Oleg Aksyutin, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee– Head of Department at Gazprom, and Igor Kobzev, Governor of the Irkutsk Region, had an extended meeting in Irkutsk on January 26.(Photo quoted from Gazprom’s official website)
The meeting reviewed, among other things, the ongoing efforts for creating the Irkutsk gas production center. It was noted that the work to prepare the Kovyktinskoye field – the basis for the Irkutsk center – for full-scale production is going on schedule. Development drilling continues, the filling works are underway for the top-priority well clusters and two comprehensive gas treatment units, and access roads are being built at the moment.
In late 2022, the Power of Siberia gas trunkline will start receiving gas from the Kovyktinskoye field. To achieve that, Gazprom is constructing a section of Power of Siberia stretching from Kovyktinskoye to the Chayandinskoye field in Yakutia. As of now, a total of 98 kilometers (12 per cent of the section's length) out of the 803 kilometers of the linear part has been welded, laid, and backfilled.