January 09, 2018

Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazpromneft-Sakhalin has completed offshore 3D seismic works at the Pechora Sea, at the Dolginskoye oil field and the Severo-Zapadny licence block. The completion of more than 5,000 square kilometres of investigations significantly exceeds the company’s obligations under the licences for these assets. These seismic works have involved technologies and equipment designed or modified for use in the Arctic, and were undertaken by modern research vessels of the highest ice class — ICE-1A, fitted out with equipment unique to Russia and allowing detailed and high-quality seismic data to be secured. The results obtained through these seismic works will remove any major subsurface uncertainties and allow Gazprom Neft’s subsequent geological prospecting programme at the Pechora Sea to be put in place.
The Pechora Sea is a sea at the northwest of Russia, the southeastern part of the Barents Sea. The western border of the sea is off Kolguyev Island, while the eastern border is the western coasts of Vaygach Island and the Yugorsky Peninsula, and the northern border the southern end of Novaya Zemlya. The sea blocked by floating ice from November to June, is quite shallow, its average depth being only 6 m. (Source: Gazprom Neft)