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London, 24 July 2023
Gas lift system expansion
Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC (LSE: NOG) ("Nostrum" or the "Company"), an independent oil and gas company engaging in the production, development and exploration of oil and gas in the pre-Caspian Basin, today announces successful start-up of the new compressor doubling its Gas lift capacity, which helps slowing down production decline from maturing Chinarevkoye field.
As the demand for gas lift has been growing due to the majority of the producing wells requiring it to sustain production, in early 2022 Nostrum funded the addition of further compression to raise the capacity of the system from 500 to 900 thousand m3/ day for circa US$8 million. Notwithstanding the significant delays in delivery of the new compressor due to the sanctions on Russia, the Company managed to successfully complete and commence the project in line with budget and without any major HSE incidents. The initial production gains exceed management's expectations and further updates on production guidance will be provided as part of Q3 2023 operational update.
Arfan Khan, Chief Executive Officer, commented:
"We are pleased to announce the successful launch of expansion of our Gas lift system without any major HSE incidents and on target with our cost estimates, despite challenges and delays experienced due to the sanctions on Russia. As mentioned earlier, this was an important milestone for the Company to reduce the production decline from our maturing field, and we are keen to maintain the production gains, which are so far exceeding expectations."
For further information please visit www.nostrumoilandgas.com
Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC
Ulugbek Makhmadiyarov - Head of Finance
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About Nostrum Oil & Gas
Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC is an independent oil and gas company currently engaging in the production, development and exploration of oil and gas in the pre-Caspian Basin. Its shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: NOG) and the Astana International Exchange (ticker symbol: NOG). The principal producing asset of Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC is the Chinarevskoye field, which is operated by Zhaikmunai LLP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC and the sole holder of the subsoil use rights with respect to the development of the field.
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