TATNEFT Plans Increasing APG Utilization
OREANDA-NEWS. April 15, 2014. TATNEFT Company is creating a new investment program for development of the networks to transport associated petroleum gas (APG), which will allow the Company raising the level of APG utilization to 97.6 percent.
JSC TATNEFT has been providing for more than 95% APG utilization level since 2012 (95.01 % in 2012, 95.10% in 2013 and the predicted index value for 2014 is 95.10%).
These results were achieved through implementing the Program of Action to improve the efficient APG utilization designed for the period of 2009-2013. Total costs for this program implementation period mentioned amounted to more than 4 billion rubles.
In order to further improve the APG utilization level in 2014 there was a new program drafted, which included the development of the gas collection system from the facilities of NGDU "Yamashneft" and the feasibility study performance with options of gas utilization at a number of remote and marginal target facilities
The main areas of APG utilization at the Company include gas processing at the Company's own gas processing facilities to obtain gas products for using them as fuel in oil heaters and in electric generating plants.