Don: Russia does not “eats” oil and gas reserves, replenish their stocks

Don: Russia does not “eats” oil and gas reserves, replenish their stocks


Russia should be enough liquid hydrocarbons 40 years of mining, said the Minister, adding that there are promising for the exploration of the territory related to the Arctic, is the Northern territory, the deeper aquifers.

MOSCOW, 29 Dec. Russia does not “eats” oil and gas: every year the volume of extracted liquid hydrocarbons is compensated by the reserves of discovered fields, said the Minister of natural resources and environment Sergey Donskoy.

“Eating into reserves is not happening. Although, if a more detailed approach to this topic, we need to emphasize that to a greater extent open-to-recover reserves, medium-sized deposits. But this is a separate issue related to the fact that we conduct exploration for a long time, and a number of areas where high potential of discoveries, already studied, and here a large opening is unlikely”, — Donskoy said in an interview vesti.ru.

“But there are promising areas related to the Arctic, Eastern Siberia, the Northern territory, there are deeper aquifers. It’s still yet to explore”, he added.

Donskoy said that, by today’s estimates, Russia will be enough liquid hydrocarbons 40 years of mining.

Earlier don said that the growth of oil reserves in categories ABC1 in Russia in 2015 will exceed 710 million tons, gas — 900 billion cubic meters.

According to forecasts of the Ministry of energy and mining in Russia in 2015 will amount to 533 million tons of oil and 633 billion cubic meters of gas.