A Russian energy giant has celebrated the launch of full-scale field development of its gas production megaproject.
A ceremony was held on 20 March in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area to mark the launch of full-scale development of the Kharasaveyskoye field.
Gazprom Management Committee Chair Alexey Miller, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area Governor Dmitry Artyukhov and the heads of Gazprom’s relevant subdivisions and subsidiaries attended the ceremony and were addressed by Russian President Vladimir Putin during an opening speech via conference call.
The Kharasaveyskoye field is considered the second most important field in Gazprom’s Yamal gas production centre, with estimated gas production volume estimated at 32 billion m3/a.
Marking the official beginning of works, the first truck convoy left the Bovanenkovskoye field carrying construction and supporting equipment to the Kharasaveyskoye field along a specially constructed road for winter use.
While mostly lying onshore, the field also partly spreads into the waters of the Kara Sea.
Wells for the offshore part of the field are going to be drilled from onshore.
The field’s Cenomanian-Aptian deposits are going to be the first development target, with Gazprom planning to construct 236 gas production wells, a comprehensive gas treatment unit, a booster compressor station and associated infrastructure.
A 106 km gas pipeline will be constructed to connect the Kharasaveyskoye and Bovanenkovskoye fields; gas will then be fed into Russia’s Unified Gas Supply System.
“Today, we are starting full-scale development of the Kharasaveyskoye field,” said Mr Miller.
“We chose design and engineering solutions that are as similar as possible to those that have been successfully applied in Bovanenkovo.
“This means that we can streamline our investment and operation costs.
“Gas production in the field is going to be carried out using exclusively domestic equipment.
“As part of our operations in Kharasavey, we’ll start developing the shelf of the Yamal Peninsula.”
Gas production at the Kharasaveyskoye field is planned to start in 2023.
For more information visit the Gazprom website.
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