Gazprom said it has made the discovery of a new field close to the Sakhalin III project.
The company said the find was made in the course of geological exploration of the Kirinsky prospect in the Sea of Okhotsk.
A prospecting and appraisal well was drilled in the Yuzhno-Lunskaya struture within the project.
Gazprom said a “substantial gas and condensate” inflow was reported. signaling the discovery of a new field.
A spokesman said once the well is tested the reserve estimates for the new field will be submitted to the Federal Subsurface Use Agency for the purpose of their approval and inclusion into the State Register of Mineral Reserves of the Russian Federation.