On Kovykta gas condensate field (GCF) supplied the equipment for the installation of helium using membrane technology to be applied for the first time in the history of Russian gas industry.
Creating a two-stage membrane plant adapted to the operating conditions of fishing, you need to confirm the availability and the possibility of its use in the demanding environments of Eastern Siberia and the Far East.
Research and development (R &D) to study the possibility of using membrane technology to extract helium from natural gas Kovykta held by "Gazprom mining Irkutsk" — operator of the field of "Gazprom" in the Irkutsk region.
For the immediate time on the court a gas preparation CPF-102 are planned construction works and preparation of equipment. To research specialists will start in the autumn of this year Completion is scheduled for R &D in 2015.
The results of innovative research will be used to develop Chayandinskoye deposit located in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), and Kovykta.
OOO "Gazprom mining Irkutsk" — a 100 per cent subsidiary of OAO "Gazprom". The company is the operating organization of production facilities and gas and gas condensate, as well as the customer for the design and construction of up gas field in the Irkutsk region, licenses owned by OAO "Gazprom".
The unique properties of helium are determined by its chemical inertness, high thermal conductivity, low temperature liquefaction, non-toxicity, resistance to nuclear reactions and a number of other valuable qualities. Due to these properties of helium area of its application in the first place are high-tech. He is increasingly used in aerospace and aviation, medicine, shipbuilding, chemical industry and metallurgy, nuclear industry and cryogenic systems, as well as in many other areas.
In Russia, the main reserves of helium-containing raw materials, the largest of which are concentrated in Eastern Siberia.
Deposits of "Gazprom" in the Irkutsk region have a third of Russian reserves of helium.