Shelton Petroleum has commenced fieldwork for the collection of 85 kilometers of seismic on the Suyanovskoye field in Bashkiria. Shelton Petroleum has previously carried out helium studies on Suyanovskoye that indicate the presence of hydrocarbons and an active petroleum system. Suyanovskoye is Shelton Petroleum's largest license area and has significant potential. It borders the company's oil producing Rustamovskoye field.
The seismic program covers the eastern part of Suyanovskoye, which is the part directly connected to Rustamovskoye. The purpose of the seismic program is to identify structures for future drillings. Given successful exploration wells and that commercial quantities of oil are found, Shelton Petroleum will then be able to book oil reserves and commence production drilling.