Putin attended the opening of the Kovykta field and the Power of Siberia section
MOSCOW, December 21 – RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the opening ceremony of the Kovykta field and new Kovykta-Chayanda section of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline.
The Kovykta gas condensate field (Irkutsk Region) is the largest field in eastern Russia in terms of gas reserves and belongs to the unique category. It is the base area of the Irkutsk gas production center created by Gazprom and the resource base of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline (together with the Chayandinskoye field in Yakutia).
Development drilling at the Kovyktinskoye field began in July 2019, and in October 2022 gas was supplied from the Kovykta field for under load commissioning at the site’s complex gas purification unit number 2 (UKPG-2).
Unit 2 is one of the key priority facilities for the development of the Kovykta field. The unit is designed to purify and dry the produced gas, then the gas prepared in the required parameters will be sent to the main gas pipeline. In the future, it is planned to commission several more ICDs.
The Power of Siberia gas pipeline is the largest gas transport system in eastern Russia. It is designed to transport gas from the gas production centers of Irkutsk and Yakutia to Russian consumers in the eastern regions of the country and export it to China. The gas pipeline route passes through the territory of the three constituent units of the Russian Federation: the Irkutsk region, the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) and the Amur region.
In December 2019, the Power of Siberia gas pipeline (the section from the Chayandinskoye field in Yakutia to Blagoveshchensk, Amur Region on the Chinese border) became operational. Gas supply from the Chayandinskoye field began through the Siberian Force.
To supply gas to the Siberian Power from the Kovykta field, the 804 km long Kovykta-Chayanda section was built – connecting the Kovykta field with the Chayandinskoye field.
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