EC EYES STUDY OF OPERATIONS IN TYUMEN PROVINCE
The European Commission is considering sending a task force to study oil production in Russia's Tyumen province. Its findings would enable EC to advise first on exploration and production improvements, then on organization and restructuring and regional development. The task force idea, which sets out a narrow regional plan rather than a broad approach, is seen as the best way to get E&P recovery started. Tyumen was chosen because it accounts for 70% of Russian oil production.