SOVIETS CONFIRM BIG GAS FIELD IN KARA SEA

The Soviet Union has confirmed existence of a big gas/condensate discovery in the Kara Sea frontier, far north of the Arctic Circle. Located about 60 miles west of the Yamal Peninsula, the Leningradskaya structure was found during geophysical surveys conducted in the late 1980s (OGJ, Aug. 6, 1990, p. 28). But the U.S.S.R. provided only sketchy data regarding Leningradskaya until this year. Moscow now reports that Leningradskaya's discovery well tested numerous Cretaceous pay zones with gas

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