Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said on August 22 that the construction of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline and the pre-development of the Chayandinskoye field were ahead of schedule.
Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller held a meeting on August 22 in Moscow with the Deputy Chairmen of the Management Committee and heads of Gazprom’s structural units and subsidiaries, as well as top executives of the general contractors for construction, namely StroyTransNefteGaz, Stroygazconsulting, Stroygazmontazh, and Neftegazstroy to discuss Power of Siberia and the Chayandinskoye field, Gazprom said in a press release.
“As of today, about 979 kilometres of the pipeline are already built, which translates into 45% of the length of the priority section stretching from the Chayandinskoye field to Blagoveshchensk. It is planned to have over 1,300 kilometers of the pipeline completed by the end of this year,” Gazprom said.
According to the Russian gas giant, works currently in progress at the Chayandinskoye field include development drilling of gas wells, construction of the comprehensive gas treatment unit and infrastructure facilities, and follow-up exploration of the oil rim. Gas production from the field will start simultaneously with the launch of the Power of Siberia gas trunkline.
Meeting participants noted that gas supplies to China via Power of Siberia would commence on December 20, 2019, strictly in accordance with the Supplementary Agreement to Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corporation’s (CNPC) Sales and Purchase Agreement for Russian gas to be supplied via the eastern route, Gazprom said.
The meeting produced a number of instructions aimed at ensuring the timely implementation of the Power of Siberia construction project and the pre-development of the Chayandinskoye field.