Urengoy celebrates 40 years of gas supplies

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Forty years ago, on April 22, 1978, Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy’s comprehensive gas treatment unit (CGTU) No. 1 carried out the first delivery of commercial gas extracted in Urengoy. The commissioning of CGTU-1 marked the beginning of the development of the Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field.

Construction of the company’s first production facility commenced on April 15, 1977. At the time, some 700 people worked simultaneously at the construction site. January 1978 saw the start of gas supplies for process needs and for the operation of a temporary boiler house. Together, Urengoy’s gasmen and builders managed to bring the comprehensive gas treatment unit onstream in a mere 12 months instead of the scheduled 28 months.

Gas Production Facility No. 1 of Urengoyskoye Gas Production Directorate, Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy, 1978
Gas Production Facility No. 1 of Urengoyskoye Gas Production Directorate, Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy, 1978

Gas Production Facility No. 1 of Urengoyskoye Gas Production Directorate, Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy, 1978

Control room of Gas Production Facility No. 1, 1978
Control room of Gas Production Facility No. 1, 1978

Control room of Gas Production Facility No. 1, 1978

CGTU-1 was put into operation in an official ceremony on April 22, 1978. The first cubic meters of gas delivered from the Urengoyskoye field in 1978 signified a great victory for the pioneers who had endured many challenges in their endeavors.

Official commissioning of CGTU-1 on April 22, 1978
Official commissioning of CGTU-1 on April 22, 1978

Official commissioning of CGTU-1 on April 22, 1978

Looking back on the early years of Urengoyskoye, industry veterans recall their optimism and enthusiasm despite the difficult working conditions and the lack of basic amenities. They lived for their work and the Great Urengoy, becoming indelibly connected with the latter.

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of gas producers, it only took a month from the launch of CGTU-1 to pump 1 billion cubic meters of Urengoy gas into the gas trunkline.

Gas Production Facility No. 1 of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy 40 years after commissioning
Gas Production Facility No. 1 of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy 40 years after commissioning

Gas Production Facility No. 1 of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy 40 years after commissioning

Background

Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, was set up to develop Urengoyskoye, one of the largest oil, gas and condensate fields in the world. The company’s facilities include 22 comprehensive gas treatment units, two oil production sites, 20 booster compressor stations, five gas cooling stations, more than 2,800 producing wells, two compressor stations for associated petroleum gas utilization, and a pump station for condensate delivery. Over the years, the company built over 1,300 kilometers of inter-field and 2,800 kilometers of in-field product pipelines, creating extensive industrial infrastructure for the reliable operation of oil and gas facilities.

The environmental policy of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy was certified under the ISO 14001 international standards and is recognized as conforming to environmental management requirements. The company employs more than 12,000 people. Its head office is located in Novy Urengoy.

 

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