|Region||Krasnoselkupsky District, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Tyumen Oblast|
|Start of production||2007|
|Estimated oil in place||5.7 million tonnes
(~ 2.3×106 m3 or 14 MMbbl)
|Estimated gas in place||805.3×109 m3 (28.44×1012 cu ft)|
The Yuzhno-Russkoye field was discovered in 1969. Preparation for the development of the field started in 1997. American oil company Moncrief Oil International claims that in 1997, Gazprom's subsidiary Zapsibgazprom and Moncrief signed a contract according to which Moncrief acquired 40% of stake in the field, a claim that Gazprom does not recognize. According to the contract Severneftegazprom was established as operating company. In the following years control over Severneftegazprom was gained by Itera and later regained by Gazprom. In 2004, Gazprom started negotiations with BASF and E.ON over development the Yuzhno-Russkoye field. The inauguration ceremony launching work on the field was held on 18 December 2007.
The gas field lies about one kilometer below the surface. The proven gas reserves of Yuzhno-Russkoye are 805.3 bcm (billion cubic meters) and estimated reserves are more than 1000 bcm of natural gas. The proven oil reserves are 5.7 million tons. The planned capacity of Yuzhno-Russkoye field is about 25 bcm of gas per year. Currently there are 26 gas wells in operation producing 15 million cubic meters of natural gas per day. It is designated to become the main natural gas supply for the Nord Stream pipeline.
The licence for the Yuzhno-Russkoye field is owned by Severneftegazprom, the subsidiary of Russian gas company Gazprom. German energy company Wintershall, a subsidiary of BASF, owns 35% minus one share (25% of voting shares minus one share) in Severneftegazprom. According to agreements between Gazprom and German company E.ON, E.ON Ruhrgas will get a 25% share of Severneftegazprom minus one share.
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- Results of meeting on Yuzhno-Russkoye field project, by Gazprom 11 June 2004
- E.ON and Gazprom Reach Understanding on Participation in Gas Field, by E.ON 13 July 2006
- Gazprom and E.ON to swap assets, by Andrew E. Kramer, The New York Times 13 July 2006
- Gazprom grows in Europe, by Andrew E. Kramer, The New York Times 28 April 2006