Russia reports oil spill at Trebs field in Arctic

By OGJ editors

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.

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