The head of Directorate for geological exploration works and development of the resource base “Gazprom oil” Yuri Masalkin spoke about the company’s plans for new production centres.

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“Our priority remains chonskoy project in Eastern Siberia. Last year at one of its sites, we discovered new oil deposits. The estimated increase is over 19 million tons of oil or nearly 10% of the recoverable reserves of the entire Chonskoy group,” he said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

According to him, another project involves the study of Liskinskogo and Pohutakawa areas on the Peninsula Gydan in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district.

As noted by Masalkin, after the start of development it will be the most Northern mainland field in Russia.

“In the first half of 2021 will receive the results of the tests, and if the well confirms our geological hypothesis, we will open a new petroleum province for Gydane”, — he explained.

Informed the leading expert of the national energy security Fund, lecturer of Financial University under the government of Russia Stanislav Mitrakhovich assessed the prospects of oil prices. In an interview with BAFS “the Economy today”, he said that there are many factors that can constantly change.