S.-PETERSBURG, Sep 13 – PRIME. Gazprom is planning to put into operation four new offshore fields on the Russian Arctic shelf in the near future, Oleg Aksyutin, deputy chairman of the board of Gazprom, said.
“In the near future, Gazprom is preparing to put into operation 4 new offshore fields with various types of production facilities and total geological reserves of about 4 trillion cubic meters,” he said at a conference on shipbuilding and the development of high-tech equipment for the development of the Arctic and the continental shelf OMR -2022.
WORK ON THE SAKHALIN SHELF
“Gazprom” maintains the pace of work on the development of fields on the shelf of Sakhalin Island, despite the refusal to cooperate on the part of Western partners, said Deputy Chairman of the Board of “Gazprom” Oleg Aksyutin.
“One of the serious, in our opinion, challenges was the development of offshore fields in the context of geopolitical restrictions. Despite the refusal of Western companies to cooperate and previously assumed obligations, work on fields on the shelf of Sakhalin Island continues at the planned pace,” he said at the conference on shipbuilding and the development of high-tech equipment for the development of the Arctic and the continental shelf OMR-2022.
So, according to him, work on the development of the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye field is being carried out by a domestic contractor with the involvement of the Russian pipe-laying vessel Akademik Chersky. “In general, we expect that by the end of the season we will lay the planned 30 kilometers of the offshore pipe of the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye field,” he added.
The Kirinskoye, as well as the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye, Yuzhno-Lunskoye and Mynginskoye fields are located within the Kirinsky area. The design capacity of the Kirinskoye field is 5.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year, the initial reserves in C1 category are 162.5 billion cubic meters of gas, 19.1 million tons of gas condensate (recoverable).
The planned design capacity of the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye field is 21 billion cubic meters of gas per year. Reserves (categories C1 + C2) – 814.5 billion cubic meters of gas, 130 million tons of gas condensate (recoverable), 3.8 million tons of oil (recoverable).
In October 2013, the first gas launch took place at the Kirinskoye field, and commercial production began in 2014. The Yuzhno-Kirinskoye field is being prepared for development; geological exploration along the main contour of the field has been completed.