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LUKOIL Starts Pilot Production at Gas Condensate Field in Bolshekhetskaya Depression


LUKOIL started pilot production at Khalmerpayutinskoye gas condensate field of the Bolshekhetskaya depression in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. The company has set up well pad at the field and drilled two wells with daily flow rates of 395 thousand cubic meters of natural gas and 31 tonnes of condensate.

The following facilities were constructed to gather, process and ship hydrocarbons: a unit for treatment of marketable gas, a gas engine power plant, gas gathering systems, a methanol pipeline, and other production facilities. The field is connected with the gas transportation system of the Bolshekhetskaya depression and the temporary accommodation camp has been put into service.

LUKOILís plans for Khalmerpayutinskoye field include drilling of four wells of various design. The decision on further field development will be taken after the results of the wellsí commissioning and collection of geological information.


LUKOIL started the development of fields in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District in the early 2000s. In 2005 the Nakhodkinskoye field was put into operation, and in 2016 the Pyakyakhinskoye oil and gas condensate field was put into operation. At the end of 2019, LUKOIL started pilot production at Yuzhno-Messoyakhskoye gas condensate field. The initial recoverable reserves of the Bolshekhetskaya depression, all fields combined, amount to approximately 1 billion tonnes of reference fuel.

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