Belorusneft discovered two new oilfields

Belorusneft discovered two new oilfields, Izbynskoye and North Omelkovichi, in Khoiniki district, Gomel region, southeast Belarus.

Reserves of light, sweet, low-viscosity oil with high light fraction yield are estimated in excess of 2.5 million tons. The discoveries increase prospects and resource potential of the central structural zone of the Pripyat trough.

In the next 2 years, geologists will study commercial potential of the trough. Seven exploration wells are planned from 2020 to 2023.

Belorusneft produces oil and gas in 61 fields in Belarus through its Rechitsaneft production department. Total stock is more than 1,000 wells, including 793 producing wells. About 90% are operated by artificial lift.