The 10-millionth tonne of oil was extracted in Novoportovskoye field
14:16 15 февраля 2018
Категории: News in English
The 10-millionth tonne of oil was extracted in Novoportovskoye oil, gas, condensate field of the company “Gazprom Neft”.
The asset located behind the Polar circle is characterized with complex geological structure, what requires for use of the most modern technologies of development. High-tech horizontal, multilateral and multibranch wells are built in Novoportovskoye field, multistage hydraulic fracturing is used to improve efficiency of extraction. This information was given to the news agency “Sever-Press” in the department of corporate communications of the company “Gazpromneft-Yamal”.
In spite of the fact that Novoportovskoye field was discovered in 1964, year-round shipment of oil was started here after the startup of the high-tech oil terminal “Vorota Arktiki” on water areas of the Gulf of Ob. Gazprom Neft uses the unique transportation scheme on the Northern Sea Route to transport extracted raw materials from the field. In this logistic scheme the company uses multifunctional icebreakers and Arc7 class tankers designed and built specifically for operation on shallow water areas of the Gulf of Ob.
Use of the most advanced technologies of extraction, use of a complex scheme for transportation of extracted raw materials, experience of creation of powerful production and transport infrastructure beyond the Polar circle – all this makes the project of development of Novoportovskoye field unique not only for the company but also for the entire domestic oil industry. Extraction of the 10-millionth tonne of oil in Novoportovskoye field confirms that the company successfully coped with all the challenges and opened the gates of the Arctic for Russian oil and gas industry, as Aleksey Ovechkin, the director general of “Gazpromneft- Yamal” says.
Novoportovskoye is one of the largest oil, gas, condensate fields being developed on the Yamal Peninsula. It is located 30 kilometers away from the coast of the Gulf of Ob. Extractable reserves of categories C1 and C2 make more than 250 million tonnes of oil and condensate and also more than 320 milliard cubic meters of gas. A subsidiary of “Gazprom Neft” — “Gazpromneft-Yamal” — is busy with development of the asset. Last year 5 million and 500 thousand tonnes of oil were extracted in Novoportovskoye field.