In the field of “Rosneft” accident

The explosion at the Verkhnechonskoye oil field of “Rosneft” in the Irkutsk region, one person was killed and six were injured. This is stated in the message of the company Verkhnechonskneftegaz received in response to the request . Cotton receiver fuel gas power plant occurred during the commissioning contractor, the report says.

The deceased was an employee of the contractor. Six people with injuries and burns of varying severity delivered in medical institution where they receive the necessary assistance.

Later, the representative of the Ministry of health of the Irkutsk region told TASS that the death toll in the explosion rose to two: one of the victims died on the way to Kirensk.

To determine the reasons for the incident created a Commission, the report says “verhnechonskneftegaz”.

In the emergency Department of the Irkutsk region said that “verhnechonskneftegaz” there is a private fire Department that provides fire safety on the territory of its enterprises.

In fact the incident initiated pre-investigation check, said “RIA Novosti” by the official representative of Investigatory management SKR across the Irkutsk region Karina Golovacheva. According to her, the investigative team flew out to the enterprise. “It turns out that it was the cause of the explosion,” said Golovacheva.

The exploration and development of Verkhnechonskoye oil and gas condensate field is a subsidiary of “Rosneft” Verkhnechonskneftegaz (Rosneft controls 99.94% of shares of OJSC “VCNG”). As stated on the company’s website, this Deposit is one of the largest in Eastern Siberia. All the oil from Verkhnechonskoye field is exported through the pipeline system “Eastern Siberia — Pacific ocean”. Proved hydrocarbon reserves are estimated at 1.4 billion barrels.

Production of Verkhnechonskneftegas in 2015 increased by 5.4%, to 64 million barrels. (8.7 million t), and capital expenditure of the company for last year has decreased on 5,9%, to 16 billion rubles.