Gasprom reveals new gas discovery, Off sea of Okhotsk shelf

Gasprom reveals new gas discovery, Off sea of Okhotsk shelf

Gazprom has reported a new gas and condensate field in the Sea of Okhotsk, near Russia’s Sakhalin island.

The company was drilling an exploration and appraisal well, as part of the Sakhalin III project, in the Yuzhno-Lunskaya structure, in the Kirinsky Block, when the discovery was made.

“As soon as the well is tested and the geological information is analyzed, the reserves estimates for the new field will be submitted to the Federal Subsurface Use Agency for the purpose of their approval and inclusion into the State Register of Mineral Reserves of the Russian Federation,” the company said.

As part of the Sakhalin III project’>project, Gazprom is engaged in exploration of three licensed blocks: Kirinsky, Ayashsky, and Vostochno-Odoptinsky. Within the Kirinsky Block, Gazprom also discovered Yuzhno-Kirinskoye and Mynginskoye fields.

Related News: Gazprom secures further approval for TurkStream project

Russian energy firm Gazprom has received further permits for the construction of the TurkStream pipeline project.

Following last week’s reports of Gazprom obtaining first permits for the restart of works on the project, the company on Wednesday said it received further approvals.
The latest approvals concern the construction of the TurkStream’s offshore section as part of the preparatory procedures for resuming the TurkStream project.

“I would like to commend our Turkish partners for being so prompt and cooperative at the first stage of the TurkStream project,” said Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.

To remind, the project was stopped last year after Turkey shot down Russian warplane for violating its airspace. The plane had been on its way to a mission in Syria.

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