A new gas treatment unit with a capacity of 6 billion cu m/year has been commissioned in the East Dome of the North Urengoy field, reports Gazprom Neft.
The launch of the East Dome will raise production at North Urengoy to its design level in 2014, exceeding 10 billion cu m of gas and 1.4 million tonnes of gas condensate.
CJSC Northgas, a joint venture of JSC Novatek and the Gazprom group, said 18 production wells have been drilled at East Dome. Infrastructure also includes gas gathering networks and a gas pipeline and condensate pipeline that lead to West Dome.
West Dome has been producing commercially since 2001. During this year’s first 9 months, some 2.9 billion cu m of commercial-grade gas and 290,000 tonnes of gas condensate were produced. Gas condensate is shipped to the Purovsky plant for processing (OGJ Online, Oct. 17, 2013).
Proven reserves at North Urengoy field at yearend 2012 were 157.3 billion cu m of gas and 21.1 million tonnes of liquid hydrocarbons.