Georgy Zhukov.
In addition, the commission has advised the Russian Federal Geological Foundation (RosGeolFond) to put the field on the state register as an 800 bcm resource, in line with Rosneft’s estimates.
Rosneft made the discovery during exploratory drilling on Vikulovskaya structure at the East-Prinovozemelsky-1 license area, at a subsurface depth of 1,621 m (5,315 ft).
To date, more than 30 prospective structures have been identified in the three East-Prinovozemelsky areas of the Kara Sea.
According to the company, the region’s resources could surpass those of provinces such as the Gulf of Mexico, Brazilian shelf, and the Middle East.