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Sakhalin Well Breaks Record

HOUSTON — ExxonMobil said Friday that it has drilled a well with a record horizontal reach of 11,475 meters from a land-based rig to the Odoptu field offshore, part of the Sakhalin-1 project, ExxonMobil said Friday.

Odoptu, one of three Sakhalin-1 project fields, is located eight to 11 kilometers offshore northeast Sakhalin Island. The Odoptu OP-11 well reached a record total measured depth of 12,345 meters and took 60 days to drill.

Exxon Neftegaz is the operator of the Sakhalin-1 project on behalf of an international consortium that includes affiliates of Rosneft and Sakhalinmorneftegaz-Shelf, Japanese SODECO and Indian state ONGC Videsh.


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