OIL FIELD MARKED FOR DEVELOPMENT IN WESTERN SIBERIA
The Russian joint stock company Varyeganneftegaz has won the right to develop Verkh-Tarkskoye oil field in western Siberia's Novosibirsk province (OGJ, Mar. 29, p. 28). Discovered in 1974, Verkh-Tarkskoye likely will be the first Novosibirsk province field to go on commercial production. It lies near the Tara River about 112 miles north of Barabinsk, which is on the trans-Siberian railroad and a parallel oil pipeline.