Production drilling at one of Russia’s most prolific gas fields is planned to commence in 2019.
According to Gazprom, the Kovyktinskoye gas and condensate field, located in Irkutsk region, has the largest gas reserves in eastern Russia.
The field is the foundation of the Irkutsk production centre and, together with the Chayandinskoye field in Yakutia, will supply the Power of Siberia pipeline.
The 3,000 km gas trunkline will transport gas to the Russian-Chinese border from Irkutsk and Yakutia.
The update was announced following a meeting between Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller and Irkutsk Governor Sergey Levchenko on 19 October in St Petersburg, Russia.
Gazprom continues to prepare the field to move from development to full-scale production, constructing four exploratory wells and performing 3D seismic surveys covering 2,460 km2 in 2018.
With geological exploration is in full swing, next year the company intends to prepare sites for production wells and to commence drilling.
Gas from Kovyktinskoye is planned to start feeding the Power of Siberia pipeline in late 2022.
Mr Miller and Governor Levchenko also discussed ongoing and future cooperation; the strategic importance of Irkutsk for Gazprom, where the Irkutsk production centre is located; issues related to gas infrastructure expansion; and NGV market development in Irkutsk.
For more information visit the Gazprom website.
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