Sakhalin Crude Production Falls 13,600 Tons In First Half 2010

July 12, 2010
Crude production at Sakhalin in the first half of 2010 was down 13,600 tons compared to the same period in 2009 and was 7,593 million tons, an employee with the subsoils ministry in Sakhalin Region said.
"Five enterprises are engaged in production in the region. As of 1 July 2010, they had produced 7,593 million tons of black gold, or 99.8 percent of the amount produced in the first half of 2009", she said.
The employee said the drop in production was linked to lower output by Exxon Neftegas Limited at the Sakhalin-1 project. In the first half of this year, the company produced 3.429 million tons of crude (it produced 4.456 million tons in 2009).
Petrosakh produced 10,200 tons less in the first half of 2010 than in the same period in 2009, RIA-Novosti reports.
"The drop in production at Sakhalin-1 is due to the high gas factor. Less production at Petrosakh is due to the natural decline in pressure in the formation which is reducing its output", the employee said.
"Sakhalin-2 operator Sakhalin Energy saw a rise in output. In the first half of 2010, the company produced 3.289 million tons, or 1.004 million tons more than it did in the first half of 2009. RN-Sakhalinmorneftegaz produced 19,300 tons more (841,300 tons)", she said.
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