The strategy for the gas supply to and gasification of Eastern Siberia and Russia’s Far East is based on the Program for an integrated gas production, transportation and supply system in Eastern Siberia and the Far East, taking into account potential gas exports to China and other Asia-Pacific countries (Eastern Gas Program).
Gazprom serves as the coordinator of operations within the Eastern Gas Program.
As of today, new gas production centers have been established in the Sakhalin Region (shelf of Sakhalin Island) and the Kamchatka Territory. New centers are being set up in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the Irkutsk Region, with another center planned in the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
Natural gas will play an important role in the socio-economic development of those regions not only through the gasification of population centers, but also thanks to the creation of modern gas processing and petrochemical facilities.
Kamchatka’s reserves and resources
The C1 gas reserves of the four onshore gas and condensate fields discovered in the Kamchatka Peninsula – Kshukskoye, Nizhne-Kvakchikskoye, Sredne-Kunzhinskoye, and Severo-Kolpakovskoye – total some 16 billion cubic meters.
There is potential for hydrocarbon prospecting at the Zapadno-Kamchatsky licensed block located on the shelf of the Sea of Okhotsk.
Gazprom is developing the Kshukskoye and Nizhne-Kvakchikskoye fields on the western shore of the Kamchatka Peninsula. In 2011, the Company brought the Kshukskoye field to its design capacity of 175 million cubic meters of gas per year and started producing gas from the Nizhne-Kvakchikskoye field. In the long run, the total design capacity of the two fields is expected to reach 750 million cubic meters of gas per year.
In 2010, with a view to provide local consumers with gas, Gazprom put in operation the Sobolevo – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky gas trunkline, effectively bringing the first-ever delivery of natural gas to the capital city of the Kamchatka Territory. The 392-kilometer gas pipeline has the annual capacity of up to 750 million cubic meters. The project laid the foundation for the development of a regional gas supply and gasification system.
In order to ensure the long-term reliability of gas supplies to consumers in the Kamchatka Territory, the Company plans to conduct onshore and offshore geological exploration in the Kamchatka Peninsula in the period up to 2026.