* “Green Seismic” technology involves seismic investigations using compact equipment and wireless data-collection systems — meaning forestry clearance for equipment to get through can be cut from five metres wide to one. Green seismic technologies have, already, allowed the company to save more than 3.5 million trees from being felled.
The Bazhenov Formation comprises a group of oil-bearing rocks covering an area of approximately one million square kilometres in Western Siberia. The formation lies at a depth of two to three kilometres. Provisional forecasts indicate geological reserves at the Bazhenov Formation to be in the order of 18 to 60 billion tonnes. There are not, currently, any effective technologies for working with the Bazhenov Formation.
** The Salymsky-3 and Salymsky-5 license blocks form part of the asset portfolio of a Gazprom Neft—Zarubezhneft joint venture established to undertake exploration and production of hard-to-recover oil reserves, including non-conventional hydrocarbons.