The Leningradskoye gas field is a natural gas field located in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. It was discovered in 1967, the Leningradskoye license, which is owned by Gazprom, covers an area located west of the Yamal Peninsula in the Kara Sea.
It began production in 1972 and produces natural gas and condensates. The total proven reserves of the Leningradskoye gas field are around 151 trillion cubic feet (4300 km3), and production is slated to be around 6 billion cubic feet/day (171×105m3) in 2013.
The drilling at the Leningradskoye was the first offshore Arctic operation of the kind since the Norwegian rig “West Alpha” drilled the University-1 well for ExxonMobil in 2014.
The field’s current recoverable gas reserves are estimated to total 1.9 trillion m3 and are classified as unique. With its upgraded resource estimates, the Leningradskoye field is one of the biggest hydrocarbon discoveries in Russian Arctic waters. It is still however far less than the Shtokman field in the Barents Sea.
In October, a new gas deposit was discovered at the Leningradskoye field as a result of drilling and testing of an exploratory well. Commercial gas inflow was obtained with a flow rate of about 600,000 m3 per day, which proves that the new deposit contains substantial amounts of gas.