Rosneft summed up the results of its offshore operations last year. The company received licenses for 17 new offshore blocks, namely Zapadno-Matveyevsky, Zapadno-Prinovozemelsky, Russky, Severo-Pomorsky-1, Yuzhno-Prinovozemelsky, Anisinsko-Novosibirsky, Severo-Karsky, Ust-Lensky, Ust-Oleneksky, Severo-Vrangelevsky-1, Severo-Vrangelevsky-2, Yuzhno-Chukotsky, Albanovsky, Varneksky, Vostochno-Sibirsky, Vostochno-Pribrezhny, and Amur-Limansky ones. Another two offshore blocks were awarded to Rosneft upon discovery.
Gazprom has starting oil production at the Prirazlomnoye field, which is the first field being developed at the Russian arctic sea shelf.
‘We created the necessary infrastructure and started oil production in the Nenets Autonomous District in full compliance with previously announced plans and within a time frame that is unprecedented for such large-scale projects,’ said Bashneft’s President Alexander Korsik. ‘This provides further evidence that our team is highly professional and has an extensive experience in implementing large-scale projects outside Bashneft’s traditional operating regions, and that cooperation with our partner, Lukoil, is effective.’
Rosneft JSC has started seismic surveys on the license areas Fedynsky and Central-Barents, explored jointly by Rosneft and its project partner – Eni, the largest Italian company.