12 more hydrocarbon fields to be opened in Komi Republic

In all of Russia, 104 more fields will be open for exploration in 2005. Among the new fields are also deposits in the Nenets Autonomous region, Volgograd, Krasnodar, Rostov, Murmansk and other regions. Foreign companies are not allowed to participate in seven of the 104 new fields, BarentsObserver reports.