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Rosneft boosts seismic reconnaissance surveys by over 40 percent
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Rosneft boosts seismic reconnaissance surveys by over 40 percent

In 2017, Russia's largest state-owned oil company Rosneft expanded its continental-shelf seismic reconnaissance surveys by over 40 percent as compared with 2016, according to the corporate report.

In 2017, Rosneft conducted an unprecedented number of seismic reconnaissance surveys on the Russian shelf. Its 2D surveys covered 46,000 linear kilometers in 11 licensed sectors and exceeded 2016 indicators by 40 percent, the company said.

This includes more than 36,500 linear kilometers in the Arctic shelf's sectors, plus another 9,700 kilometers on the Far Eastern shelf's Central Tatarsky sector.

Last year, the company conducted 3D seismic reconnaissance surveys covering 5,800 linear kilometers to specify the geological structure of prospective deposits and to plan exploratory drilling projects in eight licensed sectors of the Arctic and Far Eastern shelves. This exceeds the previous year's volumes by 44 percent.