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Igor Sechin Begins Examining TNK-BP Assets with Samotlor Field

28 March 2013

Rosneft President and Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin completed a working visit to Nizhnevartovsk, where he got acquainted with the facilities of Samotlorneftegaz, the biggest production asset of TNK-BP. Rosneft completed TNK-BP acquisition last week.

Rosneft delegation included First Vice President Eduard Khudaynatov, Vice President for Production Sergey Brezitsky, State Secretary and Vice President Larisa Kalanda, Vice President for Offshore Projects Zeljko Runje.

Head of ExxonMobil Russia Glenn Waller also joined the delegation.

Igor Sechin examined Samotlorneftegaz objects: booster pipeline pumping station (DNS-39) and Samotlor field oil processing and oil filling facility. Samotlor specialists presented a “Smart Oilfield” complex, which envisages innovative production methods including compact electric-centrifugal pumps and flexible pipes drilling technology.

In remarks to the media Igor Sechin pointed out production maintenance and efficient modernization were of special importance as the level of equipment depreciation was high.

“Judging by key parameters, Samotlor is a brownfield,” said Rosneft President. “Nevertheless, we are optimistic. We are currently discussing the possibility of supplementary exploration in order to revive the field.”

After field examination Rosneft President held a meeting to discuss the Company’s oil and gas production facilities. Participants also discussed meeting interim targets of business-plans and presented forecast for 2013 which includes new assets of the Company.

Representatives of ‘Exploration and production’ unit biggest enterprises, namely RN-Yuganskneftegaz, Vankorneft, Samotlorneftegaz and Verkhnechonskneftegaz, presented short reports.

The discussion focused on possibilities for costs optimization in the integrated company both on the corporate HQ level and in oil production facilities and projects. The meeting also discussed HR and social issues.

According to Igor Sechin, the ‘Exploration and production’ block has been divided into geologic exploration, production, services and drilling sections. Planning, risk management and investment rating assessment division was also created within this block. In the same way divisions responsible for investment decisions efficiency control, risk management, oil refining, sales and logistics were created in the “Refining, sales and logistics” block. In addition, a separate “Gas block” was created within the Company.

“Main decisions concerning the company’s organizational structure were already made and would be approved at the annual general meeting of shareholders in June,” said Igor Sechin. The President emphasized that the Company would not only adhere to the previously concluded employment contracts, but would also improve the working conditions in the integrated company. He called for boosting the production efficiency, which would in turn lead to the salaries fund increase. “It’s everyone’s task to work more efficiently and receive a decent salary”, Mr Sechin concluded.

Notes for editors: Samotlorneftegaz is the biggest production facility of the Western Siberia, which develops central and south-western part of Russia’s biggest Samotlor field. The field has more than 8,300 production wells and more than 2,700 injection wells and equipped with up-to-date and high-end technologies. Samotlor production peak (over 150 mln tonnes annually) was achieved in the early 1980s. Due to intensive production during these years formations were flooded and oil production level dropped. For the whole period of field exploitation more than 18,000 wells had been drilled and the cumulative production amounted to 2.7 bln tonnes of oil.

Notes for editors:

Samotlorneftegaz is the biggest production facility of the Western Siberia, which develops central and south-western part of Russia’s biggest Samotlor field. The field has more than 8,300 production wells and more than 2,700 injection wells and equipped with up-to-date and high-end technologies.

Samotlor production peak (over 150 mln tonnes annually) was achieved in the early 1980s. Due to intensive production during these years formations were flooded and oil production level dropped. For the whole period of field exploitation more than 18,000 wells had been drilled and the cumulative production amounted to 2.7 bln tonnes of oil.

Rosneft Information Division, March 28, 2013

   

Notes for editors:

Samotlorneftegaz is the biggest production facility of the Western Siberia, which develops central and south-western part of Russia’s biggest Samotlor field. The field has more than 8,300 production wells and more than 2,700 injection wells and equipped with up-to-date and high-end technologies.

Samotlor production peak (over 150 mln tonnes annually) was achieved in the early 1980s. Due to intensive production during these years formations were flooded and oil production level dropped. For the whole period of field exploitation more than 18,000 wells had been drilled and the cumulative production amounted to 2.7 bln tonnes of oil.

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