Rosneft starts latest Russian arctic seismic campaign

Rosneft has started geological and engineering studies over license blocks in the Barents and Pechora seas offshore northern Russia.

Jul 2nd, 2014

Offshore staff

MOSCOW – Rosneft has started geological and engineering studies over license blocks in the Barents and Pechora seas offshore northern Russia. The seismic acquisition program is as follows:

  • West Prinovozemelsky in the northeastern Russian sector of the Barents Sea, close to the Novaya Zemlya archipelago – 2,800 sq km (1,081 sq mi) of3D seismic
  • Perseevsky in the northwestern Barents Sea – 6,500 sq km (2,510 sq mi) of 2D seismic
  • South Russky, South Prinovozemelsky, and West Matveevsky in the Pechora Sea – 4,000 sq km (1,544 sq mi) of 2D seismic.

A specialist research vessel owned by a subsidiary of Rosneft LLC, RN-Shelf-Arctic, will acquire the data simultaneously with a shipboard gravi-magnetometric survey.

In addition,Rosneft plans to assess geological and ecological conditions of the sites ahead of drilling during 2016-2017.

07/02/2014

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