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YAMAL LNG is an integrated project for natural gas production, liquefaction and marketing

Key Project Advantages

  • Large onshore conventional reserve base with high concentration of reserves

  • Well known geology and proven development technologies

  • Very low F&D and lifting costs

  • High efficiency factor of gas liquefaction process due to sub-zero temperatures

  • Access to both European and Asian markets

  • State support, including tax benefits

Project Infrastructure

The field development plan provides for the drilling of 208 wells at 19 well drilling pads. Natural gas produced at the field will be delivered to the international markets in a form of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, which requires construction of a liquefaction plant consisting of three (3) production trains of 5.5 mmt annual capacity each. The shipping infrastructure will include a jetty with two tanker loading berths at the port of Sabetta equipped with ice protection barriers. Ice-class LNG carriers of special Arc-7 design will be used to transport the LNG to international markets.


Project Implementation

The final investment decision on the project was made in December 2013 with the planned launch of first LNG production in 2017.

The main tenders were completed and key contracts for engineering, procurement of materials and equipment as well as construction works signed. Long-term sales contracts for more than 95% of LNG volumes were concluded. Operation of material offloading berths in the port of Sabetta started ensuring year-round delivery of construction cargos. Production drilling at the field and construction works at the LNG plant are underway. We are approximately 85% complete on the overall project at end of July 2017.


NOVATEK Arctic fields 



mmt per annum -
capacity of the LNG plant


bcm of natural gas -
proved and probable reserves
of the South-Tambeyskoye field
according to the PRMS reserves standards
as at the end of 2015


bcm of natural gas per annum -
the field’s production potential


production wells
stipulated by the field’s development plan


share of NOVATEK in the Yamal LNG project
(20% - Total, 20% - CNPC, 9.9% - Silk Road Fund)


launch of LNG production