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NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for the first half 2016

Moscow, 8 July 2016. OAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) reported today preliminary operating data for the first half 2016.

NOVATEK’s marketable production totaled 33.76 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas and 6,327 thousand tons of liquids (gas condensate and crude oil), resulting in an increase in natural gas production by 0.72 bcm, or by 2.2%, and an increase in combined liquids production by 2,138 thousand tons, or by 51.0% as compared with the first half 2015.

The Company processed 6,346 thousand tons of unstable gas condensate at the Purovsky Processing Plant, which represented a 17.0% increase as compared with the corresponding volumes processed in the first half 2015.

NOVATEK processed 3,543 thousand tons of stable gas condensate at the Ust-Luga Complex, which was 3.0% higher than the volumes processed at the facility in the first half 2015. Preliminary first half 2016 petroleum product sales volumes aggregated 3,565 thousand tons, including 2,253 thousand tons of naphtha, 528 thousand tons of jet fuel, and 784 thousand tons of fuel oil and gasoil. Export sales of stable gas condensate amounted to 730 thousand tons.

As at 30 June 2016, NOVATEK had 1.66 bcm of natural gas and 468 thousand tons of stable gas condensate and petroleum products in storage or transit and recognized as inventory.

NOVATEK’s marketable hydrocarbon production including share in production of joint ventures

 
1H 2015
1H 2016
Change,%
Natural gas, bcm
33.04
33.76
2.2%
Liquids, thousand tons
4,189
6,327
51.0%

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Information provided in this press release presents expected results of OAO NOVATEK operations in 1H 2016. 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 1H 2016. OAO NOVATEK assumes no obligation (and expressly declares that it has no such obligation) to update or change any declarations concerning any future results, both due to new information obtained, any future events or for any other reasons.


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. Upstream activities of the Company’s subsidiaries and joint ventures 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.