Russian company Gazprom Neft plans this year to begin drilling the first well in the Neptune field, which is located on the Ayashsky license area on the shelf of the Sea of Okhotsk. This was announced by Andrei Patrushev, Deputy General Director for Offshore Projects Development of Gazprom Neft, General Director of Gazprom Neft Shelf, speaking at the International Forum for the Development of Oil and Gas Resources of the Russian Arctic.
Currently, the only hydrocarbon production project on the Russian Arctic shelf is being implemented on the Prirazlomnaya platform, which is located in the Pechora Sea. Two years ago, two deposits Neptun and Triton were discovered on the Ayashsky license area on the shelf of the Sea of Okhotsk, the total volume of geological reserves of hydrocarbons exceeding 500 million tons.
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“Our portfolio includes the Ayashsky license area, where we discovered two Neptune and Triton fields over two years, with a total geological reserves of more than 500 million tons. Further exploration is underway, we are drilling a well at the Neptune field in this year, "said Patrushev.