In a recent information meeting with locals in a coastal village adjacent to the Kara Sea, Gazprom representatives confirmed that the company will conduct both 2D and 3D seismic studies of the license areas, Barents Observer reported on January 23. The studies will be local and short-lasting and will not affect ecosystems in the area, the company underlined in the meeting, Rusenergy.com reports.
Several of the license areas are located close to the Yamal Peninsula and oil and gas discoveries could potentially be linked with existing infrastructure on land. Gazprom has over the last years invested heavily in the development of Bovanenkovo, the biggest gas field in Yamal, as well as adjacent pipeline and railway infrastructure. The offshore areas now to be studied are the Leningradsky, Rusanovsky, Severo-Kharasaveysky, Obruchevsky, Nevsky, Skuratovsky and Lyarmeysky license areas, the company informs.
It is the Gazprom Geologorazvedka, a subsidiary of the gas major, which is to be responsible for the operations.
Copyright: Barents Observer, 2014