Gas business

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

Strategic priorities:

  • to establish a new gas production center in the Yamal Peninsula, creating a hub that will become vital to Russia’s gas industry, as well as to bring unique and large fields into development;
  • to shape new gas production centers in eastern Russia, namely in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Irkutsk Region, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the Sakhalin Region, and the Kamchatka Territory;
  • to bring new fields into development in the Nadym-Pur-Taz region;
  • 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 into development.
Geological exploration on Kara Sea shelf
Geological exploration on Kara Sea shelf

Geological exploration on Kara Sea shelf

Medium-term objectives:

  • 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.

Gas transmission

Strategic priorities:

  • to ensure that the integrated development of the gas transmission system is synchronized with the expansion of gas production and storage facilities, preparation of new consumers for receiving gas, and implementation of export projects;
  • to diversify gas export routes;
  • to build new gas transmission capacities;
  • to renovate and retrofit the existing gas transmission facilities.
Construction of Izobilny CS – Nevinnomyssk gas pipeline
Construction of Izobilny CS – Nevinnomyssk gas pipeline

Construction of Izobilny CS – Nevinnomyssk gas pipeline

Medium-term objectives:

  • construction of gas transmission capacities providing for the diversification of gas export routes (including the continuation of stepwise launch of the Power of Siberia gas trunkline);
  • construction of new gas transmission capacities in Russia in order to supply gas to the domestic market and fulfill contractual export obligations, including the capacities for transmitting gas from the fields of the Yamal Peninsula to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline (which includes the expansion of the gas transmission capacities within the Gryazovets – Slavyanskaya CS section);
    • to implement integrated programs for the renovation and retrofitting of the existing gas transmission facilities;
    • to decommission excess capacities in the central gas transmission corridor.
Baidaratskaya compressor station
Baidaratskaya compressor station

Baidaratskaya compressor station

Top-priority gas transmission projects:

Construction of Power of Siberia gas pipeline
Construction of Power of Siberia gas pipeline

Construction of Power of Siberia gas pipeline

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.

Strategic priorities:

  • to sustain the capacity of UGS facilities at the same level, increase the flexibility of the UGS storage system, and fill the need for UGS facilities in the underserved regions of the Russian Federation;
  • 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 increase the flexibility of the UGS storage system in Russia 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 maintain the UGS capacities at the level obtained, doing so through renovating and replacing obsolete and worn-out fixed assets;
  • to enhance the UGS capacities of the Gazprom Group in foreign countries.
Haidach UGS facility in Austria
Haidach UGS facility in Austria

Haidach UGS facility in Austria

Medium-term objectives:

  • to renovate and replace obsolete and worn-out fixed assets at the active UGS facilities;
  • to create and develop peak-performing UGS facilities, i.e. the Kaliningradskoye, Volgogradskoye and Shatrovskoye facilities and 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);
  • to increase the flexibility of the UGS storage system in the Russian Federation through arranging small-sized peak-performing gas storages in rock salt caverns so as to provide for maintaining the usual level of deliverability while increasing the gas withdrawal volume, doing so before February 1.
Kaliningradskoye UGS facility
Kaliningradskoye UGS facility

Kaliningradskoye UGS facility

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.

Strategic priorities:

  • 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.
Construction site of Amur Gas Processing Plant
Construction site of Amur Gas Processing Plant

Construction site of Amur Gas Processing Plant

Medium-term objectives:

  • 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.
Urengoy Condensate Treatment Plant
Urengoy Condensate Treatment Plant

Urengoy Condensate Treatment Plant

LNG

Strategic priority:

  • to expand in-house LNG production.
Prigorodnoye production complex, Sakhalin II project
Prigorodnoye production complex, Sakhalin II project

Prigorodnoye production complex, Sakhalin II project

Medium-term objective:

  • to pursue LNG production projects in Russia.
Small-scale LNG production complex in Kaliningrad Region
Small-scale LNG production complex in Kaliningrad Region

Small-scale LNG production complex in Kaliningrad Region

High-priority LNG projects:

  • the complex for processing ethane-containing gas and LNG production near Ust-Luga;
  • the third production train of the LNG plant within the Sakhalin II project;
  • the LNG production, storage and shipment complex near the Portovaya compressor station in the Leningrad Region;
  • the Vladivostok LNG project.
Offshore gas receiving terminal and floating storage and regasification unit called Marshal Vasilevskiy brought into operation in Kaliningrad Region in 2019
Offshore gas receiving terminal and floating storage and regasification unit called Marshal Vasilevskiy brought into operation in Kaliningrad Region in 2019

Offshore gas receiving terminal and floating storage and regasification unit called Marshal Vasilevskiy brought into operation in Kaliningrad Region in 2019