Novatek spuds first North Obskiy well

Novatek has commenced drilling of the first well at the North-Obskiy license area located in the shallow waters of the Ob Bay.

The initial well was drilled using the jack-up floating drilling rig Amazon, leased from Gazprom Flot.

The drilling process is based on zero discharge principle, whereby all of the waste products are collected and transported 125 kilometres to Sabetta onshore base.

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