OREANDA-NEWS. Russian crude and condensate production increased by 402,500 b/d to 11.07mn b/d in September from August, reaching a new post-Soviet high, according to preliminary data from the energy ministry.

The rise in production coincided with the end of maintenance at several large fields. The previous record was set at 10.87mn b/d in January 2016. Rosneft increased crude production by 102,500 b/d to 3.95mn b/d in September from August, following the end of repair works on the North Chaivo field in Sakhalin and the De-Castri terminal in the Khabarovsk region, which exports Sokol crude.

Rosneft subsidiary RN-Shelf Far East, which produces the Sokol crude, boosted production at the field by 47,100 b/d to 55,600 b/d in September. Gazpromneft's production rose by 43,000 b/d to 903,000 b/d.