GRASYS advanced technologies in the Korchagin field — the first Russian oil and gas field in Caspian

29 April 2010

The RF Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attended the commissioning ceremony in the Korchagin field being developed by the Russia’s largest private oil company LUKOIL which selected GRASYS as its supplier of nitrogen production systems.

“This is a high-technology project in the full sense of the word. There is no one centimeter on the platform spent to no avail; everything is packed with the highest, world class, technologies — every platform centimeter. This is a curious spectacle I would recommend to take a look at”, said the Prime Minister. “You can really see that the energy industry has become a high-tech economy sector. I looked at it proudly — both at the equipment and the people. The people are exceptionally well-trained, these are modern-day managers and modern-day specialists”, says Vladimir Putin.

Korchagin field

In 2008, GRASYS supplied to OJSC LUKOIL two large nitrogen plants with the combined capacity exceeding 840 nm³/hr of 97% nitrogen. The nitrogen plants are being utilized on the offshore platform in the Korchagin oil and gas field for ensuring compliance with the oil production process requirements.

Due to the superior equipment performance characteristics, optimum delivery schedule and other objective advantages, OJSC LUKOIL decided on CJSC GRASYS among other gas separation equipment manufacturer based in Russia. No small part in deciding on GRASYS played the company extensive market experience and the successful implementation of technically challenged projects for the oil and gas majors.

The supplied nitrogen plants are the sate-of-the-art equipment designed for gaseous nitrogen production.

Korchagin field

According to the Prime Minister, the successful implementation of the oil production project in the Korchagin field “suggests serious, fundamental changes in the Russian oil and gas complex and the increasing adoption of advanced technologies and production models in the industry”, said he.


Today, GRASYS is one of the largest and most reputable companies in the field of gas separation. GRASYS is also one of the world leading manufacturers of innovative membrane and adsorption plants for nitrogen and oxygen production, hydrogen concentration, gas mix control etc.


The oilfield named after Korchagin, which located 180 kilometers away from Astrakhan and 200 kilometers away from Makhachkala, is being developed by LLC LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft, a subsidiary of OJSC LUKOIL. The field commissioning means the commencement of oil production in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea. Drilling is carried out from a stationary platform installed in the third quarter of 2009.

The materials are partially provided by courtesy of the media agency RIA News and by the OJSC Lukoil official website

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