Rosneft has awarded Halliburtonís Completion and Production Division a multimillion-dollar contract for the provision of hydraulic fracturing services for 317 oil wells in Russiaís Priobskoye Field in 2008. Located in Western Siberia on the banks of the Ob River, the field comprises 5,446 square kilometers (3,384 square miles).
This area is environmentally sensitive and Rosneft will be relying on Halliburton to apply the technological advances to help minimize the operationís environment footprint. In addition, access to the site is often difficult when the Ob River floods in the spring and summer, as 60 percent of the Priobskoye Field is located in the flood plains.
In 2007, Halliburton successfully completed construction of an operational facility base on the Ob Riverís right bank and, hence, will be able to execute the project on the right bank from this newly constructed base. Operations on the riverís left bank will be supported from Halliburtonís base in Poykovskiy, which is approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) away.