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First stage of Urengoyskoe field ramped up to full capacity

Moscow, 11 December 2014. OAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) announced today that the first stage of the Urengoyskoye field within the Samburgskiy license area developed by SeverEnergia (a joint venture between NOVATEK and OAO Gazprom Neft)  reached its full design capacity of approximately seven (7) billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas and 2.5 million tons of gas condensate per annum.

Thirty production wells, including 18 horizontals, are currently in operation at the field. The wells target the Achimov deposits, which are characterized by relatively high depth (approximately 3,700 meters) and high share of gas condensate in the hydrocarbon flow. The field’s infrastructure also includes gas and gas condensate treatment facilities, gas gathering lines, gas and gas condensate pipelines for external transportation and housing facilities.

Installation and testing of equipment for the second stage of the field development is being currently finalized.



SeverEnergia via its fully consolidated subsidiary Arcticgas holds the development and production licenses for the Samburgskiy, Yevo-Yakhinskiy, Yaro-Yakhinskiy and North-Chaselskiy license areas.

As at 31 December 2013, the proved reserves of the Urengoyskoye field within the Samburgskiy license area were estimated at 214 bcm of natural gas and 52 million tons of gas condensate according to the SEC standards.

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.