Lukoil starts oil production from Pyakyakhinskoye field in Russia

PJSC Lukoil has started commercial crude oil production from Pyakyakhinskoye field in Russia’s Yamal-Nenets autonomous district.

Thirty-six oil wells are now in production, with a total flow rate exceeding 20,000 b/d. Crude is transported via the Zapolyarye-Purpe pipeline.

The launch of natural gas production is planned for later this year. Gas will be transported via trunk pipeline to a gas compressor station near Nakhodkinskoye field and on to the Yamburgskaya compressor station (OGJ Online, June 11, 2013).

The company said the field was discovered in 1989 in the Bolshekhetskaya depression, and that 107 wells have been drilled.

Field facilities include a 36-Mw gas turbine power plant, an oil treatment unit, a condensate de-ethanization and stabilization unit, a transfer-and-acceptance station, a gas treatment unit, and a field camp for 300 people.

Facilities are designed to withstand extreme operating conditions, including ambient temperatures as low as –56° C.

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