Russian environmental officials reported an oil spill at Arctic Trebs field in the Nenets Autonomous District near the town of Usinsk. The spill from an exploratory well was stopped after 2 days.
The size of the spill was estimated at 800-2,000 tonnes. A Russian Environmental Agency spokesman told the Associated Press that the spill contaminated at least 8,000 sq m of land.
Trebs field has estimated reserves of 82.469 million tonnes of oil (OGJ Online, Sept. 9, 2010).
The field is developed by a joint venture involving Lukoil and Bashneft, AP reported.