The Yamal Peninsula is a strategic oil- and gasbearing region of Russia. Commercial development of fields onshore and offshore Yamal is crucial for securing Russia's gas production build-up beyond 2010.
Projected gas production from Bovanenkovo is at 115 bcmpa to be increased to 140 bcmpa in the long-term. In order to deliver the extracted gas to the Unified Gas Supply System of Russia, it is necessary to build a 2,451-km-long gas transmission network including a new 1,100-km-long gas transmission corridor between Bovanenkovo and Ukhta.
New gas production centers and a unified gas transmission system are rapidly evolving in eastern Russia. Together, they will secure long-term gas supplies to consumers in Eastern Siberia and the Far East and help establish a new major route to export Russian gas to Asia-Pacific.
The Chayandinskoye oil, gas and condensate field is one of the largest fields in eastern Russia. The field forms the backbone of the Yakutia gas production center and serves as a resource base for the Power of Siberia gas pipeline (along with the Kovyktinskoye field in the Irkutsk Region).
The Yakutia gas production center is primarily meant to provide gas to Russian consumers. By developing this center, Gazprom will create the necessary conditions for gas supply to and gasification of Yakutia and other regions in Russia’s Far East.
Considerable gas resources are found offshore Western Kamchatka. In June 2009 pursuant to the decision by the Russian Federation Government, Gazprom was granted the subsurface license for the Zapadno-Kamchatsky offshore prospect in the Sea of Okhotsk.
Agreement of Cooperation between Gazprom and the Irkutsk Oblast Government was signed in October 2010, the Accord on Gasification – in December 2009.
The General Scheme for gas supply and gasification of the Irkutsk Oblast was approved by the Directive of the Irkutsk Oblast Government in 2005 and updated in 2009. Natural gas will play an important role in the socioeconomic development of these regions due to gasification of population centers as well as creation of modern gas processing and gas chemical facilities.
The Sakhalin Island shelf is best prepared for gas production and supply to consumers in Russia’s Far East.
The Sakhalin III project will become one of the basic sources of gas supply. Gazprom holds licenses for three blocks within the project: Kirinsky, Ayashsky and Vostochno-Odoptinsky (licenses granted in 2009 pursuant to the Russian Federation Government Directive), and for the Kirinskoye gas and condensate field (license granted in 2008 pursuant to the Russian Federation Government Directive).
Sakhalin Energy recognises its responsibility to the communities and environment in which it works. Sakhalin Energy is working with communities, governments and independent experts, to achieve a balance between social, economic and environmental factors that will benefit all those who have a stake in the Sakhalin II Project: the Russian Federation, its people, Sakhalin II customers and shareholders.
Gazprom’s development strategy as of a global energy company is targeted at building the entire gas chain from hydrocarbon production to marketing on the new markets relying on the production capacities located beyond Russia.
In February 2007 Gazprom and the Bolivian state-owned petroleum company YPFB signed the Memorandum of Understanding. The Memorandum stipulates promoting cooperation in the Bolivian hydrocarbon exploration and development sector, exploring the possibility to join infrastructure projects including LNG production, as well as the possibility to upgrade qualifications and train oil and gas sector specialists.
First production from the field is scheduled for 2013. By 2017 the output is expected to reach 170 thousand barrels of oil per day (about 8.5 million tons per year). It will be maintained at this level for 7 years. In total, it is planned to drill 17 production and 5 injection wells in the field.
Legal basis and participants: Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan on the demarcation of the seabed in the northern part of the Caspian Sea for the purpose of exercising sovereign rights to use mineral resources dated July 6, 1998 (the Agreement) and Protocol to the Agreement dated May 13, 2002, which established general principles for the demarcation of the seabed of the Caspian Sea and the development of the adjacent sea fields and geological structures including the geological structure Tsentralnaya.
Creation of a basis (resource base) for the operation of a Russian Kyrgyz joint venture that is being estab lished. Carrying out geologic exploration work at oil-and-gas promising areas Eastern Mailisu IV and Kugart in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.
The Prirazlomnoye oil field is located in the Barents Sea offshore. The license to explore and produce hydrocarbons in the Prirazlomnoye field is owned by Gazprom neft shelf (former Sevmorneftegaz), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom.
Gazprom Group is successfully implementing a number of gas and oil projects in Serbia. Besides, consideration is being given to creating gas-fired power generating capacities in the country.
Jointly with Gazprom, Serbia is actually evolving as a major European center for natural gas transit and storage and a prominent producer of refined products. This offers new opportunities to Serbia to boost its national economy growth and transform itself into a major player in the European energy market.
The Shtokman gas and condensate field development project is of strategic significance for Gazprom. The field will become a resource base for Russian pipeline gas as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to the Atlantic Basin markets.
Project purpose and description: Search, exploration, and production of hydrocarbons in the Ustyurt region of the Republic of Uzbekistan. After completing its geologic exploration work, Gazprom (that holds licenses for the use of mineral resources valid for five years) enjoys exclusive right to negotiate with the Republic of Uzbekistan with regard to the development of the discovered fields based on Production sharing agreements.
The Achimov deposits lie at depths of nearly 4,000 meters and feature a more complex geological structure as compared to the Cenomanian (1,100–1,700 meters of depth) and the Valanginian (1,700–3,200 meters) deposits. Besides, the Achimov deposits are featured with abnormally high formation pressure (over 600 Ata) and heavy paraffins presence.
In 2008 Achimgaz brought the block into pilot operation.
In 2009 Gazprom launched a stand-alone project for gas production from the Achimov deposits – comprehensive gas treatment unit No.22 (CGTU-22) was put into service at the second pilot block of the Achimov deposits in the Urengoy oil, gas and condensate field.
Currently, Vietgazprom continues geological exploration on the continental shelf of Vietnam.
In April 2012 Gazprom and PetroVietnam signed an agreement on Gazprom involvement in the development project for blocks 05.2 and 05.3 offshore Vietnam in the South China Sea. The document stipulates that Gazprom will obtain a 49 per cent stake in the Production Sharing Agreements that set forth the conditions required for implementing the project. The Russian party in this project will be represented by Gazprom EP International.
The Yuzhno-Russkoye field is an example of efficient Russian-German partnership aimed at providing stable energy security in Europe. The project execution based on asset swap and entire chain development from production to final consumer will strengthen Gazprom positions as a global player on the energy market.
On the 19th of december, the 3rd gas complex treatment unit (UKPG — 3S) was launched at the Senoman reservoir of the Zapolyarnoye oil and gas condensate field. At present, the UKPG-3S serves 24 wells producing 20 million cubic meters of natural gas per day. By the yearend, the UKPG-3S is expected to provide production of up to 200 million cubic meters of gas. In the first quarter of 2004, daily gas production will attain some 60 million cubic meters.