LUKOIL began to develop YNAA fields in the early 2000s. One of the largest gas fields – Nakhodkinskoye – was commissioned in 2004. PJSC LUKOIL has been intensifying its production operations in the Region by commissioning new facilities. At the same time, the Company has always displayed a very careful approach to the fragile nature of the North as well as the cultural and historical legacy of indigenous minorities of the Region.
In 2007, the Government of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area and LUKOIL signed their first Agreement on social and economic cooperation. On October 29, 2013, another document was signed to frame their cooperation in 2014-2018.
The Company started to develop oil and gas fields of the Bolshekhetskaya Depression in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area.
Yamalneftegaz, 5th territorial production entity was formed. The first gas well was drilled at the Nakhodkinskoye field. The construction of the unique Nakhodka-Yamburg gas pipeline was completed.
The first LUKOIL gas field in Yamal, Nakhodkinskoye, was commissioned.
PJSC LUKOIL obtained the rights of subsoil use for the Urabor-Yaktinskoye, Vansko-Namysskoye, Severo-Gubkinskoye and Prisklonnoye fields in the YNAA.
Production drilling started at the Pyakyakhinskoye oil and gas condensate field.
Construction works started for two main pipelines Pyakyakhinka — Nakhodka, Pyakyakhinka — Vankor.
First ultradeep prospecting and appraisal well was drilled at the Pyakyakhinskoye field.
The main compressor station was commissioned at the Nakhodkinskoye field.
Construction works for a gas booster station were completed at the Nakhodkinskoye field.
Fields of the Bolshekhetskaya Depression.
These fields are located in the Gydan Peninsula in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area. The Bolshekhetskaya Depression fields play a fundamental role in the Company's gas production and are categorized as promising projects. LUKOIL operates six license blocks. In the nearest future, most of the gas production increase will come from the Nakhodkinskoye, Pyakyakhinskoye, Yuzhno-Messoyakhskoye and Khalmerpayutinskoye fields.
The Pyakyakhinskoye oil and gas condensate field is scheduled to be fully commissioned in 2016. In the future, two equally large gas fields will be developed: Yuzhno-Messoyakhskoye and Khalmerpayutinskoye. Preliminary works are underway now. Drilling of oil and gas condensate deposits at the Pyakyakhinskoye field began in 2009. Phase 1 of the gas turbine power plant was already commissioned. Plans exist to drill a total of 420 wells including 219 oil wells, 105 injection wells and 96 gas wells at the Pyakyakhinskoye field. Marketable gas from the field will be transported via the gathering gas pipelines to the main compressor station (MCS) near the Nakhodkinskoye field and further by the already existing main pipeline to MCS 1 and 2.
Yamburgskaya. 85 percent of construction materials and equipment used at Pyakyakhinka are from Russian manufacturers. Every assembly and unit are produced with the most severe operating conditions in mind (the air temperature dropping as low as -56). This is why the project is so unique - most of the equipment was designed specifically for its purpose with new technical solutions developed by local and foreign engineers. Together with the production facilities, a rotator's camp for 300 people was built.
Environmental issues are just as important for PJSC LUKOIL as oil and gas production. Environmental activities are carried out in accordance with the policy of LUKOIL for quality, environmental protection and workplace safety and rely on in-house environmental safety programs developed annually.
Events are organized under the Company's environmental program and are divided in the following categories, including Pure Air, Clean Water, Waste Management, Reclamation, Anti-Corrosion, Response to Accidental Spills of Oil and Petroleum Products, Environmental Management, Environmental Transparency, Environmental Awareness Raising, Environmental Monitoring.
One important environmental project implemented by PJSC LUKOIL was a campaign to clean the Belyi Island in the YNAA. The Company pays special attention to cooperation with indigenous minorities.
To implement the Agreement between PJSC LUKOIL and the Government of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area in the Arctic, the Company financed the construction of a boarding school, a number of residential buildings, social and administrative facilities in the settlement of Nakhodka, administration and housing buildings at the Purovsky state farm, an Orthodox church and a nursing care center in the settlement of Tazovsky. It also helped build a new boiler and a bakery in the settlement of Samburg.
The Company supports the Yamine Charity Foundation, helps promote judo and hang gliding, aero-tourism and ultralight aviation in the regional industries. It assists in the beautification of ethnic villages. It also purchases equipment, fuels, lubricants and other materials needed by Yamalo-Nenets fishermen and reindeer herders. Thanks to the Company's support, the Intercession of the Holy Virgin Orthodox church is being built in the village of Tazovsky.
In 2006, LUKOIL launched its Social and Cultural Projects Contest in the Region, the first participants being several NGOs of the Tazovsky district. The 5th jubilee contest was joined by institutions and organizations from the city of Salekhard.