Oil production in the Kharyaga field in the North-West of Russia started in 1999. Statoil is a partner in the field development on production sharing agreement (PSA) terms. The French company Total is the operator.
The Kharyaga field was discovered in 1970. Being a part of Timan-Pechora basin, it is located in Nenets Autonomous District, 60 km north of the polar circle on permafrost soil.
The Kharyaga field is developed in stages according to the terms of the PSA terms. Statoil farmed into the project in 1996.
From the initial production in 1999 of 10.000 bbl/d, the field has been further developed with production peaking at over 35.000 bbl/d, corresponding to Statoil equity production peaking at 10.000 bbl/d.