On working meeting between Alexander Ananenkov and Yury Paranichev


The Gazprom Headquarters hosted today a working meeting between Alexander Ananenkov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Yury Paranichev, First Deputy Head of the Irkutsk Oblast Administration.

The parties addressed the status of the Gasification Accord implementation signed by Gazprom and the Irkutsk Oblast Administration. In particular, under discussion was the execution of the Action Plan covering the gas supply to and gasification of the region as well as the modification of the General Scheme of gas supply to and gasification of the Irkutsk Oblast.


In December 2005 Gazprom and the Irkutsk Oblast Administration signed a Gasification Accord.

The General Scheme of gas supply to and gasification of the Irkutsk Oblast was approved by the Directive of the Irkutsk Oblast Administration on December 28, 2005. The Scheme contemplates comprehensively developing a regional gas production, transportation and supply system in the Irkutsk Oblast with the use of local hydrocarbon sources. The General Scheme prescribes providing gas supply to and gasification of the northern regions from the existing medium- and small-sized fields. At an initial stage, the demand of consumers from the southern part of the Oblast is satisfied with gas from the South Kovykta area.

The General Scheme enables to supply gas to 899 population centres in 32 areas of the Irkutsk Oblast and envisages constructing gas mains, pipeline branches and distribution networks as well as shaping and developing a regional gas market.

In December 2007, as part of the General Scheme implementation Gazprom transgaz Tomsk (a wholly owned subsidiary of Gazprom) commissioned phase 1 of the Bratsk gas condensate field – Bratsk gas main delivering gas from the Bratsk field to (the license for the field is held by Bratskoecogaz, ITERA ’ s subsidiary) to the city of Bratsk. The total length of phase 1 reaching block 45 in Bratsk is 26.6 km, pipe diameter – 325 mm. Upon construction of the Bratsk gas condensate field – Bratsk trunkline, its total length will amount to nearly 70 km.

Among the top-priority gasification facilities set forth in the General Scheme for 2008–2009 are the Chikanskoye gas condensate field development, the construction of the Chikanskoye gas condensate field – Irkutsk gas main and distribution gas pipelines in Bratsk projects.

In the Irkutsk Oblast Gazprom holds licenses for subsoil use in the Bokhan and South Ust-Kut blocks as well as Western and Eastern blocks of the South Kovykta area. The geological survey performed by Gazprom in the South Kovykta area resulted in the discovery of the Chikanskoye gas condensate field, the license for which was obtained on February 29, 2008. 

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