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Gas Cycling Facility

The gas cycling facility (GCF) at the Yarakta field is designed to collect and re-inject processed or dry gas along with associated petroleum gas into the formation for the following purposes:

  • extend the field’s lifetime and rational use of natural resources;
  • increase in the condensate recovery ratio;
  • utilization of petroleum gas;
  • maintain reservoir pressure;
  • cut greenhouse gas emissions.

The gas cycling facility project design was developed by JSC ‘VNIPIGasDobycha’ (Tyumen, Russia) in the framework of the Yarakta field infrastructure development plan in 2007.

The start-up complex of the first GCF stage was successfully launched in July 2010. Its maximum capacity is approx. 1 million m3 of gas per day. The GCF operates continuously and is going to be gradually extended and upgraded up to 2014.

The second start-up complex will be constructed in 2011-2012. It will allow re-injection of associated petroleum gas along with natural gas. Eventually at least 95% of APG is going to be utilized and not flared.

Recovered condensate will be shipped to customers, most likely to the Asian market.

The second GCF stage is scheduled for completion in 2013. It will allow for production of a wide-range of light hydrocarbons that contain mixes of propane C3H8 and butane C4H10 (known in the industry as liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG). The Yarakta GCF is scheduled for completion in 2013. Its operational capacity will be approx. 6 million m3 of gas per day.

 Other projects: ESPO pipeline projectOil Treatment FacilityAssociated Petroluem gas utilization project

 

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