Gazprom Upgrades gas and gas condensate processing capacities

At present, several hydrocarbon processing projects of strategic importance are at the implementation stage. The Amur GPP, the largest natural gas processing facility in Russia and one of the biggest in the world, is under construction in the east of the country. The plant will annually process 42 billion cubic meters of multi-component gas from the Yakutia and Irkutsk gas production centers. Along with commercial gas, the GPP will produce helium, ethane, propane, butane and other components valuable for the petrochemical sector. The first two of the six process trains will become operational in 2021.  Gazprom plans to ramp up gas and gas condensate production from the Achimov and Valanginian deposits lying below the conventionally developed Cenomanian deposits at the fields of the Nadym-Pur-Taz region in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area. In order to process additional volumes of condensate from the Achimov deposits of the Nadym-Pur-Taz region, Gazprom is building a condensate stabilization plant near Novy Urengoy. Designed for the production of stable condensate, natural gas liquids and de-ethanization gas (with high content of ethane), the plant is slated to be commissioned in late 2019. Later on, such gas will be conveyed to a de-ethanization gas treatment unit of the Urengoy Condensate Treatment Plant. It is planned to bring the unit into operation in late 2019. The treated gas will be used as a feedstock for the Novy Urengoy Gas Chemical Complex currently under construction. The complex will produce up to 400 thousand tons of polyethylene a year Gazprom is also studying the options of transmitting ethane gas from the Achimov and Valanginian deposits of the Nadym-Pur-Taz region and the Yamal Peninsula fields in order to process it in the Northwestern and Volga Federal Districts. In addition, the Company is examining the expediency of setting up a gas chemical complex for ethane conversion into polymer products in the Astrakhan Region. Ethane may be produced by the Astrakhan GPP after appropriate upgrading. The issue of Gazprom’s gas processing strategy in the Russian Federation will be submitted to the Company’s Board of Directors for consideration. Source / More: Gazprom oilandgasOil and Gas News Undiluted !!! “The squeaky wheel gets the oil” Follow us: @OilAndGasPress on Twitter | OilAndGasPress on Facebook]]>