Russia’s Gazprom said Oct. 8 it made a commercial gas discovery in the Kara Sea offshore Russia, marking its fourth major find in the area the last two years, according to a news release.
The company said commercial gas inflow was obtained with a flow rate of about 600,000 cubic meters per day. The discovery was made on the shelf of the Yamal Peninsula at the Leningradskoye Field in the Kara Sea.
Gazprom said it will present the findings to the State Reserves Commission to record them in the state register.
The Leningradskoye gas and condensate field is located the Leningradsky license block. Its current recoverable gas reserves are estimated at about 1.9 trillion cubic meters, Gazprom said in the release.
The discovery was located within title AC/P64 about 160 km (99 miles) northeast of the Shell-operated Prelude floating LNG facility.
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