Novatek Says West-Yurkharovskiy Testing Confirms Site Viability

By Adam ClarkFeaturesDow Jones Newswires

Novatek (NVTK.MZ) said Monday that it has completed testing the Jurassic reservoir at well 135R on its West-Yurkharovskiy license area in Russia.

The independent Russian gas producer said the well has been flowing at 650,000 cubic meters of gas per day through the 10-day testing period. Novatek said this data confirms the commercial viability of the deeper Jurassic deposits at the site, and it will begin an exploration program and pilot production.

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November 13, 2017 04:50 ET (09:50 GMT)