In order to increase competitiveness of its production, GPD Shebelynkagasproduction introduced in 2002 the quality assurance system State Standard of Ukraine ISO 9001-95 at its experimental shop producing and repairing oil and gas equipment. The implementation of the ISO 9000 quality assurance system under the national certification system UkrSEPRO started at all production facilities of GPD Shebelynkagasproduction in 2004. The system was developed by specialists of UkrNDIgaz and SC Kharkivstandartmetrolohiya.
Over the past two years GPD Shebelynkagasproduction has replaced its ammonia refrigerating installation intended for low temperature separation for turbo-expander systems. The modernization makes it possible to better prepare gas, extract nearly 10 000 tons more of gas condensate and improve the environmental characteristics of the production cycle, removing harmful ammonia from the technology. The reconstruction of the Chervonodonetska and Khrestyschenska compressor stations has resulted in increased outputs of gas at the Shebelynske gas condensate field.
The immediate plans of GPD Shebelynkagasproduction include the construction of an installation for deeper preparation and processing of gas to obtain additionally such products as LPG and petrol, as well as increased outputs of gas condensate.
The enterprise has already started to produce contact water heaters featuring up to a 100 percent efficiency coefficient. After the certification of these water heaters, they will be installed at gas production facilities.
For the record: GPD Shebelynkagasproduction is the largest of the four gas producing enterprises of SC Ukrgasproduction. It exploits 39 gas, gas condensate and oil fields in the Kharkiv, Poltava, Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts. The major share of hydrocarbons (95 percent) is produced in the Kharkiv oblast.
In 2005, GPD Shebelynkagasproduction produced 6.64 bcm of natural gas or 45 percent of the total output of SC Ukrgasproduction or 32 percent of the national output.
Apart from hydrocarbon production, GPD Shebelynkagasproduction produces and repairs oil and gas equipment. The enterprise has set up an experimental shop to make and repair oil and gas equipment. In 2005, the shop put out UAH 25 million (USD 4.95 million) worth of production and the planned output for 2006 amounts to UAH 35 million (USD 6.9 million).