Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee held a meeting in Tomsk to consider the progress with the company's investment projects related to gas supply to China via the eastern route.
Taking part in the meeting were Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, as well as heads of Gazprom's relevant structural units and subsidiaries.
It was pointed out that the creation of the Yakutia gas production centre as well as the construction of gas transmission and processing capacities went on in compliance with the schedule.
In particular, at the Chayandinskoye field all the necessary materials and equipment have been purchased to build the facilities needed for pre-developing the oil rim. Preparations are underway for well drilling, drilling rigs are being delivered to the site. A riverside loading dock in Peleduy settlement as well as an onsite road and access roads to well clusters are under construction. Designing of the gas infrastructure at the Chayandinskoye field is almost completed.
The Power of Siberia gas trunkline construction is underway. Among other things, the gas pipeline route is being cleared, site filling is being done for the line pipe operation centre base and a rotational camp in Lensk.
Joint activities are being carried out at the Power of Siberia trans-border section in cooperation with China National Petroleum Corporation. By now, the location of the underwater crossing through the Amur River has been determined and the technical requirements to the engineering surveys to perform detailed design have been approved.
The Amur gas processing plant is currently under construction.
Considering the strategic importance and tight project schedules, the meeting participants paid special attention to organising the delivery of materials and equipment. In 2014 the single logistics centre in Ust-Kut secured the delivery of 135.8 thousand t of goods for the Chayandinskoye field and the Power of Siberia gas pipeline, including 122.5 thousand t of large-diameter pipes. This year the figure will increase several times – it is planned to deliver some 500 000 t of different goods.
“The work on the Chayanda and Power of Siberia projects is in full swing. All Gazprom's obligations to start gas supplies to China will be performed in full and in due time,” said Alexey Miller.
The meeting resulted in assigning tasks aimed at the ongoing implementation of projects concerning the establishment of the Yakutia gas production centre and gas transmission and processing facilities.
Adapted from press release by Hannah Priestley-Eaton