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Gazprom drills new wells in Russian peninsula

02nd April 2012

Nine wells run by Gazprom will soon provide up to 575m cubic of gas to Russian peninsula

Five new wells drilled far east of offshore Russia

Russian energy giant, Gazprom has completed drilling of five gas condensate production wells at a field off the western coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula.

After the wells have been constructed and connected, in the Nizhne-Kvakchikskoye field, gas output will increase from 175m to 575m cubic meters a year, said Gazprom. The project brings the total number of wells in the area up to nine.

The company also plans to complete the Kshukskoye and Nizhne-Kvakchikskoye gas and condensate fields pre-development in 2012 as part of the project on gas supply to Kamchatka Krai.

Production and auxiliary facilities are currently being constructed, installed and pre-commissioned at the fields.

By 2013, Gazprom expects to daily supply consumers in Kamchatka with 2m cubic meters of gas produced from both fields, nearly twice as much as the present-day level.

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