The decline in production was driven by lower gas supply to China from projects in Uzbekistan due to lower demand because of coronavirus. The negative impact of this factor was partially offset by higher oil production at international projects.
Oil production in the 1st quarter of 2020 reached 21.4 million tonnes, which is 0.7% higher year-on-year. The growth was mainly driven by international projects due to acquisition of a share in the Marine XII project in Congo, as well as an increase in production share at PSA projects owing to decline in oil prices.
Oil production volumes and dynamics in Russia were defined by the external limitations of production volumes due to the OPEC+ agreement. As a result, production in Russia was almost flat year-on-year.
In the 1st quarter of 2020, Lukoil's gas production amounted to 8.4 billion cubic meters. Gas production in Russia increased by 5.9% year-on-year and by 1.1% quarter-on-quarter. The growth was attributed to the launch of the 2nd stage of the compressor booster station at the Nakhodkinskoye field in December 2019.