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LUKOIL starts production at oil field in Russia's Yamal Arctic region

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LUKOIL started today commercial production at the Pyakyakhinskoye oil and gas condensate field in the Yamal-Nenets Autononous District.

The official ceremony was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Arkady Dvorkovich, President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov and Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District Dmitry Kobylkin. The event is a milestone for both the Company and the Russian oil and gas industry.

The active construction and development phase at the Pyakyakhinskoye field started in 2014. A gas-turbine electric power plant with a capacity of 36 MW and a number of production, social and environmental facilities have been built at the field to date, including an oil treatment unit, a pump station of the pressure-maintenance system, a condensate de-ethanisation and stabilisation unit, a transfer-and-acceptance station, a gas treatment unit, a refuse dump for household and industrial waste, and a field camp for 300 people.

107 wells have been drilled at the field, including 72 oil wells and 31 gas wells. Thirty-six (36) oil wells are currently in production, with an overall daily flow rate exceeding 3000 t (20 000 bbls). The crude oil is transported via the Zapolyarye-Purpe pipeline.

The launch of gas production at the field is planned for the latter part of 2016. Marketable gas from the field will be transported via a trunk pipeline to a gas-compressor station near the Nakhodkinskoye field and farther on to the Yamburgskaya gas-compressor station.

The field is planned to produce 1.5 million t of crude oil and gas condensate and 3 billion cubic meters of natural gas in 2017.

Arkady Dvorkovich also presented state awards to 4 employees of LUKOIL–West Siberia.

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