Gazprom Nedra Implemented Gas Condensate Production Project During Trial Production of Prospecting Wells at Kovyktinskoye Gas Condensate Field

The first consignment of gas condensate obtained at the Kovyktinskoye Gas Condensate Field (GCF) in the Irkutsk Region during prospecting wells construction was dispatched. The project was implemented by Gazprom Nedra LLC in cooperation with the dedicated production department of PJSC Gazprom and Gazprom Dobycha Irkutsk LLC.

Dispatch of the first gas condensate consignment

Dispatch of the first gas condensate consignment

In 2022, four prospecting wells were commissioned for trial production at Kovyktinskoye GCF to provide additional geological information, refine field characteristics, and identify the best technological solutions for production drilling. Following these calculations, the company’s experts confirmed the economic viability of using extractable gas condensate, developed a treatment flowchart to ensure the stable state of condensate, and outlined options for selling the planned volumes of finished products. The first 25 tonnes are already dispatched to customers by specialised road transport.

Mr. Vsevolod Cherepanov, Director General of Gazprom Nedra, outlined the pioneer project specifics as follows, “This is the first monetisation of hydrocarbon liquids production during the prospecting wells trial production phase. Implementing technology to stabilise gas condensate at the prospecting well site enables its utilisation not only as fuel for further power and heat generation at the stand-alone field, but also for dispatching to external consumers in the region.”


Gazprom Nedra LLC is a 100 % subsidiary company of PAO Gazprom and ranks among the major Russian multi-business oil and gas service companies. In 2019 Company production potential was expanded due to integration of Gazprom Georesurs LLC and Gazprom Geologorazvedka LLC assets.
The Company carries out a complete centrally managed cycle of exploration works in the RF and provides its clients with a wide range of unique geophysical and geoengineering services.
Gazprom Nedra LLC is the main source of Gazprom Group geophysical data in the sphere of raw materials production, reduction of operational expenses and geophysical activities efficiency evaluation, calculation of gas deposit and storage reserves, and environmental safety assurance.
Company subdivisions are located in all gas producing regions of Russia. Its staff totals over 4,500 people. Company administration offices are located in Moscow and Tyumen. The Company uses a quality management system based on the GOST ISO 9001 standard, a health and safety management system in accordance with ISO45001 and an environmental management system which meets the requirements of the international standard ISO 14001:2015 (GOST R ISO 14001).