Cutting-edge technologies of gas processing: Amur GPP in Gazprom lecture hall as part of Amur Region Day

On November 10, the Gazprom lecture hall hosted a talk of the Amur GPP project, the first gas processing plant in the Far East and one of the world's largest gas processing plants, at the Russia exhibition and forum as a part of the Amur Region Day.

Employees of Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk (the investor, owner and operator of the Amur GPP) spoke about how the new high-tech gas processing plant is being built and operated, what it produces, how the huge plant construction affects the economy and social field of the Amur Region and consequently, people's lives.

On the same day, a Chinese calligraphy class opened a workshops program in the hall with the support of Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk LLC.

Konstantin Ageev, a lecturer at the Russian State University for the Humanities, who had returned from another trip to China the day before taught visitors these classes.

His talk was about the journey and the secrets of Chinese elegant writing. The visitors learnt how to write with a brush, why it is China where a paper was invented, and what the Four Treasures of the Study consist of. For the first class on calligraphy, Konstantin chose the tiger hieroglyph as the Amur Region symbol and the dragon hieroglyph as a symbol of the Amur River name in Chinese which means «black dragon river». In addition, the visitors learnt to write Friendship, Gazprom, and Amur GPP words in Chinese.

The visitors learnt to write Friendship, Gazprom, and Amur GPP words in Chinese.

The visitors learnt to write Friendship, Gazprom, and Amur GPP words in Chinese.


Construction of the Amur Gas Processing Plant (Amur GPP) in the area of Svobodny town, the Amur Region, has been underway since October 2015 and was commenced as a part of the Eastern Gas Program of PJSC Gazprom in Amurskaya Advanced Development Territory. The design processing capacity is 42 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually. The Amur GPP receives multicomponent gas from Chayandinskoe field and Kovyktinskoye field through the Power of Siberia gas pipeline. The plant separates feed gas into fractions with use of cryogenic processes. These fractions are sent to advanced processing for further use in the Russian gas chemical and other industries.

The Amur GPP project includes six process lines with an annual capacity of 7 billion cubic meters each and three helium purification and liquefaction units with an annual capacity of 20 million cubic meters each. Upon reaching its full capacity, the Amur GPP will annually produce: 38 billion cubic meters of purified methane fraction; 2.4 million tons of ethane; 1.5 million tons of liquefied petroleum gas; 200 thousand tons of pentane-hexane fraction and 60 million cubic meters of helium.

Amur Gas Chemical Complex (joint SIBUR and Sinopec project) will be the key consumer of ethane and LPG from the Amur GPP. Helium is one of the main products of the Amur GPP. Moreover, helium is in huge demand in high-tech industries. The Amur GPP is going to be the world's leader in helium production with its annual capacity of 60 million cubic meters.

The plant is going to employ 3,200 people when it reaches its full capacity. Alekseevsky residential district to accommodate 5 thousand residents for the Amur GPP operational personnel is in construction in Svobodny. A total of 42 five-storey residential buildings with 1,540 apartments and 36 townhouses with 148 apartments will be built. Several dozen residential buildings have already been put into operation, the employees of Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk and their dependants live in them.

The Gazprom lecture hall hosts cultural, educational, sports, and entertainment events during the Russia exhibition and forum in a regular basis. Every resident of our country can visit all the events of the Russia exhibition through live broadcasts of the Gazprom Rutube channel.

The Gazprom hall itself is also an educational space where visitors travel from Earth’s interior where oil and gas are extracted, to space, and learn the company's innovations in various fields.

Events at the Gazprom lecture hall are free for visitors. The event poster is placed on the exhibition website. The Gazprom Rutube channel and the GUIDE digital platform are broadcasting the Russia exhibition live.