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Rosneft starts operation of the Severnaya field on Sakhalin Island

OJSC NK Rosneft begins exploitation of the Chayvo North End (Sakhalin) field. Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the ceremony by teleconference from Gorno-Altaisk. This was reported by the press service of Rosneft.

According to the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak, a new industry record was set when drilling the first well in the field - the length along the wellbore was 10 m, the deviation from the vertical was 825 m.

In turn, the head of Rosneft, Igor Sechin, noted that the new field in the future will provide annual production on the shelf of the order of 1,5 million tons of oil. The northern end of the Chayvo field has oil reserves in excess of 15 million tons and about 13 billion cubic meters. meters of gas and will be the initial resource base for the Far Eastern LNG Plant.

The work at the field is carried out with the help of Yastreb drilling rig, which is currently drilling the second well, its length will be about 11 km. A total of five wells will work at the field.

Sechin also said that on Thursday in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, the first well will begin drilling the Berkut platform, which was put into operation at the end of June.

The northern end of the Chayvo field is located within the shallow part of the Northeast Sakhalin shelf. The plans of its development are to reach the design capacity for oil - in 2017, for gas - by 2027.

On the Sakhalin shelf, Rosneft has already produced over 63 million tons of oil and almost 14 billion cubic meters of gas. "Rosneft" continues work on geological exploration on the shelf with exceeding the required volumes. In the next 4, Rosneft's investments in geological exploration on the shelf of the Far East will amount to more than 112 billion rubles.

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