The Company is making preparations for the first pipeline supplies of Russian gas to China via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline. Efforts for filling up the pipeline with gas from the Chayandinskoye field in Yakutia are going according to schedule, with start-up and commissioning operations undergoing at the field’s core facilities. Drilling of 176 gas production wells is completed, as the work is progressing ahead of schedule. Production drilling is in full swing at the Irkutsk Region-based Kovyktinskoye field, which will start feeding gas into Power of Siberia in early 2023.
An important link in Power of Siberia’s gas supply chain will be the Amur Gas Processing Plant, one of the largest in the world. The core equipment of the GPP’s first two production trains is nearly assembled, with works underway on the third train.
Expansion is being carried out at the Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline section between Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Khabarovsk. Large-diameter pipes are being transported to the welding stations along the pipeline’s route for the purpose of welding double-jointed segments.
Gazprom is systematically developing the Yamal gas production center, which is major and strategically important on a national scale. The sixth and final booster compressor station is being prepared to be brought onstream along with new production wells at the Bovanenkovskoye field. Pre-development of the Kharasaveyskoye field continues.
The operations in Yamal are synchronized with the ongoing expansion of the northern gas transmission corridor. Compressor capacities are being built within the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta 2 gas pipeline. A new compressor workshop is being prepared to come onstream at the Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipeline. The Bovanenkovo – Ukhta 3 and Ukhta – Torzhok 3 gas pipelines are at the design stage.
Welding is nearly over at the 880-kilometer-long linear part that is planned to go into operation this year as part of the project for expanding gas transmission capacities in the northwestern region between Gryazovets and the Slavyanskaya compressor station (CS). Start-up and commissioning is taking place at the CS, which is the starting point of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
The TurkStream gas pipeline is going to be brought into operation before the end of 2019. Construction of the receiving terminal on the Black Sea coast near the Kiyikoy settlement is nearing completion. The landfall section in Russia and the Russkaya CS are ready for operation.
Efforts are being made to build the LNG production, storage and shipment complex near the Portovaya compressor station.
The issue concerning the progress of the major investment projects will be submitted for review by the Company’s Board of Directors.