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Siberian oil field that bankrolled Soviets may gush cash again

Samotlor changed the course of the Russian oil industry when it started production in 1969, moving its centre of gravity to the swampy West Siberian plain from the Volga-Urals region.


RUSSIA'S largest oil field, so far past its prime that it now pumps almost 20 times more water than crude, could be on the verge of gushing profits again for Rosneft PJSC.

Samotlor, the 25 billion-barrel giant that bankrolled the Soviet Union for decades, would be the...

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