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 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.
- 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 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 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.
Top-priority gas transmission projects:
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 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.
- 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.
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 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 expand in-house LNG production.
- to pursue LNG production projects in Russia.
High-priority LNG projects: