Production

In the third  quarter 2019, NOVATEK’s hydrocarbon production totaled 145.2million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), including 18.31 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas and 3,041 thousand tons of liquids (gas condensate and crude oil), resulting in an increase in total hydrocarbons produced by 7.2 million boe, or by 5.2% as compared with the third quarter 2018.

In the nine months 2019, NOVATEK’s hydrocarbon production totaled 441.3 million boe, including 55.88 bcm of natural gas and 9,063 thousand tons of liquids, resulting in an increase in total hydrocarbons produced by 39.1 million boe, or by 9.7% as compared to the nine months 2018.

In the third quarter and nine months 2019, the Company processed 2,622 and 8,012 thousand tons, respectively, of unstable gas condensate at the Purovsky Processing Plant, representing a decrease in processed volumes by 1.9% and 2.6%, as compared with the corresponding periods in 2018. In the third quarter and nine months 2019, NOVATEK processed 1,656 and 5,119 thousand tons, respectively, of stable gas condensate at the Ust-Luga Complex, which was 3.6% higher and 0.5% lower as compared with the corresponding periods in 2018.

Preliminary third  quarter 2019 natural gas sales volumes, including volumes of LNG sold, aggregated 16.70 bcm, representing an increase of 7.1% as compared with the corresponding period in 2018. Natural gas volumes sold in the Russian Federation in the third quarter 2019 were 13.66 bcm, whereas volumes of LNG sold on international markets amounted to 3.04 bcm.

According to preliminary data in the third quarter 2019, petroleum product sales volumes aggregated 1,551 thousand tons, including 987 thousand tons of naphtha, 252 thousand tons of jet fuel, and 312 thousand tons of fuel oil and gasoil. NOVATEK sold 1,265 thousand tons of crude oil and 489 thousand tons of stable gas condensate.

As at 30 September 2019, NOVATEK had 1.8 bcm of natural gas, including LNG, and 738 thousand tons of stable gas condensate and petroleum products in storage or transit and recognized as inventory.

 
NOVATEK’s hydrocarbon production including share in production of joint ventures
3Q
2019
3Q
2018
Change, %
 
9M
2019
9M
2018
Change, %
18.31
17.39
5.3%
Natural gas, bcm
55.88
50.31
11.1%
3,041
2,911
4.5%
Liquids, thousand tons
9,063
8,775
3.3%
145.2
138.0
5.2%
Total hydrocarbons, mln boe
441.3
402.2
9.7%
1.58
1.50
5.2%
Total hydrocarbons, mln boe per day
1.62
1.47
9.7%
 
 
 

Since 2016 natural gas production includes gas volumes consumed in oil and gas production and development activities (primarily, as fuel gas).

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Information provided in this press release presents expected results of PAO NOVATEK operations in the third quarter and nine months 2019. The information represents preliminary assessment only, which can be adjusted after statistical, financial, fiscal and business reporting becomes available. The information on NOVATEK’s operational results in this press release depends on many external factors and therefore, provided all permanent obligations imposed by the London Stock Exchange listing rules are unconditionally observed, cannot qualify for accuracy and completeness and should not be regarded as an invitation for investment. Therefore, the results and indicators actually achieved may significantly differ from any declared or forecasted operational results in the third quarter and nine months 2019. PAO NOVATEK assumes no obligation (and expressly declares that it has no such obligation) to update or change any declarations concerning any future results, due to new information obtained, any future events or for any other reasons.