Bortovoy covers an area of 3,215km2 along the northern margin of the Pre-Caspian basin, one of the largest hydrocarbon basins in the CIS and home to more than 100 issued exploration and production licences. The giant Chinarevskoye and Karachaganak fields are located along the same geological trend on the other side of Kazakhstan border. The licence area is divided into two distinct areas: the more developed Western Fields on which the gas processing plant is located; and the Eastern Fields, where we are working to better understand the feasibility and economic viability of the development options.
Bortovoy benefits from well-developed infrastructure. Gazprom's trunkline runs through the licence area. Access to the plant is mostly via federal highway; there is also a railway close by. Bortovoy contains Proved plus Probable reserves of 131.2 mm boe (17.5 mm Toe).
There are four established gas and oil fields in the Western Fields: Krasnokutskoye, Zhdanovskoye, Karpenskoye and Mokrousovskoye. Zoltav is currently producing from the Karpenskoye and Zhdanovskoye fields via the Western Gas Plant. The plant is tied into Russia’s gas distribution network via a 22km pipeline. Zoltav sells the gas to Gazprom, while oil is sold through a tender process to different purchasers.
There are five evaluated gas and oil fields in the Eastern Fields: Pavlovskoye, Kochkurovskoye, West Lipovskoye, Lipovskoye and Nepriyakhinskoye (in addition a number of other fields have been identified). The Eastern Fields are yet to be developed. Zoltav is working better to understand the feasibility and economic viability of the development options for the Eastern Fields.