Moscow-based oil company Lukoil reached one million tonnes of oil produced at the Yarega Field since the beginning of 2017, the company said on Dec. 26.

The company plans to increase Yarega’s production by 20%, as compared with 2016. The meterage of horizontal wells, drilled with steam assisted gravity drainage, will be incremented by over 40%. There will also be an almost 50% increase in volumes of steam injected into production formations.

In 2017, Lukoil commissioned a 75-megawatt power generation farm, the Yarega, and a steam generation facility with total hourly capacity of 300 tonnes of steam at the field. In 2016, a plant to gather and treat oil was installed, together with a water-treatment facility.