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Donskoi: Oil production from Prirazlomnoye field to double in 2016−2017
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Donskoi: Oil production from Prirazlomnoye field to double in 2016−2017

Oil production from the Prirazlomnoye field is expected to reach 5 million tons in 20162017, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergei Donskoi said at a news conference on the economic development of the Arctic.

"It should be noted that the Prirazlomnoye project has yet to reach its design capacity. There are plans to drill and launch nine extraction wells in 2016-2017, which would produce more than 5 million tons of oil," the minister said.

In 2016, Gazpromneft's oil output from the Prirazlomnoye field is expected to total 2.1 million tons.

Prirazlomnoye is currently the only oil field with commercial oil production on the Russian part of the Arctic shelf.