28 Sep 2022 12:31

Gas production at Sakhalin-3's Yuzhno-Kirinskoye field pushed back to 2025 - governor

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK. Sept 28 (Interfax) - Gas production at the Sakhalin-3 project's Yuzhno-Kirinskoye field is now scheduled to begin in 2025 and will initially total 5 billion cubic meters per year, Sakhalin Region Governor Valery Limarenko said Wednesday.

"We link the prospects for the development of the oil and gas sector to Gazprom's Sakhalin-3 project. Gas production under the project will begin in 2025. At the initial stage it will total 5 bcm per year, with subsequent growth to 10 bcm," Limarenko said at the Sakhalin Oil and Gas 2022 forum.

The regional authorities will create "all the conditions for the dynamic development of this project," he added.

Gas production at the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye field, Gazprom's largest in the Far East, was previously scheduled to begin in 2023. According to the approved reservoir management plan, the field is supposed to produce 21 bcm of gas per year.