The Norwegians are bogged down in Siberia

Rosneft and Statoil will produce high-viscosity oil.
Rosneft together with the Norwegian Statoil will jointly develop the Severo-Komsomolskoye oil and gas condensate field with high-viscosity oil in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. There companies for several years investigated the productivity of reservoirs. The Norwegian company will own 33.3% of the joint venture (JV) with Rosneft.

During the Eastern Economic Forum (VEF), Rosneft signed an agreement on the sale of a 33.33% stake in the Norwegian Statoil to OOO Sevkomneftegaz, which will develop the North Komsomolskoye oil and gas condensate field, the Russian oil company said on Thursday. "I am confident that both companies will be able to make the most of the existing experience in the extraction of high-viscosity oil," said Igor Sechin, head of Rosneft. According to the Russian oil company, North-Komsomolsky's oil and gas reserves are estimated at 203 million tons and 179 billion cubic meters, respectively.

Investigate the North Komsomol company agreed in 2013. Two years later, two wells were drilled, after which a successful test was announced. Rosneft reported that Statoil will pay for exploration work. The joint venture with similar share participation of the company could create and on development хадомской suites in Stavropol Territory. The Russian oil company pointed out that this project involves the extraction of shale oil, which is banned in Russia by Western sanctions imposed in 2014. Since then, further plans for the study of the Khadum suite have not been announced. However, within the framework of another joint venture for extraction of hard-recoverable oil Domanik Oil, where Statoil owns 49%, the partners were still able to continue cooperation. To do this, Statoil had to prove to regulators that the house deposits in the Samara region do not contain slate. "The operations started by Rosneft and Statoil in Domanik Oil are not slate, but limestone," Kommersant was told in the Norwegian company (see "Kommersant" on February 1).

The cooperation of Rosneft with Statoil in comparison with other Western strategic partners was least affected by the sanctions. Last year, the company drilled on the shelf of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, which was not considered neither arctic nor deep-sea. However, commercial inventories have not been found.