The Gazprom Group's strategic goal in the gas business is to retain its leading position among global oil and gas companies by diversifying sales markets and supply methods as regards natural gas and its derivatives, providing reliable gas supplies to consumers, improving operating efficiency and increasing scale of its activities, and developing its technical & technological potential and talent pool.
Exploration and production
- to shape gas production centers in eastern Russia;
- to bring the unique and large fields of the Yamal Peninsula into development;
- to bring the new fields of the Nadym-Pur-Taz region into development;
- to perform follow-up exploration in deep-lying Achimov and Jurassic deposits, as well as in the above-Cenomanian complex within the fields developed in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area;
- to bring continental shelf fields in the northern seas into development.
- to provide for enhanced replenishment of the mineral and raw material base;
- to carry on with the establishment of new gas production centers in Russia;
- to renovate and retrofit the existing gas production facilities in order to maintain production volumes at the design levels.
- to synchronize the commissioning of gas production, transmission and storage facilities;
- to diversify gas export routes;
- to build new gas transmission capacities;
- to renovate and retrofit the existing gas transmission facilities.
- to construct gas transmission capacities providing for the diversification of gas export routes (including the continuation of stepwise launch of the Power of Siberia gas trunkline);
- to construct new gas transmission capacities in Russia in order to supply gas to the domestic market and fulfill contractual export obligations;
- to implement integrated programs for the renovation and retrofitting of the existing gas transmission facilities;
- to decommission excess capacities in the gas transmission system.
Top-priority gas transmission projects:
- Bovanenkovo – Ukhta 2;
- Bovanenkovo – Ukhta 3;
- Ukhta – Torzhok 2;
- Ukhta – Torzhok 3;
- Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok;
- Power of Siberia.
Underground gas storage
The strategic goal in the development of Russian UGS facilities is to bring the daily withdrawal rate to 1 billion cubic meters of gas.
- to maintain the current capacity of UGS facilities by renovating and replacing obsolete and worn-out fixed assets;
- to improve the flexibility of Russia's UGS storage system through arranging small-sized peak-performing gas storages in rock salt caverns, which provide for maintaining the usual level of deliverability while increasing the gas withdrawal volume, doing so before February 1;
- to ensure that the daily deliverability and working gas inventories of the existing UGS facilities are increased so that the need for gas is satisfied both today and in the future;
- to build up the UGS capacities of the Gazprom Group in foreign countries.
- to renovate and replace obsolete and worn-out fixed assets at the active UGS facilities, including Severo-Stavropolskoye, Elshano-Kurdyumskoye, Stepnovskoye, and Peschano-Umetskoye;
- to create and develop peak-performing UGS facilities, i.e. the Kaliningradskoye and Volgogradskoye facilities, as well as the Udmurtia Reserving Complex;
- to fill the need for UGS facilities in the underserved regions (potentially in the Northwestern, Siberian and Far Eastern Federal Districts of the Russian Federation).
Gas and gas condensate processing, gas chemistry
The principal goal of the Gazprom Group's progress in the field of gas processing and gas chemistry is to increase the recovery of valuable components from natural gas and associated petroleum gas and their efficient use for further processing into readily marketable products with high added value.
- to create new gas processing capacities for the resources located in Eastern Siberia and Russia's Far East;
- to process and transmit projected volumes of liquid hydrocarbons extracted in Western Siberia, the Yamal Peninsula, and the adjacent continental shelf of the Kara Sea;
- to process ethane-containing gas extracted in Western Siberia;
- to expand LNG production.
- to pursue projects aimed at creating new gas processing capacities for the resources located in Eastern Siberia and Russia's Far East, as well as processing projected volumes of liquid hydrocarbons extracted in Western Siberia;
- to renovate the existing capacities;
- to implement projects for LNG production in Russia.
- to expand gas supplies and gas infrastructure in the Russian Federation;
- to develop the domestic market for natural gas vehicle (NGV) fuel and NGV refueling infrastructure in the Russian Federation;
- to diversify export routes by supplying LNG to the markets into which Russian pipeline gas cannot be imported;
- to ensure that the use of pipelines and LNG production capacities is economically justified when gas is being exported.
- to implement gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion programs in Russian regions for 2021–2025.