Rosneft reported on August 15, 2016, that the company has discovered a new field in the Irkutsk region on the territory of the Verkheichersky licensed area.
The field’s preliminary reserves are estimated at 25 million tonnes of oil equivalent. Rosneft said in a press release: «A natural oil flow with the volume of 230 cubic meters a day has been received at an exploration well of Nizhneustkutsky horizon. The recoverable reserves of the horizon are estimated at 10 million tonnes of oil».
It is planned that the new deposit will be operated using infrastructure at the Verkhnechonskoe oil field by Verkhnechonskneftegaz.
Operational estimations of the deposit's hydrocarbon reserves are now underway.
Verkhnechonskneftegaz, a subsidiary of Rosneft, is the operator of the Verkhnechonskoye oil and gas condensate field, located in the Irkutsk region.