Nortgaz launched the Eastern Cupola sector in the North-Urengoiskoe field, NOVATEK informed as a major holder.
By now 18 wells have been drilled in this sector. In 2014 the capacities are assumed to exceed 10bn m3 of gas and 1.4mln ton of gas condensate per year. NOVATEK acquired its share less a year ago.
Nortgaz is a JV set up by NOVATEK and Gazprom at par.
The proved reserves of North-Urengoiskoe field reached 157.3bn m3 of gas (SEC) and 21.1mln ton of LNG. They are discovered in two cupolas (Western and Eastern). The Western Cupola is in operation from 2001. The 9-month 2013 output gained 2.9bn m3 and 290ths ton of gas condensate which is refined at Purovsky ZPK.