29 Sep 2022 13:23

Gazprom Neft to ship 1.9 mln t of Chayanda oil to Asia-Pacific region

MOSCOW. Sept 29 (Interfax) - Gazprom Neft has launched new oil and gas infrastructure at the Chayanda field, which will enable it to annually ship 1.9 million tonnes of oil from the field to markets in the Asia-Pacific region, the Russian oil company said.

In addition, 2.2 billion cubic meters of gas will be produced from oil rims, the company said.

"The launch of the infrastructure will make it possible to create an anchor asset for Gazprom Neft's further efficient development of the resource base in Eastern Siberia," the company said in a press release.

"The Chayanda field is foundational for the largest center of hydrocarbon production in Yakutia and one of Gazprom's key projects in Eastern Russia. The field is the resource base for strategic long-distance gas and oil transportation systems - [gas pipeline] Power of Siberia and [oil pipeline] Eastern Siberia - Pacific Ocean. Gazprom is carrying out the massive development of the Chayanda field's multicomponent reserves. Gazprom Neft is developing hard-to-recover oil reserves," the company said.

The Chayanda oil and gas condensate field, one of the largest in Eastern Russia, is the core of the Yakutia gas production center and the resource base for the Power of Siberia pipeline (along with the Kovykta field in Irkutsk Region). The field's gas is being tapped by Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk, while the oil is being extracted by Gazpromneft-Zapolyarye.

The field has recoverable reserves of 1.2 trillion cubic meters of gas and 61.6 million tonnes of oil.