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Gazpromneft-Sakhalin, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, has started drilling a new exploration well in Dolginskoye field, on the continental shelf in the Pechora Sea. The work is being carried out during the ice-free months of 2014, and will involve drilling a single well to a depth of 3,500 m and conducting a full range of geological investigations. Gazprom Neft has worked previously in the area at Prirazlomnoye field. Based on initial studies, the company said that a further program will be drawn up to explore the field and to prepare for exploratory drilling during the ice-free seasons in following years. Drilling and well testing will be carried out in 2014 by the GSP Saturn jackup, which arrived on site in mid-June and is installed directly on the seabed.

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