16 Feb 2024 16:44

Ukrnafta receives additional flow rate of 75,000 cm of gas per day thanks to 2 booster compressor stations

MOSCOW. Feb 16 (Interfax) - PJSC Ukrnafta has installed two booster compressor stations (BCS) in western and eastern Ukraine and received an additional flow rate of 75,000 cubic meters of gas per day.

"These booster compressor stations in Ukrnafta's equipment fleet are responsible for pumping natural gas from fields into pipelines, through which the resource is brought to gas pre-treatment units, after which it is already delivered to gas pipelines and underground storage facilities," Ukrainian media reported, citing the company's statement on Friday as saying.

Both stations are leased, the lease service was purchased at an open tender on the Prozorro state platform.

"The productivity of compressors that were installed earlier was not enough to transfer all the necessary volume. And the involvement of additional gas compressor stations made it possible to increase production," Ukrnafta CEO Sergei Koretsky said.

As the company said, the first unit in the east of the country additionally pumps 15,000 cubic meters of gas and 1.6 tonnes of condensate per day. It was unloaded by two huge truck cranes because of its heavy weight. The second one in western Ukraine helped reach an additional 60,000 cubic meters per day of production.

"The equipment had to be transported through mountainous terrain at an altitude of 1,080 meters above sea level, but Ukrnafta specialists coped with a difficult task and achieved excellent results," Ukrnafta added.

As reported, Ukrnafta has the strategic goal of doubling oil and natural gas production by 2027, to 3 million tonnes and 2 billion cubic meters, respectively.

Ukrnafta is the largest oil company in Ukraine, which is an operator of a national network of 537 filling stations, of which 456 are operating.

Ukrnafta's largest shareholder is Naftogaz of Ukraine with 50% plus one share. The Headquarters of the Ukrainian Supreme Commander-in-Chief ruled on November 5, 2022 to expropriate Ukrnafta shares owned by private shareholders - that stake is now controlled by the Defense Ministry.