PJSC Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazpromneft-Orenburg will drill three additional exploration and appraisal wells on its Uransky license block in Russia. The company reported its plans following a hydrocarbon field discovery in the Novo-Sergievsky and Sorochinsky districts of the Orenburg oblast in southeast Russia near the Kazakhstan border. Novozarinskoe field contains 11 million tonnes of oil in place, according to Gazprom Neft.

The company added that the discovery appears to confirm early predictions that the Uransky block contains several small fields. Novosamarskoye field was discovered on the block in 2016 and is estimated to contain more than 8 million tonnes of oil.