Progress on the Program to Increase APG Utilization Rates

Following the implementation of the gas program, APG utilization rate reached 90.7% in 2017, excluding fields at early stages of developmentPursuant to Resolution of the Russian Government No. 1148 dated 8 November 2012 On the Aspects of Calculating Charges for Pollutants Produced by Flaring and/or Venting Associated Petroleum Gas.. Including the new fields and fields at early stages of development, APG utilization amounted to 89.2%.

90.7% APG utilization rate in 2017 (excludes fields at early stages of developmentPursuant to Resolution of the Russian Government No. 1148 dated 8 November 2012 On the Aspects of Calculating Charges for Pollutants Produced by Flaring and/or Venting Associated Petroleum Gas.)

In 2017, 36 APG utilization facilities were completed. The key projects of the 2017 program are ones that build and renovate the following ground infrastructure facilities:

  • compressor stations (CSs): RN-Vankor’s PWDU-North low-pressure gas compression station, and the PWDU 1 and PWDU 3 compressor stations of the Tomskneft VNK Sovetskoye field
  • gas transportation infrastructure: gas pipelines “Alatorka Gas Processing Plant – Ilyino Modular Pump Station” and “Ilyino PWDU – Iskra Block Modular Power Plant of Bashneft-Dobycha”; the RN-Krasnodarneftegaz gas pipeline from Kluchevaya CS to Smolenskaya CS; petroleum gas pipelines of the RN-Yuganskneftegaz Prirazlomnoye field; and the gas pipeline at Varyoganneftegaz's Van-Eganskoye field
  • power generation facilities: 5 MW gas engine power plant (GEPP) of Tomskneft VNK’s Gerasimovskoye field
  • captive gas utilization facilities of Samaraneftegaz, Bashneft-Dobycha, Taas-Yuryakh Neftegazodobycha, and Sorovskneft
Assets APG Production in 2017, bcm 2017 Achievements
The Vankor cluster 6.8 Launch of low-pressure compression station to collect gas from low-stage separation with total capacity of 204 mmcm per annum at PWDU-South free water knock-out unit
Samotlorneftegaz 5.8 Maintaining APG utilization rate at the Samotlor field at 97%.
RN-Yuganskneftegaz 4.6 APG utilization rate of 98% at commissioning of the Chupalsky license area
RN-Purneftegaz 4.1 Increased production of liquid hydrocarbons from APG through enhanced recovery at the condensate stabilization unit at the Tarasovskoye field gas treatment plant.
Varyoganneftegaz 3.8 Launch of the second string of the pipeline to the Tyumen compressor station, and commissioning of new gas wells at well pad 300 at the Severo-Varyoganskoye field with 16% higher gas supplies to processing facilities
RN-Nyaganneftegaz 1.8 A 12% increase in production due to the construction and commissioning of new wells at the Yem-Yegovskoye field.