Russia's SIBUR has approved the Vyngapurovsky gas processing
plant (GPP) expansion project
to launch processing of
associated petroleum gas (APG) from Russneft's fields,
officials said on Tuesday.
to be built at the GPP
will increase the annual APG processing capacity from 2.8 to
A more than 100-km long pipeline will be laid to transport
APG from Russneft's Varieganskaya compressor station to the
Vyngapurovsky GPP. The compressor station will also undergo
Russneft is an existing APG supplier to SIBUR's
Nizhnevartovskiy and Belozerniy gas processing plants.
In 2013, SIBUR and Russneft signed a new long-term agreement
for associated petroleum gas supplies to 2025. Under the
agreement, Russneft shall deliver APG from Varieganneft's
fields to SIBUR, with SIBUR accepting and processing the
"SIBUR continues to extend cooperation with oil and gas
companies, reinforcing its positions in the gas processing
industry," said Dmitry Konov, SIBUR's CEO. "The long-term
agreement with Russneft is to bring about an increase in feedstock
shipments, which will
enable us to expand our processing capacities."
The Vyngapurovsky plant, with a designed capacity of 2.8
bcm/year of APG, was built by SIBUR in the grounds of the
compressor station of the same name and commissioned in
Currently, the major associated petroleum gas supplier to the
Vyngapurovsky GPP is Gazprom Neft.