NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for the fourth quarter and full year 2013

January 10, 2014
Moscow, 10 January 2014. OAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) reported today preliminary operating data for the fourth quarter and full year 2013.
  
In the fourth quarter 2013, NOVATEK’s gross production totaled 16.42 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas and 1,249 thousand tons of liquids (gas condensate and crude oil). The Company’s full year 2013 gross production aggregated 62.22 bcm of natural gas and 4,774 thousand tons of liquids, resulting in an increase in natural gas production by 4.90 bcm, or by 8.5% as compared with 2012, and an increase in combined liquids production by 487 thousand tons, or by 11.4%.
 
In 2013, NOVATEK processed 4,862 thousand tons of unstable de-ethanized gas condensate at the Purovsky Processing Plant, of which 1,311 thousand tons was processed in the fourth quarter. The volumes of liquids processed at the Purovsky Processing Plant increased by 20.5% in 2013 as compared  with 2012.

Stable gas condensate export volumes amounted to 1,973 thousand tons in 2013 as compared with 2,822 thousand tons in 2012, whereas in the fourth quarter 2013 stable gas condensate was not exported due to the launch of two processing trains at the Gas Condensate Fractionation and Transshipment Complex (“Ust-Luga Complex”) located in the port of Ust-Luga during the second and fourth quarters 2013.
 
In the fourth quarter and full year 2013, NOVATEK processed 969 and 1,873 thousand tons of stable gas condensate, respectively, at the Ust-Luga Complex. Preliminary 2013 product sales volumes aggregated approximately 1,606 thousand tons, including 766 thousand tons of naphtha, 104 thousand tons of jet fuel, and 45 thousand tons of heating oil and gasoil sold in the fourth quarter 2013.
 
At 31 December 2013, NOVATEK had 3.26 bcm of natural gas and 409 thousand tons of stable gas condensate and its products in storage or transit and recognized as inventory.
 
NOVATEK’s hydrocarbon production 

2012

2013

YoY%

Gross production

4Q
2012

4Q
2013

QoQ%

57.32

62.22

8.5%

Natural gas
[bcm]

15.30

16.42

7.3%

4,287

4,774

11.4%

Liquids
[mt]

1,162

1,249

7.5%

 
 
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Information provided in this press release presents expected results of OAO NOVATEK operations in 4Q and full year 2013. The information represents preliminary assessment only, which can be adjusted after statistical, financial, fiscal and business reporting becomes available. The information on NOVATEK’s operational results in this press release depends on many external factors and therefore, provided all permanent obligations imposed by the London Stock Exchange listing rules are unconditionally observed, cannot qualify for accuracy and completeness and should not be regarded as an invitation for investment. Therefore, the results and indicators actually achieved may significantly differ from any declared or forecasted operational results in 2013. OAO NOVATEK assumes no obligation (and expressly declares that it has no such obligation) to update or change any declarations concerning any future results, both due to new information obtained, any future events or for any other reasons.

 

 

 

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