Alexey Miller and Vagit Alekperov address vital cooperation issues
The Gazprom headquarters hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company’s Management Committee and Vagit Alekperov, President of LUKOIL.
The parties discussed the issues of cooperation while arranging the processing of associated petroleum gas (APG) from the northern group of LUKOIL-Komi fields at the Sosnogorsk Gas Processing Plant (GPP) of Gazprom. It was noted that the work was in progress for creating the required infrastructure to deliver gas to the GPP. In particular, the construction of a gas branch from the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta gas trunkline system to the Pechora GDS-2 is nearing completion. The first gas delivery and pre-commissioning activities at the gas branch are scheduled for the second quarter of 2015. In addition, design & estimate documents were prepared for two gas distribution pipelines from the Krutyanskaya GDS.
The meeting also addressed gas supply from LUKOIL’s fields in the Bolshekhetskaya Depression and the Northern Caspian Sea.
Gazprom and LUKOIL signed the 2014–2024 General Agreement on Strategic Partnership to further cooperation in hydrocarbon feedstock supply, petrochemicals production as well as allocation of uncommitted oil and gas condensate resources at gas and oil processing plants both in Russia and abroad. The Agreement envisages cooperation in developing production capacities and infrastructure facilities, their sci-tech, environmental and HR support as well as in other areas.
The joint projects of Gazprom and LUKOIL include natural gas supply from LUKOIL fields in the Bolshekhetskaya Depression and the Northern Caspian Sea. Together with their Kazakh partners the companies are engaged in geological exploration and development of the Tsentralnoye oil, gas and condensate field in the Caspian Sea.