LUKOIL and RussNeft may join forces at the Lokosovsky GPP


PJSC NK "RussNeft" discusses with PJSC "LUKOIL" the possibility of creating a joint venture on the basis of the Lokosovsky GPP. The new enterprise is necessary for the reconstruction of facilities and infrastructure for the processing of associated petroleum gas. Participation of the oil company "RussNeft" due to the projected increase in associated petroleum gas production at the fields of Nizhnevartovsk. As the newspaper "Vedomosti" notes, the economic analysis of the project showed that that the creation of a single site for gas processing will allow diversifying the historically established scheme of gas supplies in the region, significantly improving the economy and specific indicators of the project, as well as significantly reduce price risks.

The Lokosovsky Gas Processing Complex (Lokosovsky GPP) was built in 1983 to process associated petroleum gas from the fields of the Nizhnevartovsk and Surgut regions. The enterprise produces dry stripped gas, NGL, stable natural gas and technical propane. Consumers — industrial and energy enterprises of the Russian Federation (dry, stripped gas), Perm Oil Refinery (NGL) and local consumers.
In 2005, the construction of a commodity park with a loading rack for the shipment of NGLs was completed. In 2006, LUKOIL completed the reconstruction of the plant, as a result of which the capacity increased from 1.0 to 1.9 billion m3/year of associated gas. During the reconstruction, the plant was connected to the main gas pipeline "Urengoy – Surgut – Chelyabinsk". In 2007, as part of the reconstruction of the facility, the annual volume of gas accepted for processing was increased to 2.1 billion cubic meters. In 2016, the GPP implemented a number of projects aimed at improving the level of industrial safety. In 2017, the reconstruction of the fire extinguishing system in the gas processing shop was completed.

Processing of raw materials and production of marketable products at the Lokosovsky GPP

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Processing of petroleum gas, million m3 1944.4 952.9 1497.3 1453.8 1473.3 NGL production, thousand tons 710.3 350.9 526.4 522.3 535.6 Stable gas gasoline, thousand tons 40.6 21, 4 39.6 39.4 40.1 Liquefied hydrocarbon gases, thousand tons 1.7 0.9 1.5 1.3 1.1 Waste gas, million m³ 1568.9 751.3 1192.2 1156.7 1165.4