A ceremony was held on March 20, 2019 in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area to mark the launch of full-scale development of the Kharasaveyskoye field. Attending the event were Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Dmitry Artyukhov, Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, and heads of Gazprom’s relevant subdivisions and subsidiaries.

Vladimir Putin addressed the event participants in his opening speech via a conference call.

The Kharasaveyskoye field is the second most important field (after the Bovanenkovskoye field) in Gazprom’s Yamal gas production center. The Yamal center plays an essential part in the Russian gas industry of the 21st century.

Gas production at the Kharasaveyskoye field is going to start in 2023. The estimated volume of gas production from the Cenomanian-Aptian deposits is 32 billion cubic meters per year. After this, the Company is going to proceed with developing the deeper-lying Neocomian-Jurassic deposits. While mostly lying onshore, the field also partly spreads into the waters of the Kara Sea. Wells for the offshore part of the field are going to be drilled from onshore.

On March 20, the first truck convoy left the Bovanenkovskoye field carrying construction and supporting equipment to the Kharasaveyskoye field along a specially constructed seasonal road (winter road). Some 5,500 engineers and builders and 1,764 vehicles are going to be involved in the pre-development work.

The pad-filling works for roads and production facilities are scheduled for 2019. In June 2020, the Company intends to start drilling gas producing wells.

“Today, we are starting full-scale development of the Kharasaveyskoye field. We chose design and engineering solutions that are as similar as possible to those that have been successfully applied in Bovanenkovo. This means that we can streamline our investment and operation costs.

Gas production in the field is going to be carried out using exclusively domestic equipment. As part of our operations in Kharasavey, we’ll start developing the shelf of the Yamal Peninsula,” said Alexey Miller.