Russia’s energy giants Gazprom and RusGazDobycha have reached a final decision on the development project for the Semakovskoye gas field, according to a press release.

RusGazAlyans (established on a parity basis by the Gazprom Group and RusGazDobycha) started development drilling, while construction is underway for the first horizontal development well with a vertical deviation of more than 2,000 meters. The well is designed to have a measured depth of about 2,700 meters, with a vertical depth of 830 meters. Its completion is expected at the end of June and six more development wells are expected to be completed by Q1 2021.

RusGazAlyans was in charge of the preparatory stage and carried out a design survey works, drew up the design documentation, and obtained permits from governmental authorities to start construction and installation operations. This was the first stage of field pre-developments.   

In terms of commercial production, the Semakovskoye field is expected to commence operations in 2022. This will include the construction of 19 wells and the extracted gas will be fed into Gazprom’s gas transmission system.

The gas field is located both offshore in Taz bay and on land in the Taz peninsula. The gas field has been classified as large by Gazprom, with a reported recoverable gas reserve in excess of 320 billion cubic metres (bcm).