27 Sep 2017 15:42

Oil production resumes at Sakhalin-1 following scheduled maintenance, repairs

MOSCOW. Sept 27 (Interfax) - Scheduled maintenance and repairs at the Sakhalin-1 project have been completed and oil production has resumed, according to Russian oil production data.

Oil production following the maintenance work was first registered in the system on September 24, with production already increasing to 14,900 tonnes per day by September 26. Before the maintenance work began, Sakhalin-1 produced 32,000 tonnes of oil per day, or 234,600 barrels per day.

The resumption of production at Sakhalin-1, as well as a significant increase in oil output from Rosneft since September 21, caused Russian oil production as a whole to exceed 1.5 million tonnes per day on September 26, the first time in several months.