PAO Novatek started commercial crude oil production from Yaro-Yakhinskoye field in the Purovsky district of Russia’s Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region.
Oil production capacity of the field, which was developed by Arcticgas, a joint venture of Novatek and Gazprom Neft, is estimated at 1.2 million tons/year.
Before the start of production, construction was first completed on oil and gas gathering systems, a central oil treatment facility, and a 57-km external crude oil pipeline. Twenty-two production wells have been drilled on the crude oil portion of the field, and production drilling is under way.
Commercial production of natural gas and condensate from Yaro-Yakhinskoye began in April 2015. Field reserves under the Russian reserves classification totaled 206 billion cu m of gas and 32 million tons of liquids as of yearend 2017.