Natural Resources Ministry to issue several production licenses in western Taimyr
Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is preparing to issue several production licenses for deposits in the west of the Taimyr Peninsula, RIA Novosti reports, citing Minister Sergei Donskoi.
"Lukoil and Rosneft have been working in the east of the peninsula, and we now have several other companies that are interested in working in the west of the Taimyr Peninsula. I think that in the future we will be issuing more licenses for that region," Sergei Donskoi said.
Rosneft has announced the discovery of a new offshore hydrocarbon deposit in Khatanga Bay of the Laptev Sea in the eastern Arctic. The minister said that this could be the largest offshore deposit.
Lukoil and Rosneft hold production licenses for two adjacent areas on the Taimyr Peninsula. Lukoil is working in the onshore part of Vostochno-Taimyrsky license area and Rosneft in the offshore Khatangsky license area.