The Russian oil giant Lukoil plans to produce 16 billion cubic meters of gas in Uzbekistan in 2018.
“Today, Lukoil produces about 4 billion cubic meters of gas in Uzbekistan. In 2018, we intend to produce 16 billion. Our Uzbek partners will export the bulk of this gas to China,” said the head of the Russian company, Vagit Alekperov.
Lukoil has been running the Kandym project jointly with Uzbekneftegaz since 2004. The Kandym group includes six gas condensate fields: Kandym, Kuvachi-Alat, Akkum, Parsankul, Khodji and Western Khodji. The Russian company has recently launched trial operation of two preliminary gas installations in the Severniy Shady site and Kuvachi-Alat field.