OAO Gazprom is drilling three production wells in Chayandinskoye field in Yakutia (OGJ Online, Dec. 19, 2013). The company plans eight additional wells during pilot commercial development of the oil rim, which precedes commercial operation.
The field will become one of the main sources for the Power of Siberia trunkline, which will deliver gas from the Irkutsk and Yakutia production centers to the Far East.
At full capacity, the field will produce as much as 25 billion cu m/year of gas and no less than 1.5 million tonnes/year of oil, Gazprom said. Start of gas production is scheduled for late 2018.