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Anatoly Brekhuntsov: the country will live in riches of Yamal till 2100

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Extractive fields of Yamal are able to provide gas extraction on the level of 500, 600 and 700 milliard cubic meters per year till 2100. Such point of view was expressed in the conversation with a correspondent of IA "Sever-Press" by the director general of the Siberian scientific analytical center, doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences, a full member of the Academy of Mining Sciences Anatoly Brekhuntsov.

He came back from the sitting of the scientific council of the Russian academy of sciences, where he had spoke on the report on strategic issues of development of oil and gas industry in Western Siberia till 2035. By his words, here there are unique fields, which are concentrated practically evenly on the whole northern region: in Pur-Taz and Nadym-Taz interfluves, the peninsulas of Yamal and Gydan, on the shelf. It is important to have enough wisdom to conduct this work in an integrated manner. Scientific specialists suggest scrutinizing development of riches of Yamal as not separately taken projects, though such great as Bovanenkovo and Sabetta, but in an integrated manner. The talk is about infrastructure, roads, power engineering, social issues and ecology. Finally, it would help to exclude opposition between companies, each of which work for own benefit, as the scientist notes. Of course, as the prominent specialist in the sphere of oil and gas admits, gas complex of Yamal passed through serious alterations. First, resources of "dry" Cenomanian gas in Nadym-Pur interfluve ran low considerably, and gas extraction gradually moves to the north. Second, gas extraction in Nadym-Pur district is conducted from bigger depths. Here reserves of a principally new product – wet gas with high content of ethane, butane, propane – are big. They are important raw materials for petrochemistry. By his words, all these phenomena are clear and easily forecasted. It was seen 5 and 10 years ago. And it was necessary to prepare to it – timely to prepare the program of processing of ethane, propane, butane. Timely to solve what to do with them – to build plants on processing locally or to lay product pipelines, to send gas to the central part of the country and to process them there. But it needs to elaborate a real integrated program for these aims. It should be the state program approved with a regulation of the government of the Russian Federation or a presidential decree. And it should be obligatory for fulfillment by all structures – federal, local, and of course, companies, which will fulfill this program, as Anatoly Brekhuntsov underlines. Today such understanding exists on the level of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation. The recent visiting session of the committee on economic policy conducted in Tyumen by the chairperson of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko confirms it. In her greeting speech she especially underlined the necessity of the integrated program on oil and gas extraction in Western Siberia.

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