Lukoil discovered a natural gas field in the Trident block (EX-30) offshore Romania. The Lira 1X well was drilled to an 8,858-ft depth by the deepwater semisubmersible GSF Development Driller II and has been temporarily abandoned for the evaluation of the discovery. Seismic data have suggested that the field could hold more than 1.05 Tcf of gas reserves. Lukoil holds a 72% interest in the project with the other interests held by PanAtlantic Petroleum (18%) and Societatea Nationale de Gaze Naturale Romgaz (10%).
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