Utilisation of associated petroleum gas (APG) at Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz exceeds 95 percent
Utilisation of associated petroleum gas (APG) at Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, has breached the 95-percent mark — a level achieved through the commissioning of a 200-million cubic-metre capacity gas-boosting compressor station at the Novogodnee field (Purovsky district, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug). The compressor unit provides initial treatment and compression of APG at the first level of separation, and subsequent transportation to the main Gazprom Neft trunk pipeline network.
To ensure the planned level of APG utilisation at the Novogodnee field more than 10 kilometres of high-pressure pipeline have been laid, and two reciprocating (piston) compressor units within the gas compressor unit refurbished. The Novogodnee field is the second successive Gazprom Neft asset to take out its flaring system out of the main production cycle.
Anton Gladchenko, Head of the Gazprom Neft Energy and Gas Directorate, commented: “Gazprom Neft is implementing a major programme directed at increasing the profitable use of APG. We continue to investigate and implement viable technologies to further increase APG utilisation levels at all current and potential assets, trying to minimize man-made impacts and improving environmental conditions throughout all of those regions in which we operate.”
Average daily consumption of APG at Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz is 7.3 million cubic metres. Of this, 5.4 million cubic metres per day is supplied as feedstock to gas processing facilities at SiburTyumenGaz JSC (the Vyngapurovsky and Muravlenko gas processing plants), 0.6 million cubic metres per day enters the export pipeline system for onward transportation via the Gazprom gas network, and 1.3 cubic metres per day is used for the plant’s own requirements.