Rosneft and ExxonMobil have started drilling in the Kara Sea, Russia

August 2014
World Energy News;8/12/2014, p9
The article reports that Rosneft and ExxonMobil joint venture company Karmorneftegaz has started drilling of Universitetskaya-1, the Russian Federation's northernmost well. The start of the drilling, using the West Alpha rig, was launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a teleconference with head of Rosneft, Igor Sechin and head of ExxonMobil Russia Glenn Waller who were both present in the Kara Sea. The West Alpha rig was provided by North Atlantic Drilling.


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