Gas and oil production
In 2017, Gazprom (excluding the entities investments wherein are classified as joint operations) produced:
– 471.0 billion cubic meters of natural and associated gas;
– 15.9 million tons of gas condensate;
– 41.0 million tons of oil.
Gas production strategy
Gazprom pursues the strategy of producing gas in the volumes adjusted by demand.
The Company’s strategic gas production regions for the long term include the Yamal Peninsula, Eastern Siberia, the Far East, and the Russian continental shelf.
When bringing promising fields into production, Gazprom aims to ensure economic efficiency by expanding gas production facilities concurrently with gas transmission, comprehensive processing and storage capacities.
Hydrocarbon production by Gazprom Group, including by companies investments wherein are classified as joint operations, across Russia in 2017
Oil production strategy
Oil business development is among Gazprom’s strategic goals. Gazprom Neft accounts for the bulk of the Gazprom Group’s oil production.
Gazprom Neft is going to increase its annual hydrocarbon production to 100 million tons of oil equivalent by 2020 and maintain that level through 2025.
In order to attain these goals, Gazprom Neft will strive for maximum efficiency in the extraction of the remaining reserves from the current resource base by employing its best optimization practices, reducing the cost of proven technologies, and introducing and adopting new technologies on a mass scale. It is planned to establish a new gas production center in the north of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area and to develop assets pertaining to unconventional reserves.
Gazprom Group's production capacities in Russia
As of December 31, 2017, the Gazprom Group was developing 154 hydrocarbon fields in Russia. The Nadym-Pur-Taz oil- and gas-bearing region in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area remains the main gas production center for Gazprom. The Group develops its oil deposits primarily in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra, as well as in the Tomsk, Omsk, Orenburg and Irkutsk Regions and in the Pechora Sea.
Gazprom Group’s hydrocarbon production capacities in Russia as of December 31, 2017 (excluding companies investments wherein are classified as joint operations)
|Number of fields under development||133||139||146||151||154|
|Number of gas producing wells in operation||7,263||7,293||7,358||7,441||7,438|
|Number of oil producing wells in operation||7,246||7,604||8,461||8,681||7,358|
|Total design capacity of CGTUs, billion cubic meters||1,099.7||1,119.7||1,119.7||1,119.7||1,127.9|
Gas, condensate and oil production indicators
Gazprom accounts for 68 and 12 per cent of the Russian and global gas output, respectively.
Gazprom’s share in global gas output
In 2017, the Gazprom Group (excluding the entities investments wherein are classified as joint operations) produced 471.0 billion cubic meters of natural and associated gas.
Gas production by Gazprom Group (excluding entities investments wherein are classified as joint operations), billion cubic meters
In the same year, Gazprom (excluding the entities investments wherein are classified as joint operations) produced 41.0 million tons of oil and 15.9 million tons of gas condensate.
Gas condensate and oil production by Gazprom Group (excluding companies investments wherein are classified as joint operations), million tons
Taking into account the Group’s share in production operations by the entities investments wherein are classified as joint operations (1.1 billion cubic meters of natural and associated gas and 7.6 million tons of oil), the overall hydrocarbon output amounted to 472.1 billion cubic meters of natural and associated gas, 15.9 million tons of gas condensate, and 48.6 million tons of oil.
Hydrocarbon development beyond Russia
The Gazprom Group’s major activities abroad include hydrocarbon prospecting and exploration, participation in a number of oil and gas projects in the production phase, and well construction services. The Group operates in the former Soviet Union, Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.