Operating results

Progress on the programme to increase APG utilisation rates

In 2020, the APG utilisation rate for mature assets reached 94.3%, excluding greenfield projects and fields under development (Suzunskoye, Srednebotuobinskoye, Tagulskoye, Lodochnoye, Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye, Yurubcheno-Tokhomskoye, Kondinskoye, Russkoye, Kuyumbinskoye, Severo-Komsomolskoye, Trebs and Titov fields) where gas infrastructure is yet to be created. If fields under development and greenfield projects at early stages of development are included, the APG utilisation rate amounts to 74.8%.

In 2020, the Company completed the construction of 21 APG utilisation facilities. Some of the most important ones include:

  • A complex of facilities for injecting APG into the reservoir at Vostsibneftegaz’s Yurubcheno-Tokhomskoye field (four gas pumping units in phase I). The gradual injection of gas into the system of reservoir pressure maintenance started in August 2020, with a total of about 190 mmcm of gas injected in 2020.
  • The Troitskaya compressor station at RN-Krasnodarneftegaz with a capacity of 250 mmcm.
  • A 50.5 MW gas turbine power plant at the Srednebotuobinskoye field of Taas-Yuryakh Neftegazodobycha.
  • A compressor station with a gas treatment unit at Messoyakhaneftegaz’s Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye fieldThe asset is jointly managed with Gazprom Neft.. The pumping of gas into underground storage facilities started in July 2020, with a total of 500 mmcm of gas pumped during the year.

Other facilities are part of the APG gathering, treatment, and transport systems.

APG production in 2020
Vankor Cluster
3.7 bcm
Maintaining APG utilisation rate at the Vankor field at 98.4%. Since 2014, 34.5 bcm of gas was supplied to Gazprom.
6.1 bcm
Production rose by 2.2% year-on-year on the back of higher APG supplies to processing facilities. Maintaining APG utilisation rate at the Samotlor field at 98.6%.
2.5 bcm
Maintaining APG utilisation rate at RN-Purneftegaz at 99.2%.
4.8 bcm
APG supplies to processing facilities grew due to the prompt replacement of the compressor unit at the Priobskoye field’s Compressor Station 2 and launch of pipeline from the Moskovtsev field.
1.3 bcm
Gas production rose by 5.9% year-on-year due to the increase in the amount of gas pumped into underground storage facilities.