Novatek launches Russian gas field
Russia's Novatek announced on November 17 that it had brought a new gas field in west Siberia into production, with the project due to flow 3.6bn m3 of gas and 0.6mn metric tons of condensate annually.
The Kharbeyskoye field is part of the North-Russkiy cluster in the Yamalo-Nenets region. Novatek launched gas flow from the first field in the cluster, North-Russkoye, in December 2019, and began condensate extraction there and at another field, East-Tazovskoye, in August 2020. The final field in the cluster is Dorogovskoye.
Combined, the fields are set to produce 13bn m3/year of gas at full capacity. All of this gas will be sold domestically.
"The Kharbeyskoye field launch will make a significant contribution to Novatek's natural gas and liquid hydrocarbon production volumes," CEO Leonid Mikhelson said. While the company wants to rapidly increase its LNG exports over the next decade, Mikhelson said that maintaining its domestic gas supply was also a strategic priority.
"We are continuing to develop the North-Russkiy cluster which plays an important role in our strategy," the CEO said.