21 Dec 2010 12:14

Gazprom expects to produce 570-580 bcm gas by 2015

MOSCOW. Dec 21 (Interfax) - Gazprom expects to be producing 570-580 billion cubic meters of gas by 2015, the Russian gas giant's press office said.

"The current assessment of the development of the domestic and external gas markets enables us to forecast gas production by the Gazprom group of up to 570-580 bcm by 2015," the company said following a meeting of its board of directors, devoted to upstream development in the period to 2015.

It is anticipated Gazprom will produce 507 bcm of gas in 2010. Planned output in 2011 is 505.6 bcm.

Gazprom's priority upstream projects in the Nadym-Pur-Tazov province to 2015 include achieving projected output at the Kharvutinskaya area of the Yamburg field, the Cenomanian beds of the Zapoplyarnoye field, the Yety-Purovskoye and Yamsoveiskoye fields, and the West Pestsvovaya section of the Urengoi field; increasing production at the Achimov beds of the Urengoi field; and starting to develop the Nydinskaya area of the Medvyezheye field and the Lower Cretaceous deposits of the Zapolyarnoye and Pestsovoye fields.

Priority projects in new gas provinces include developing the Bovanenkovskoye field on the Yamal peninsula and the Kirinskoye field on the Sea of Okhotsk shelf.