The company recently commissioned oil-gathering and treatment facilities and a water-treatment unit in a first phase with capacity of 350,000 b/d of heavy oil.
The water-treatment unit can clean 700 cu m/hr of formation water used to generate steam for injection into the reservoir.
Lukoil plans more than 20 other facilities, including steam-generating units and a 75-Mw power plant.
The field was discovered in 1932 in the southern part of the Timan-Pechora province. Lukoil estimates yearend 2015 proved reserves at 321 million bbl of oil.