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NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for the third quarter and nine months 2011

Moscow, 10 October 2011. OAO NOVATEK (NOVATEK and/or the Company) today reported preliminary production data for the third quarter and nine months 2011.
Gross production for the third quarter totaled 13.45 billion cubic meters of natural gas and 998 thousand tons of liquids (gas condensate and crude oil). Gross natural gas production increased by 4.95 billion cubic meters, or by 58.2%, and gross liquids production increased by 109 thousand tons, or by 12.3%, as compared with the corresponding gross production in the third quarter 2010.
In the first nine months of 2011, gross production for NOVATEK totaled 39.01 billion cubic meters of natural gas and 3.06 million tons of liquids. Natural gas production increased by 12.12 billion cubic meters, or by 45.1%, whereas liquids production increased by 425 thousand tons, or by 16.1% as compared with the corresponding gross production in the first nine months of 2010.
In the third quarter and first nine months of 2011, NOVATEK processed 928 and 2,884 thousand tons, respectively, of unstable gas condensate at the Purovsky Gas Condensate Processing Plant.
The Company’s preliminary stable gas condensate export volumes amounted to 657 thousand tons for the third quarter 2011 as compared to 722 thousand tons in the corresponding period of 2010. At 30 September 2011, we had approximately 1,198 million cubic meters of natural gas and 325 thousand tons of stable gas condensate in transit or storage and recognized as inventory compared to 1,058 million cubic meters of natural gas and 206 thousand tons stable gas condensate at 30 September 2010.
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Information provided in this press release presents expected results of OAO NOVATEK operations in 2011. 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 2011. 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 one of the largest independent natural gas producers 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 Area, 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.