Lukoil begins deliveries to Gazprom’s Sosnogorsk gas plant

PJSC Lukoil subsidiary OOO Lukoil-Komi LLC has initiated deliveries of associated petroleum gas (APG) from its group of production fields in northern Russia’s Komi Republic to PJSC Gazprom’s 3 billion-cu m/year Sosnogorsk gas processing plant.

Lukoil began APG shipments to Gazprom’s Sosnogorsk plant on Sept. 7 following commissioning of a newly completed lateral from the 1,100-km Bovanenkovo-Ukhta gas trunkline system to Pechora Gas Distribution Station (GDS) 2, the companies said in a series of separate releases.

Bulk gas deliveries to the Sosnogorsk plant during 2015-21 will amount to about 3.9 billion cu m/year, Lukoil and Gazprom said.

First gas deliveries and precommissioning activities at the lateral from the Bovanenkovo-Ukhta to Pechora GDS 2 previously were scheduled to begin during this year’s second quarter, Gazprom said in a Mar. 12 release.

Intended to enable increased utilization of available processing capacity at Gazprom’s Sosnogorsk plant, the APG supply agreement also will contribute to increased APG recovery at Lukoil’s Komi Republic production fields, Lukoil said.

The supply arrangement follows a 2014-24 strategic partnership master agreement the companies signed in May 2014 for further cooperation in hydrocarbon feedstock supply, petrochemical production, as well as allocation of uncommitted oil and gas condensate resources at processing plants both in Russia and abroad, according to Gazprom.

The companies also have discussed the possibility of Lukoil supplying gas from its 4 million-tonne/year Ukhta refinery, located in the central part of Komi Republic, to the Sosnogorsk processing plant, Gazprom said in a Dec. 11, 2014, release.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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