Gazprom Neft started building of the second stage of the oil pipeline from Novoportovskoye field
14:48 12 января 2015
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The company «Gazprom Neft» started building of the second stage of the pressure oil pipeline from Novoportovskoye field to Mys Kamenniy.
From there oil is delivered to consumers on the Northern Sea Route. The diameter of the pipeline makes 530 millimeters, the length – 105 kilometers, capacity – not less than 5 million and 500 thousand tons of oil per year, if it is necessary, it can be increased.
As it is informed in the press-service of the company, it is planned to build the pipeline with consideration of the best world standards and engineering decisions. For example, pipes will be laid on special sliding supports. Such construction will protect layers of years-long permafrost from additional thermal influence and will protect the pipeline from damages in the result of shift of thawed ground. The line will be equipped with passages for migration of animals. It is planned to complete building in 2016.
Round-the-clock monitoring of state of the pipeline will be conducted after its startup – the main line will be equipped with systems of controlling, heating and monitoring. In the case of a signal about an appearing problem an operator will be able remotely to stop transportation of raw materials on a definite sector till problems troubleshooting.
As we should note, building of the first stage of the pipeline with capacity 600 thousand tons per year from Novoportovskoye field to Mys Kamenniy was completed in the middle of the previous year. Infrastructure created in the field and the shore of the Gulf of Ob allowed fulfilling the first sea loading of oil from Novy Port in summer of 2014. Full-scale development of the field will be started in 2016 after completion of building of the terminal for year-round oil loading.