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Kovyktinskoye gas field

The field lies in the Irkutsk Oblast, around 400 km to the north of Irkutsk, in East Siberia.

Kovyktinskoye gas field

The Kovyktinskoye gas and condensate field has the largest gas reserves in eastern Russia. It serves as the foundation for the Irkutsk gas production center and, together with the Chayandinskoye field in Yakutia, as a resource base for the Power of Siberia gas pipeline.

Kovyktinskoye was discovered in 1987 within the Zhigalovsky and Kazachinsko-Lensky Districts of the Irkutsk Region.

The field is unique in terms of C1+C2 reserves: Gazprom’s licensed blocks (Kovyktinsky, Khandinsky, and Chikansky) contain 2.7 trillion m3 of gas and 90.6 million tons of gas condensate (recoverable).

It is planned to produce 25 billion m3 of gas per year from the field. The period of active gas production in the field is expected to be 30 years, and the period of field development about 50 years.

Kovyktinskoye’s gas is characterized by a complex composition: in addition to methane, it contains propane, butane, and considerable amounts of helium. The valuable components will be extracted from the gas at the Amur GPP.

Gazprom obtained a subsurface use license for the Kovyktinskoye field in 2011. Kovyktinskoye has a complex geological structure. Gazprom will use cutting-edge and efficient technologies in developing the field.

In January 2021 Gazprom has completed construction of 98 km of a natural gas pipeline that will link Kovyktinskoye field to Chayandinskoye field in Yakutia.

In late 2022, the Power of Siberia gas trunkline will start receiving gas from the Kovyktinskoye field.