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NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for the second quarter and first half 2009

Moscow, 8 July, 2009. OAO NOVATEK today reported preliminary production data for the second quarter and first half 2009.

Gross production for the second quarter totaled 7.67 billion cubic meters of natural gas and 762 thousand tons of liquids (gas condensate and crude oil). Gross natural gas production increased by 161 million cubic meters, or by 2.2%, and gross liquids production increased by 160 thousand tons, or by 26.5%, as compared with the corresponding gross production in the second quarter 2008.

In the first half 2009, gross production for NOVATEK totaled 15.93 billion cubic meters of natural gas and 1.47 million tons of liquids. Natural gas production increased by 740 million cubic meters, or by 4.9%, whereas gross liquids production increased by 234 thousand tons, or by 18.9% as compared with the corresponding gross production in the first half 2008.

In the second quarter and first half 2009, NOVATEK processed 711 and 1,367 thousand tons of unstable gas condensate at the Purovsky Gas Condensate Processing Plant.

Eleven tanker shipments were dispatched for export in the second quarter 2009 as compared to seven tanker shipments in the corresponding period 2008. At 30 June 2009, we had 172 thousand tons of stable gas condensate in transit or storage and recognized as inventory until such time as it is delivered to the port of destination.

NOVATEK’s hydrocarbon production

2Q2008 2Q2009 QoQ% Gross production 1H2008 1H2009 HoH%
7.50 7.67 2.2% Natural gas, bcm 15.19 15.93 4.9%
603 762 26.5% Liquids, mt 1,240 1,474 18.9%


Information provided in this press release presents expected results of OAO NOVATEK operations in 2009. 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 2009. ОАО 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.