- Project type: gas and condensates
- Operator: Terneftegas, a joint venture between Novatek (51%) and Total (49%)
- Start date: May 2015
Situated in the remote area of Russia, the Termokarstovoye gas field is only accessible by helicopter or by winter roads, when the impassable tundra is frozen over. To unlock the value of the region's gas assets, we have been working with Novatek, Russia's leading independent gas producer, since 2009.
Accessing Deep Reservoirs in an Extreme Cold Environment
Termokarstovoye is a gas and condensate (an extremely light oil) field with thin reservoirs, deep underground. Thanks to Novatek's expertise in extreme cold environments, we were able to pierce the permafrost (permanently frozen ground), to extract as much gas and condensates as possible and maximize profitability. We met this challenge in extremely remote conditions within tight deadlines.
The field produces 65,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (6.6 million cubic meters of gas and 20,000 barrels of condensates). To transport them, two pipelines, stretching nearly 200 km, have been built. The first, used for gas, is connected to existing Siberian gas export pipelines. The second takes the condensates to a Novatek processing plant 230 km away.