NOVATEK expands gas condensate capacity at the east tarkosalinskoye field

23 December 2005

Moscow, 23 December 2005. OAO NOVATEK (RTS: NVTK) today announced that it has launched the second phase low-temperature separation unit servicing the gas-condensate part of the East Tarkosalinskoye field. Initially commissioned in 2002, the second phase will increase the units’ separation capacity by 2 billion cubic meters per year.

To reach the field’s planned capacity of 4.3 billion cubic meters of separator (or wet) gas and up to 900 thousand tons of gas condensate per annum, the Company is planning to drill additional valaginian formation wells as well as increasing the capacity of the field’s condensate de-ethanization facility during next year.

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PAO NOVATEK is the largest independent natural gas producer in Russia, and in 2017, entered the global LNG market by successfully launching the Yamal LNG project. Founded in 1994, the Company is engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons. The Company’s upstream activities are concentrated mainly in the prolific Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region, which is the world’s largest natural gas producing area and accounts for approximately 80% of Russia’s natural gas production and approximately 15% of the world’s gas production. NOVATEK is a public joint stock company established under the laws of the Russian Federation. The Company’s shares are listed in Russia on Moscow Exchange (MOEX) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) under the ticker symbol “NVTK”.

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