Operation issues and prospects for the development of the Abovyan UGSS discussed in St. PetersburgA meeting of the working group of Gazprom UGS LLC Administration took place, where they considered problematic issues of operation and the possibility of expanding Abovyan Undergroung Gas Storage Station — the only underground gas storage facility in the Republic of Armenia.
The working group was headed by the Deputy Head of the Department — Head of the Directorate of PJSC
The parties discussed the ongoing diagnostic and repair and restoration works on the gas wells and reservoirs of the Abovyan underground gas storage station.
In addition, within the frame of prospective development of the Abovyan UGS station, the study of the geological structure, tectonic and engineering-geological conditions of the gas storage area will be continued for the purpose of optimal operation of the well stock.
ReferenceAbovyan underground gas storage station is located on the left bank of the Hrazdan River in a deep canyon-shaped valley stretching from Yerevan to Abovyan.
Abovyan UGSS is designed to equalize the annual (seasonal) unevenness of gas consumption in the Republic of Armenia, as well as to provide consumers with natural gas in case of gas supply restrictions. It is a facility of strategic purpose.
9 gas-motor compressors of 10GKNA type with a total capacity of 9.9 MW are installed in the compressor shop of the Abovyan UGSS.
This UGS facility is the first experience in the USSR in creating an underground gas storage facility in deposits of rock salt. Its construction began in 1962 and was carried out in four stages. The first gas well was commissioned in 1968.
Based on the materials of the PR and Media Relations Service of Gazprom UGS LLC
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