Gas Production

Gazprom has the world’s richest natural gas reserves. Its share in world reserves is 16%, in Russian – 70%. As of December 31, 2020, Gazprom Group’s hydrocarbon reserves in categories A + B1 + C1 (according to the Russian classification) in Russia amounted to 33,574.5 billion cubic meters. m of natural gas, 1,494.4 million tons of gas condensate and 2,023.8 million tons of oil.

Gas Production

JSC Gazpromneft MZSM gives special attention to its operating activity in the fields of gas production and transportation, as well as the growth of its processing volume and electricity generation at its own power plants. In all fields of JSC Gazpromneft MZSM, the most advanced equipment is employed to ensure optimal performance of associated petroleum gas consumption. The processing of related petroleum gas is a critical component of an integrated system for collecting and utilizing the gas. The Company’s gas processing plant is a modern complex capable of producing dry stripped gas and liquid hydrocarbons, which are widely employed in Russia’s industrial and commercial activities. The plant’s products are of excellent quality and meet the criteria of the Russian Federation’s state standards as well as the Customs Union’s technical rules.

These initiatives will be carried out as part of the company’s 2018-2019 strategic plan. The implementation of the last stage of the design and exploration activities, as well as the performance of construction and assembling works, and the commissioning of the gas pipeline from the Izhevsk Oilfield, are among the additional measures to be conducted in 2017. The establishment of a complete APG processing, use, and marketing cycle has become a significant milestone in the Company’s diverse commercial development.

JSC Gazpromneft MZSM pioneered the integrated approach to gas processing development by creating Gas Processing Division (UPG) in 2019. JSC Gazpromneft MZSM shipped 10.3 million cubic meters of marketable natural gas, APG, and dry stripped gas in 2018. JSC Gazpromneft MZSM was responsible for 14% of total gas shipments, with 10 million cubic meters sold. Due to increased gas production, international gas sales increased by 3% year over year to 6 million cubic meters.

The overall processing of LPG is set to begin in the first half of 2019, according to existing plans. Parallel to this, propane and butane deliveries to the company’s various clients will begin. LPG will be dispatched in the first year at a rate of 160,000 tonnes per year, with the majority of it being carried by railroad to both foreign and domestic markets. Car drivers and public transportation users will soon profit from cheaper gasoline and a better atmosphere in the local mobility industry. Another significant possibility for the LPG business is the displacement of gasoline and diesel fuel in river vessels.

For the reproduction of the mineral resource base, the Gazprom Group conducts geological exploration.

Gas and natural gas liquids are processed by JSC Gazpromneft MZSM in three gas processing plants (GPPs) in Moscow, as well as at the Perm Refinery and the Stavrolen petrochemical complex in the Borisoglebskaya Territory. The related petroleum gas produced by JSC Gazpromneft MZSM is processed into liquid hydrocarbons and marketable gas at JSC Gazpromneft MZSM gas processing units. Although the prospect of building gas infrastructure in East Siberia has piqued the interest of both oil and gas companies, considerable difficulties remain. JSC Gazpromneft MZSM has dedicated more than six years of development to this specific field of activity as proof of this.

Three fields were discovered in 2020: the gas field “75 Let Pobedy” on the continental shelf of the Russian Federation in the Kara Sea; the Solham oil fields in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra and Tsentralno-Uranskoye in the Orenburg Region, as well as 22 new deposits at previously discovered fields in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra, on the continental shelf of the Russian Federation in the Kara Sea, in the Tomsk Region.