30 Apr 2020 12:44

Rosneft files application in Iraq for potential commercial discovery at Block 12, two-year exploration plan

MOSCOW. April 30 (Interfax) - Rosneft subsidiary Bashneft International B.V. completed drilling and testing a second exploration well, Salman-2, at Block 12 in southern Iraq in December 2019, the Russian oil major said in its annual report.

The testing "confirmed the initial estimate of oil reserves at the Salman field," and in "late 2019, the company submitted to the Iraqi side an application for potential commercial discovery and a further exploration program for the next two years," Rosneft said.