Russia Reliable partner
In Russia, Wintershall Dea works together with local companies to produce gas and oil. A special partnership for 30 years.
Russia is one of the world’s most resource-rich countries. It has the sixth-largest oil reserves and around one-fifth of all known natural gas reserves. Russia is the most important supplier of gas to the European Union. Wintershall Dea is involved with Russian partners in exploring and producing hydrocarbons in Western Siberia and southern Russia. The joint projects depend on mutual dialogue and a good working relationship – and have supplied energy to Europe for 30 years.
Wintershall Dea is involved in four onshore projects in Russia: the Urengoyskoye field ‒ one of the world's largest gas and condensate reserves ‒ is located some 3,500 kilometers northeast of Moscow, near the Western Siberian city of Novy Urengoy. There the Achimgaz joint project produces natural gas from the technically complex Achimov Formation. Another joint venture, Achim Development, is developing blocks 4A and 5A. A little further south and also in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug is the Yuzhno-Russkoye field, in which Wintershall Dea has a stake via the Severneftegazprom joint venture. The Wolgodeminoil joint venture produces crude oil in southern Russia near Volgograd, an important transport hub and industrial center.
BILLION CUBIC METRES OF NATURAL GAS YEARLY WERE PRODUCED BY THE ACHIMGAZ JOINT VENTURE.
per cent Methane: Natural Gas from Yuzhno-Russkoye has a very high degree of Purity.
is the ratio of gas in Wintershall Dea portfolio in Russia
The Achimgaz joint venture, which was founded in 2003, produces from the complex Achimov formation in the Urengoyskoye field. Wintershall Dea has a 50 percent stake, with the other half held by Gazprom’s subsidiary OOO Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy. Following the completion of the drilling campaign in 2019, the company reached the yearly plateau production of about ten billion cubic metres of natural gas.
The Yuzhno-Russkoye field was discovered in 1969 and is one of the largest in Russia. The Severneftegazprom joint venture commenced operations in 2007 and has been producing 25 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year at plateau level since 2009. Wintershall Dea has a 35 percent share in the economic success of the field, with Gazprom as the lead company. Natural gas is produced from the reservoir’s Cenomanian layer. The Turonian layer above it is currently being developed.
Founded in 1992, Wolgodeminoil is the longest-standing joint venture between a Russian and a Western European partner in the E&P arena. Wintershall Dea and RITEK, a subsidiary of the Russian crude producer LUKOIL, each hold a 50 percent stake in the joint venture. The project partners are carrying out intensive exploration work in order to develop new fields.
The Achim Development joint venture was founded for the further field development of the Achimov Formation. The joint venture with Gazprom, in which Wintershall Dea has a 25.01 per cent stake, will develop blocks 4A and 5A. The first significant production volumes are expected in 2021.