The State Reserves Commission (SRC) has confirmed the discovery of a new gas condensate field in the Taimyr Peninsula.
The field with 384 bcm of gas reserves was discovered by drilling exploration well No. 1 at the Verkhnekubinskiy subsoil area, the licence for which is held by LLC Ermak Neftegaz, a joint venture between Rosneft and bp, which was established in 2016.
According to the current reserve classification, this onshore deposit is classified as unique.
The discovered field is the largest in terms of gas reserves in the region and is characterised by high productivity. Commercial gas reserves have been established in five reservoirs in the Lower Cretaceous Sukhudin Formation.
The results of exploration work carried out in the vicinity of the Payakhskoye field, part of Rosneft's Vostok Oil project, confirm the area's significant oil and gas potential.
In memory of the prominent Russian statesman, the new field was named after Hero of the Russian Federation Yevgeny Nikolaevich Zinichev.