In September 2007, by the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation "Gazprom" has launched a project "Gas supply Kamchatka region. First of all — Gas Supply to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky ". Prior to the implementation of "Gazprom" gas supply project Kamchatka level of gasification of natural gas was less than 1%.
- in September 2010 commissioned a gas pipeline "Sobolevo — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky"
In 2012 it is planned to complete the arrangement Kshukskoye and Lower Kvakchikskoye gas fields in the framework of the project on the organization of gas Kamchatka. Currently, the fields of continuing construction and commissioning works on the technological and support facilities.
- Lower-Kvakchikskoye fields
At present, "Gazprom" has completed the drilling of five wells on the performance of gas condensate Lower Kvakchikskoye field. After the completion of their construction and connection of the total number of wells in the field will reach nine, which would create conditions to increase gas production to the project level — from 175 to 575 million cubic meters. m per year.
- in the control gas treatment plant on the Lower Kvakchikskoye field
- construction of a warehouse on the Lower condensate field Kvakchikskoye
To ensure the supply of gas to the consumers of Kamchatka "Gazprom" in the shortest possible time and built in September 2010, has commissioned a gas pipeline "Sobolevo — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky." The pipeline is 392 km, capacity — up to 750 million cubic meters. meters of gas per year.
Pipeline "Sobolevo — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky" became the basis for the further development of regional gas supply system. The use of natural gas will increase the reliability and efficiency of the energy of Kamchatka, will create the necessary conditions for the modernization of obsolete power equipment. The increase in the share of gas in the fuel mix edges give additional incentives for the integrated development of the region, both economically and socially.
Gas reserves in the land of Kamchatka small: in the late eighties of the last century there were discovered four gas-condensate field with total proven reserves of C1 around 16 billion cubic meters. m — Kshukskoye, Kvakchikskoye Lower, Middle and North Kunzhinskoe Kolpakovskii.
Unlike land, offshore Western Kamchatka has significant gas resources. In June 2009, the Russian government’s decision to "Gazprom" is licensed to use subsoil West-Kamchatka licensed block, located on the Sea of Okhotsk.
- drilling rig on the Lower Kvakchikskoye field