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ExxonMobil and Rosneft begin Arctic 2D seismic shoot in the Laptev Sea

02nd September 2014

Rosneft and ExxonMobil have started 2D seismic exploration at the Anisinsko-Novosibirsky and Ust-Oleneksky licence blocks in the Laptev Sea

ExxonMobil and Rosneft begin Arctic 2D seismic shoot in the Laptev Sea
A modern research vessel Academik Fersman will be engaged in the survey (carried out by Dalmorneftegeophysica)

The 2D seismic exploration programme plans to acquire up to 6,000-line kilometres of data, and will last until the end of October.

Alongside geophysical research, a licence wide bathymetric survey of the seabed surface with multi-beam echosounder will be carried out to define depth and study seabed topography.

A modern research vessel Academik Fersman will be engaged in the survey (carried out by Dalmorneftegeophysica).

The research will result in the provision of regional data on geological structure of resources within the work cluster, which will try to detect promising oil-and-gas objectives for further possible studies.

Geological prospecting work in the Laptev Sea is being carried out ahead of licence commitments subject to all requirements of environmental protection legislation of the Russian Federation.

Geological prospecting work at the resource licence block in the Laptev Sea is arranged by Rosneft subsidiary RN-Shelf-Far East.

Rosneft obtained licences for investigation, exploration and production of hydrocarbons within the Anisinsko-Novosibirsky and Ust-Oleneksky licence blocks in 2013.

The area of the blocks is over 205,000 square kilometres.

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