The Yuzhno-Russkoye oil and gas condensate field, 84 km in length from north to south and more than 16 km wide, is located in the North-Eastern part of Western Siberia in the Krasnoselkupsky district of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District of the Tyumen Region, in the Eastern part of the Tazovsky oil and gas province of the Pur-Tazovsky oil and gas region. The field is one of the largest in Russia by the volume of reserves. The total initial reserves of the Yuzhno-Russkoye field are estimated at more than 1 trillion m3 of gas. As of 01/01/2018, gas reserves in A + B1 category are 657.7 billion m3, in B2 category - 83.7 billion m3, oil reserves in A + B1 category are 11.019 million tons, in B2 category - 35.826 million tons, condensate reserves in А + В1 category - 0.369 million tons, in B2 category they amount to 4.039 million tons.
The Yuzhno-Russkoye field is discovered during the Urengoy oil-and-gas exploration expedition. The expedition team was drilling prospecting well № 6 on November 17, 1969, when it pierced Cenomanian deposits that produced a gas gusher.
Cenomanian and Cenonian deposits at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field were first estimated and confirmed by the USSR State Committee for Mineral Reserves. Detailed seismic work focused on the field’s Lower Cretaceous and Jurassic deposits. According to the well testing, a conclusion on the promising prospects of Lower Cretaceous and Jurassic deposits development received.
The second phase of prospecting and exploratory drilling is undertaken at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field.
The Yuzhno-Russkoye field reserves were estimated and its positive outlook was confirmed.
On January 9, the Severneftegazprom limited liability company was established to develop the oil and gas condensate fields of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District of the Tyumen Region.
On June 15, LLC Severneftegazprom was reorganized into OJSC Severneftegazprom.
OJSC Severneftegazprom received a license for geological exploration and production of hydrocarbon raw materials within the South Russian subsoil section.
LLC TyumenNIIgiprogaz provided the project for developing the Cenomanian and Cenonian deposits of the Yuzhno-Russkoye field. In November 2004 the Gazprom Management Committee determined the procedure for commissioning the Yuzhno-Russkoye field by means of project financing.
LLC YUZHNIIGIPROGAZ completed the project of Yuzhno-Russkoye field construction, which received positive conclusions from internal agencies and the Main State Expert Review Board.
In January, Yuzhno-Russkoye field development was commenced.
On September 27, a tie-in was made into the Unified Gas System of OJSC Gazprom to supply gas from the Yuzhno-Russkoye field.
On October 25, the Yuzhno-Russkoye field was put into commercial operation.
On December 18, a ceremony was held at Gazprom’s headquarters, dedicated to the commissioning of the Yuzhno-Russkoye field in the presence of Dmitry Medvedev, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Gazprom, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gazprom, and German Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank Walter Steinmeier.
In December, a subsidiary of BASF AG - Wintershall joined the project as a result of the asset swap deal between Gazprom and BASF AG.
In August, the Yuzhno-Russkoye field was brought to design capacity with annual gas production at the amount of 25 billion cubic meters, 1 year ahead the schedule.
In October, E.ON entered the project as a result of an asset swap deal between Gazprom and E.ON Ruhrgas AG. The Federal Agency for Subsoil Use has decided to increase the expiration date of the License for the right of geological exploration and production of hydrocarbons within the Yuzhno-Russkoye subsoil area until December 31, 2043.
On June 7, 50 billion cubic meters were produced at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field.
In July, the first well No. 174 was drilled as part of the Turonian reservoir development.
In May, the first gas was received from a well drilled as part of the Turonian reservoir development.
On November 8, a ceremony took place on the German Baltic Sea coast, dedicated to the start of Russian gas supplies to European consumers by the Nord Stream submarine pipeline.
Gas from the Yuzhno-Russkoye field is transported through the Nord Stream gas pipeline to Europe.
On April 7, a ceremony of launching the first production well of the Turonian gas reservoir in Western Siberia took place at the Yuzhno-Russkoye oil and gas condensate field of OJSC Severneftegazprom in the presence of Deputy Chairman of the Board of Gazprom, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OJSC Severneftegazprom, Aleksander Medvedev.
On May 17, OJSC Severneftegazprom produced one hundred billion cubic meters of gas at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field.
On June 14, the West Siberian Oil and Gas Section of the Central Commission for the approval of technical projects for the development of hydrocarbon deposits of the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation stated: to agree on a technological project for the development of the Cenomanian gas deposit of the Yuzhno-Russkoye field deposit at the end of the billing period - 566.4 billion m3, including marketable gas - 556.8 billion m3.
On December 20, the West Siberian Oil and Gas Section of the Central Commission for the approval of technical projects for the development of hydrocarbon deposits of the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation stated: free gas at the end of the billing period - 240.5 billion m3, incl. commercial gas - 234.1 billion m3.
On December 31, the total cumulative production at the end of 2012 is over 115 billion m3 of gas.
In February, construction of the second stage of Booster Compressor Station No.1 began at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field.
In October, as part of the pilot industrial development of the Turonian gas deposit of the Yuzhno-Russkoye field, OJSC Severneftegazprom launched the next production one-hole well No.184 with an ascending profile.
OJSC Severneftegazprom started to drill exploration well No. R-54 to the lower Cretaceous deposits.
OJSC Severneftegazprom started construction of another production well No.1902 to produce hard-to-recover gas from the Turonian deposits of Yuzhno-Russkoye field.
In November, 300 million cubic meters of Turonian gas were produced at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field.
In December, OJSC Severneftegazprom put into operation the 2nd stage of the Booster Compressor Station No.1 and new social facilities of the residential complex at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field.
In May, the cumulative natural gas production at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field reached 200 billion cubic meters.
October 25 marked the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Yuzhno-Russkoye oil and gas condensate field into commercial operation.
On November 30, the Austrian oil and gas company OMV Exploration & Production GmbH became a shareholder of OJSC Severneftegazprom through the acquisition of all shares owned by the German company Uniper Exploration & Production GmbH.
January 9 - the 20th anniversary of OJSC Severneftegazprom.