Yuzhno-Russkoye field

The Yuzhno-Russkoye oil-gas-condensate field is more than 85 kilometers long and more than 14 kilometers wide. It is located in the northeastern quadrant of Western Siberia, in the Krasnoselkupsky District of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Tyumen Oblast. The field is in the eastern part of the Tazovsky oil-and-gas-bearing area within the larger Pur-Tazovsky oil-and-gas-bearing area.

By volume of reserves, the field is one of the largest in Russia. Initial total reserves at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field are valued at more than one trillion cubic meters of gas. As of 01.01.2017, with the account of accumulated gas production amounting to 216 billion cubic meters, reserves of gas in categories А+В1 are 822 billion cubic meters, in categories B2 are 125,2 billion cubic meters. Reserves of oil in category B1 are 10,9 million tons, in category B2 are 34,5 million tons, reserves of condensate in category B2 are put at 3 million tons.
 

History

November 17, 1969

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.

1979

Cenomanian and Cenonian deposits at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field are first estimated and those estimates are confirmed by the State Committee on Reserves of the USSR.
Detailed seismic work focuses on the field’s Lower Cretaceous and Jurassic deposits. Information from well tests leads scientists to conclude that these Lower Cretaceous and Jurassic deposits have a promising outlook.

1990

The second phase of prospecting and exploratory drilling is undertaken at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field.

1993–1994

An estimate is made of the reserves of gas and oil at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field. It confirms the positive outlook for reserves.

The Twenty-First Century

2004

TyumenNIIgiprogaz, a research-design-production complex, prepares a project for developing the Cenomanian and Cenonian deposits at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field.
In November 2004 the Management Committee of Gazprom ascertains the steps for entering the Yuzhno-Russkoye field into exploitation and the means for project financing.
Design organization YUZHNIIGIPROGAZ completes the project for construction at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field, which had been given positive findings after evaluations by internal agencies and the Main State Expert Review Board.

January 2006

Work begins on building infrastructure for development of the Yuzhno-Russkoye field.

September 27, 2007

Tie-in to the Unified Gas Supply System, Gazprom, is completed, enabling gas to be shipped from the Yuzhno-Russkoye field.

October 25, 2007

The Yuzhno-Russkoye field enters commercial operation.

December 18, 2007

A gala ceremony is held at the central office of Gazprom to mark Yuzhno-Russkoye’s entry into production. Among those attending are the First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gazprom Dmitry A. Medvedev, and Vice Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

December 2007

Wintershall, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF, enters the project as a result of an exchange of assets between Gazprom and BASF.

August 2009

The Yuzhno-Russkoye field is brought to design capacity—25 billion cubic meters annually—one year ahead of schedule.

October 2009

An exchange of assets between Gazprom and E.ON Rurhgas AG occurs as a result of which E.ON enters the project.
The Federal Agency on Mineral Resources extends the license to the right of geological exploration and production of hydrocarbons within the Yuzhno-Russkoye subsoil area to December 31, 2043.

2010

June 7, 2010

At the Yuzhno-Russkoye field cumulative production of gas reaches 50 billion cubic meters.

July 2010

The first exploratory well is drilled for development of Turonian deposits.

2011

February 25

Stanislav Tsygankov is named General Director of Severneftegazprom.

May 2011

The first gas is obtained from the exploratory well for Turonian deposits.

June 15, 2011

Severneftegazprom celebrates the tenth anniversary since its founding.

November 2011

Gas from the Yuzhno-Russkoye field is delivered to the Unified Gas Supply System and released through the Nord Stream pipeline to Germany.

December 5, 2011

The first gas from Yuzhno-Russkoye’s Turonian deposits is delivered to the Unified Gas Supply System.

2012

April 7, 2012

At the Yuzhno-Russkoye field of OJSC Severneftegazprom in the presence of Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom, Chairman of OJSC Severneftegazprom’s Board of Directors Alexander Medvedev and General Director of OJSC Severneftegazprom Stanislav Tsygankov the solemn launch ceremony of the first Turonian deposit production well in Western Siberia took place.

May 17, 2012

OJSC Severneftegazprom produced the one hundred billionth cubic meter of gas at the Yuzhno-Russkoye oil and gas field.

June 14, 2012

The West Siberian Oil and Gas Division of the Central Commission on Adjustment of Detailed Raw Hydrocarbon Field Development Plan of the Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation decided:
To conform the technological development plan of the Cenomanian gas deposit of the Yuzhno-Russkoye Field with the following technological parameters:
The total volume of free gas on the end of the billing period – 566,4 bln m3, incl. commercial gas – 556,8 bln m3.

December 20, 2012

The West Siberian Oil and Gas Division of the Central Commission on Adjustment of Detailed Raw Hydrocarbon Field Development Plan of the Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation decided:
To conform the technological development plan of the Turonian gas deposit of the Yuzhno-Russkoye Oil, Gas, and Condensate Field with the following technological parameters:
The total volume of free gas on the end of the billing period – 240,5 bln m3, incl. commercial gas – 234,1 bln m3.

December 31, 2012

The total volume of gas produced on the 31th of December 2012 was over 115 billion cubic meters.

2014

February, 2014

The construction of the 2nd stage of the Booster Compressor Station # 1 was started at the Yuzhno-Russkoye fieldThe construction of the 2nd stage of the Booster Compressor Station # 1 was started at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field

October, 2014

OJSC Severneftegazprom under the pilot development program of the Turonian gas deposits of Y-R field launched another production one-hole well # 184 with a rising profile.

2015

January, 2015

OJSC Severneftegazprom started to drill exploration well # R-54 to the lower Cretaceous deposits.

September, 2015

OJSC Severneftegazprom started construction of another production well # 1902 to produce hard-to-recover gas from the Turonian deposits of Yuzhno-Russkoye field.

November, 2015

300 mcm of Turonian gas was produced at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field.

December, 2015

OJSC Severneftegazprom put into operation the 2nd stage of the Booster Compressor Station # 1 and new social facilities of the residential complex at the Y-R field.