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mmt per annum -
capacity of the LNG plant
bcm of proved natural gas reserves
of the South-Tambeyskoye field
under the SEC reserves methodology
as at the end of 2017
bcm of natural gas per annum -
the field’s production potential
stipulated by the field’s development plan
share of NOVATEK in the Yamal LNG project
(20% - Total, 20% - CNPC, 9.9% - Silk Road Fund)
launch of LNG production
YAMAL LNG is an integrated project for natural gas production, liquefaction and marketing
Key Project Advantages
The field development plan provides for the drilling of 208 wells at 19 well drilling pads. Natural gas produced at the field will be delivered to the international markets in a form of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, which requires construction of a liquefaction plant consisting of four (4) production trains. Three (3) factory lines are already operational. The shipping infrastructure includes a jetty with two tanker loading berths at the port of Sabetta equipped with ice protection barriers. Ice-class LNG carriers of special Arc-7 design are used to transport the LNG to international markets.
The final investment decision on the project was made in December 2013.
Production on the first train commenced on 5 December 2017. Yamal LNG has shipped the first LNG cargo containing 170 thousand cubic meters on 8 December 2017. Yamal LNG begins shipments from the second LNG train on August 2018. Yamal LNG commenced third LNG train production on November 2018.
The main construction phase is now completed.
Yamal LNG press releases
Yamal LNG Shipped Ten Million Tons
04 February 2019 (PDF, 215 KB)
Yamal LNG Ships Its One Hundredth Cargo
04 December 2018 (PDF, 167 KB)
LNG Shipped from the Yamal LNG Project Tops Five Million TonsMore
25 September 2018 (PDF, 168 KB)