Startup of the East-Messoyakhskoye field took place in Yamal. Vladimir Putin launched oil extraction
15:33 21 сентября 2016
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The ceremony of the startup of the East-Messoyakhskoye field took place in Yamal. This is the northernmost field among oil continental fields being developed in Russia. It is situated on the Gydan peninsula of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin launched oil extraction from the field in the mode of live teleconference. The head of the state notes that deliveries of oil from the East-Messoyakhskoye field to foreign countries will serve to stability of the world energy market. As products of the field will be delivered on the oil pipeline “East Siberia – Pacific Ocean”, this oil will be transported both to domestic and global markets. It will serve not only to development of domestic enterprises but also will contribute to increase in stability of the world energy market.
The head of “Gazprom” Aleksey Miller greeted the startup of the field. According to his information, 85 milliard rubles were invested to the field. Taxes in the sum of 1 trillion rubles will be allocated during the time of exploitation of the field till 2040 to budgets of all levels, as Aleksey Miller underlines.
After the message that all the systems were ready to work, the operator reported about the beginning of oil extraction.
The head of “Gazprom Neft” Alexander Dyukov and the chairman of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin presented the information about fulfillment of the large arctic project to President of the Russian Federation. They established communication directly from the field. As they note, the project is fulfilled in conditions of complete transport and infrastructural autonomy – under conditions of the arctic tundra.
The governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitriy Kobylkin, who was on the place of the event, thanked President of Russia for support of strategic projects in the Far North, for attention to arctic territories. He underlines that everything planned by the region is being fulfilled, and plans on development of the arctic territory are being embodied completely.
This is a significant project for Yamal. The region is creating comfortable conditions for business, and the project became real, including, due to this, as Dmitriy Kobylkin notes. According to the words of the governor, in general, the prospects of development of oil extraction in the region are very positive: it is planned two times to increase amounts of oil extraction on the territory of the region till 2020. As the governor notes, this is a very serious increase. The pipeline Zapolyarye – Purpe – Samotlor will be input to operation till the end of the year, and this is the system ESPO (“East Siberia – Pacific Ocean”), which will transport oil to countries of the Asia-Pacific region. He thinks that 40 million tons per year is not the limit. Development of shelves is ahead. Thus, prospects of development are good. “We are becoming serious players in the Arctic in fulfillment of oil projects”, as Dmitriy Kobylkin says.
The governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug specially underlines contribution of companies of fuel and energy complex to stable development of economy of the region and to development of social sphere of the region, having expressed gratitude to the head of “Gazprom” Aleksey Miller, the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin, the director general of “Gazprom Neft” Alexander Dyukov.
As we should remind, the joint enterprise “Messoyakhaneftegaz” was created in conformity with the general agreement of the shareholders on the parity basis 50/50 on the 1st of January of 2016 within joint management of assets of “Gazprom” and “Rosneft”. The collective of the enterprise accomplished the working heroic deed, having put the field, which is unique by its reserves, in the service for the country.
Dmitriy Kobylkin appealed to the heads of the companies, geologists, scientists, builders, engineers, oil and gas workers and underlined significance of the startup of the field for all residents of Yamal. Such projects are reflected on development of Yamal, as he says. Agreements of Yamal with fuel and energy complex in the region are socially directed. And this cooperation is traditional in towns, where the companies work. But “Gazprom Neft”, for example, starts fulfillment of social projects on places, where its business is not presented – Salekhard and Labytnangi. The governor expressed gratitude to the company.
The group of Messoyakha fields includes the East-Messoyakhskoye and the West-Messoyakhskoye fields. They were discovered in 1980-s and are the northernmost of all known oil fields in Russia being situated on land. They are referred to the category of unique. On the 1st of January of 2016 extractable reserves on the category C1+C2 of Messoyakha group made more than 470 million tons of oil and condensate and 188 milliard cubic meters of gas. By the results of the operative calculation conducted in 2015, extractable reserves of Messoyakha group of fields on the category C1 increased on 14 million and 800 thousand tons of oil and 8 milliard and 800 million cubic meters of gas. The first oil in the East-Messoyakhskoye field was received in October of 2012 within experimental industrial work. Building of basic objects of infrastructure necessary for startup of the field was started in 2014. The beginning of industrial extraction is on the 21st of September of 2016. It is planned to come to the peak of extraction in the East-Messoyakhskoye field in 2020 with the maximum project level of yearly extraction 5 million and 600 thousand tons.
As we should note, working meetings of Dmitriy Kobylkin with Alexander Dyukov and Igor Sechin took place in Noviy Urengoy. They discussed aspects of fulfillment of agreements about cooperation between the government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the companies, as the press-service of the governor of Yamal informs.