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Rosneft begins engineering studies in the Eastern Arctic

12 October 2020

A scientific-research expedition organised by the experts of the Arctic Research Centre (a part of Rosneft Corporate Research and Development Complex) began in the Eastern Arctic. During the expedition a multi-purpose vessel Captain Voronin will perform engineering studies in the waters of northern seas (the Kara Sea, the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea).

The main goal of the project is preparations for drilling of stratigraphic wells in the Eastern Arctic. It is necessary for core samples collection and determining the age (stratification), composition and conditions of formation of the rocks of sedimentary mantle at the studied parts of the continental shelf in order to understand the geology aspects and project oil and gas potential of the region.

Earlier, at the end of September Rosneft's expedition for drilling of stratigraphic wells in the waters of the Kara Sea started. Currently, drilling is being performed at the site.

Technologies with no adverse environmental impact are used to drill stratigraphic wells.

Note for Editors:

Rosneft Oil Company is the largest license holder for continental shelf areas. The Company's portfolio amounts to 55 license areas on the Russian shelf, with the total resource potential of 41 billion tonnes of oil equivalent. Of these, 19 sites are located in the Western Arctic (the Pechora Sea, the Barents Sea and the Kara Sea), nine sites in the Eastern Arctic (the Laptev Sea, the Chukchi Sea and the East Siberian Sea), 20 sites on the Far East shelf (the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan), seven sites in the southern seas (the Black Sea, the Azov Sea and the Caspian Sea).

The Company's offshore operations are of paramount importance for the future of modern Russia, ensuring the sustainable social and economic development of the country, supporting the modernisation of industry and the organisation of production of high-tech robotised equipment, upgrading coastal and transport infrastructure and developing human resources.

Rosneft
Information Division
October 12, 2020