USD 94.3242


EUR 100.2787


Brent 86.86


Natural gas 1.768



Gazprom continuing to prepare Kovyktinskoye field for commercial production

A working meeting between Alexey Miller and Sergey Levchenko took place in Moscow.

Gazprom continuing to prepare Kovyktinskoye field for commercial production

Moscow, 21 March - Neftegaz.RU. A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Gazprom´s CEO, and Sergey Levchenko, Governor of the Irkutsk Region, took place on March 20, 2018.

The parties discussed ongoing and future cooperation, noting the strategic importance of the Irkutsk Region for Gazprom. The company is shaping a major gas production center on the basis of the Kovyktinskoye field, which is unique in terms of its gas reserves (2.7 trillion cubic meters).

Gazprom continues to prepare Kovyktinskoye to move from pilot development to commercial production. Comprehensive geological studies are currently underway at the field.

In 2017, two exploratory wells were drilled and 3D seismic surveys covering 2,400 square kilometers were performed. Efforts are being made to design the site structures and facilities for production purposes, along with gas transmission capacities.

It is planned to start feeding gas from Kovyktinskoye into the Power of Siberia gas pipeline in late 2022, with a section of the pipeline to be laid in the Irkutsk Region. In this connection, the parties addressed the common long-term objectives for gas supplies and NGV market development in the Irkutsk Region.

Natural gas penetration in the Irkutsk Region is currently at 8.1%. A CNG filling station of Gazprom is active in Bratsk.

To read the full story in Russian.

Follow us on Google News
Advertising at

Subscribe to our newsletter

of the best materials Neftegaz.RU

* Incorrect E-Mail Address

By clicking the "Subscribe" button I accept the "Agreement on the processing of personal data"

Advertising at