The company «Gazprom Neft» started drilling in Novoportovskoye field
8:45 25 июня 2014
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The company «Gazprom Neft» started fulfilling the program of exploitation drilling in Novoportovskoye field. Till the end of this year it is planned to drill 9 wells. In total it is planned to build 5 cluster sites and to drill 60 wells within the three-year plan of development of the field.
Last year «Gazprom Neft Noviy Port» (the operator of the project, an affiliated enterprise of «Gazprom Neft») finished the program of drilling within experimental-industrial exploitation of the field. 8 exploitation wells were drilled, tests of 17 exploratory wells were conducted, 10 operations of hydraulic fracturing were fulfilled. The technology of multistage hydraulic fracturing was tested for the first time. This winter about 35 thousand tons of crude oil were transported from Noviy Port. The raw materials were delivered to the railroad station Payuta for further transportation to consumers.
Specialists of the company note that Novoportovskoye field is one of the largest oil gas condensate fields being developed in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Extractable reserves of the field on category C1 and C2 make more than 250 million tons of oil and condensate and also more than 320 milliard cubic meters of gas (with consideration of Paleozoic deposits).
As the press-service of the governor of Yamal informs, creation of infrastructure necessary for full development is taking place in Novoportovskoye field. In the future oil will be offloaded through the complex situated in Mys Kamenniy. Its construction will be completed till the end of 2015. The field and the terminal will be connected to each other with the oil pipeline (the length 100 kilometers).
As the first deputy director general of «Gazprom Neft» Vadim Yakovlev notes, having started exploitation drilling in Noviy Port, the company took one big step in development of the field. Fulfillment of the program will allow preparing Novoportovskoye field to input to operation, the beginning of which is scheduled for the end of next year.
Novoportovskoye oil, gas, condensate field is situated on the territory of Yamalskiy district in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The license for development of the field belongs to the company «Gazprom Neft Noviy Port». In spring of 2011 «Gazprom Neft» confirmed the opportunity of organizing of year-round transportation of oil from the field by sea. The testing trip of the nuclear-powered icebreaker «Vaygach» from the port of Sabetta to the supposed location of offloading of oil from Novoportovskoye field took place. The location is situated in 400 kilometers to the south from Mys Kamenniy. The ice-free season in this part of the Gulf of Ob lasts during 3 months – from July to September.