Exxon Neftegas Limited (also known as ENL; Russian: Эксон Нефтегаз Лимитед) is a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, an American oil and gas corporation. ENL is the operator of Sakhalin-I Consortium which is involved in exploration and production of oil and gas on Sakhalin Island (Russia) and offshore, in Chayvo, Odoptu and Arkutun-Dagi fields located in the Sea of Okhotsk. The office of ENL is located in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Two Russian, one Japanese and one Indian companies are partners in the consortium.
|Sakhalin Oil & Gas Development Co. Ltd.||30%|
|ONGC Videsh Ltd||20%|
The project was announced commercial in October 2001. Total reserves are estimated at 2.3 billion barrels (370×106 m3) of oil and 485 billion cubic metres (17.1 trillion cubic feet) of natural gas. Phase I of the project consists of expansion of Chayvo field onshore processing facility and a 225-kilometre (140 mi) pipeline for transportation of crude oil westward across Sakhalin Island and Tatar Strait to De-Kastri terminal in the Russian Far East. The consortium reached its peak production rate of 250,000 barrels (34,000 metric tonnes) of oil in February 2007.
WWF and other environmental protection NGOs have criticized the consortium for dangers to environment and traditional lifestyle of indigenous population of Sakhalin caused by the production activities.
- Sakhalin-1 Project
- "Sakhalin-1 Project Production Goal Achieved". Irving, Texas: ExxonMobil News Release. 2007-02-14. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
- EXXON NEFTEGAS LIMITED OPENS NEW OFFICE BUILDING
- Project Website. Sakhalin project overview
- "Sakhalin-1 Starts Building Pipeline To Dekastri". Rigzone. 2004-09-04. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
- ""Эксон Нефтегаз Лтд" идет на нарушение природоохранного законодательства" [Exxon Neftegas Ltd violates environmental protection laws] (in Russian). WWF. 2008-10-21. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
- "Коренные народы Сахалина против Эксон Нефтегаз ЛТД" [Indigenous people of Sakhalin against Exxon Neftegas Ltd] (in Russian). Green Patrol. 2005-01-20. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
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