LUKOIL TO ENSURE CLOSED-CYCLE WATER CONSUMPTION AT YAREGA FIELD IN THE KOMI REPUBLIC
Monday, March 27, 2017
LUKOIL commenced construction of a water treatment facility with a capacity of 4.3 thousand cubic meters an hour at Yarega field in the Komi Republic. When commissioned, the facility, for which advanced equipment of Russian manufacturers will be used, will treat waste waters, arriving from various sources. Treated waters will be used to generate steam, required for the production of high-viscosity oil.
Closed-cycle water consumption is intended to minimize environmental footprint and increase efficiency of the field development. The completion of the facility is slated for the autumn of 2017.
Active development, launch of a water treatment facility with a capacity of 700 cubic meters an hour and commissioning of steam generators of Phase 1 (Center) and 2 (Lyael), producing 100 and 200 tonnes of steam an hour respectively, provided a 23% oil production increase in 2016.
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