RNS Number : 9765R
PJSC LukOil
10 November 2021
 

 

LUKOIL REPORTS PRELIMINARY OPERATING DATA

FOR THE THIRD QUARTER AND NINE MONTHS OF 2021

 

For the nine months of 2021 LUKOIL Group's average hydrocarbon production excluding the West Qurna-2 project was 2,116 thousand boe per day, which is 2.5% higher year-on-year, while in the third quarter of 2021 hydrocarbon production increased by 3.2% quarter-on-quarter. The production growth was attributable to the dynamics of the external limitations on oil production due to the OPEC+ agreement, as well as higher gas production volumes.

Hydrocarbon production, thousand boe per day

3Q    2021

2Q    2021


9M    2021

9M    2020

2,132

2,065

Total (excluding the West Qurna-2 project)

2,116

2,065

 

For the nine months of 2021 oil production excluding the West Qurna-2 project remained unchanged year-on-year in average daily terms and amounted to 58.3 million tonnes, while in the third quarter of 2021 oil production increased by 1.6% quarter-on-quarter in average daily terms and amounted to 20.0 million tonnes. Oil production dynamics was driven by the OPEC+ agreement concluded in April 2020, which led to limitations on oil production by the Group in Russia and at certain international projects. Due to the agreement, oil production by the Group in Russia was cut in May 2020 by approximately 310 thousand barrels per day, or by 19%, as compared to the level of the first quarter of 2020, and has been gradually recovering subsequently. As a result, in the third quarter of 2021 oil production by the Group in Russia was approximately 210 thousand barrels per day higher compared to May 2020 level.

Oil production, thousand tonnes

3Q    2021

2Q    2021


9M    2021

9M    2020

20,003

19,468

Total (excluding the West Qurna-2 project)

58,251

58,451

19,304

18,622

Russia

55,813

55,658

19,200

18,484

Subsidiaries

55,430

55,277

104

138

Share in affiliates

383

381

699

846

Outside of Russia

2,438

2,793

430

501

Subsidiaries

1,492

1,651

269

345

Share in affiliates

946

1,142

271

460

Share in the West Qurna-2 project

1,340

2,380

20,274

19,928

Total

59,591

60,831

Despite the external limitations on crude oil production volumes, development of the priority projects continued. In particular, in West Siberia total oil and gas condensate production for the nine months of 2021 at the V. Vinogradov, Imilorskoye, Sredne-Nazymskoye and Pyakyakhinskoye fields increased by 6.8% year-on-year, to 3.3 million tonnes.

Implementation of drilling programs at the V. Filanovsky and Yu. Korchagin fields in the Caspian Sea allowed to increase total oil and gas condensate production for the nine months of 2021 by 0.6% year-on-year, to 5.6 million tonnes. The V. Grayfer field development continues: cable lines construction is complete, subsea pipelines are being laid, shipyards are finishing construction of topsides of the platforms.

Gas production, million cubic meters

3Q    2021

2Q    2021


9M    2021

9M    2020

7,666

7,062

Total

23,517

20,780

3,886

3,980

Russia

12,129

13,269

3,858

3,944

Subsidiaries

12,024

13,194

28

36

Share in affiliates

105

75

3,780

3,082

Outside of Russia

11,388

7,511

3,657

2,929

Subsidiaries

10,967

7,049

123

153

Share in affiliates

421

462

 

For the nine months of 2021, gas production increased in average daily terms by 13.6% year-on-year, to 23.5 billion cubic meters. The growth was driven by recovery of gas production in Uzbekistan after temporary decline in 2020 due to lower demand from China for gas produced in Uzbekistan amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the third quarter of 2021, gas production increased in average daily terms by 7.4% quarter-on-quarter and amounted to 7.7 billion cubic meters. The increase was mainly attributable to completion of scheduled maintenance works at the projects in Uzbekistan.

Refinery throughput, thousand tonnes

3Q    2021

2Q    2021


9M    2021

9M    2020

17,299

15,738

Total for LUKOIL Group refineries

47,481

45,463

11,270

10,400

Russia

31,696

30,427

6,029

5,338

Outside of Russia

15,785

15,036

5,396

4,924

Oil processing

14,108

13,803

633

414

Refined products processing

1,677

1,233

2

1

Third party refineries abroad

3

118

 

For the nine months of 2021 refinery throughput at LUKOIL Group's refineries was 47.5 million tonnes, which is 4.4% higher year-on-year. In the third quarter of 2021 refinery throughput was 17.3 million tonnes, which is 9.9% higher quarter-on-quarter. The increase in refinery throughput volumes both in and outside Russia was attributable to the recovery of refineries utilization rates after scheduled maintenance works, as well as throughput optimization at the refineries driven by the changes in macro environment.

 

 

Note:

LUKOIL will release its Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements prepared in accordance with IFRS and MD&A for the third quarter and nine months of 2021 on November 24, 2021.

 

The information in this press release is an estimate of the LUKOIL Group's results for the third quarter and nine months of 2021 and therefore constitutes forward-looking statements. This information is preliminary and based on information available at the date of this document, and may be revised after statistical, financial, tax and accounting statements become available. The information on the LUKOIL Group's operational results in this press release are subject to many external factors which may cause the actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in this press release for the third quarter and nine months of 2021. The LUKOIL Group assumes no obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or otherwise, except to the extent required by applicable law.

 

This document does not constitute or form part of an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity with, or any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for, any securities of, the LUKOIL Group, nor shall any part of it nor the fact of its distribution form part of or be relied on in connection with any contract or investment decision relating thereto, nor does it constitute a recommendation regarding the securities of, or any investment in, the LUKOIL Group.

 

Information about the Company:

PJSC "LUKOIL" is one of the largest publicly traded, vertically integrated oil and gas companies in the world in terms of proved hydrocarbon reserves and production; and the second largest producer of crude oil in Russia. Established in 1991, the Company currently operates in more than 30 countries with core upstream assets located in Russia. The full production cycle includes oil and gas exploration, production and refining; production of petrochemicals and lubricants; power generation; marketing and distribution. The Company's shares are listed in Russia on Moscow Exchange under the ticker "LKOH" and depositary receipts are listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker "LKOD".

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