Gazpromneft-Sakhalin (sub of Gazprom neft) started the drilling of the new prospecting well in Dolginskoe oil field in the Pechora Sea shelf, the company informed.
The experience of the drilling in Prirazlomnoe field was taken into consideration. Schlumberger, Weatherford and some other servicing companies are attracted for the project realization.
Dolginskoe field is located in the central part of the Pechora Sea. Now the reserves are appraised to exceed 200mln ton of oil equivalent.
Gazprom neft (TIN 5504036333) is ranked as the 5th oil producer by the crude output in Russia. The Company and its subs keep 61 licenses on the development of the oil fields. It has 4.5bn barrels in reserves. The major holder is Gazprom.
The 2013-net profit at Gazprom neft reached 67.14bn rub. (RAS) which si 21% below prior year figures (85.505bn rub.); revenues climbed up 4% to 1.178tril rub. from 1.113tril rub.; pretax profit being down 15% to 82.089bn rub.
The 2013 net profit as of the holders (IAS) increased 0.9% to 177.917bn rub.; revenues declined 1% to 1.504tril rub. from 1.519tril rub.; corrected EBITDA rose 4.2% to 336.752bn rub. from 323.106bn rub.