Gazprom Neft has acquired additional licences for geological prospecting, exploration and development at the Yuilsky-3, Lyaminskiy-6 and Severo-Ityakhskiy-1 blocks, all located in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug. This licensing round, for subsoil development rights to hitherto unexplored licence blocks, was conducted in Khanty-Mansiysk by the Khanty-Mansiysk Federal Okrug Department for Subsoil Use.
The Yuilsky-3 block, located in the Khanty-Mansiyskiy district, covers an area of 895.7 square kilometres. Forecast recoverable reserves are estimated at 26.5 million tonnes of
These areas have been selected on the basis of localised assessments on the long-term outlook for development of the Bazhenov formation. The immediate objective on this project will now be confirm the forecast hydrocarbon-bearing potential of these assets, and to determine the extent of unconventional reserves, as well as the specific characteristics pertaining thereto.