Global Leader in International Oil and Gas Industry News

posted in:

  • Home>
  • Oil & Gas News
  • >
  • Europe,
  • >
  • Gazprom announces Zapolyarnoye becomes most productive field in Russia – 130 billion cubic meters per year

Gazprom announces Zapolyarnoye becomes most productive field in Russia – 130 billion cubic meters per year

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013

The Taz District of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area hosted today the celebrations dedicated to bringing the Zapolyarnoye field to its full design capacity, i.e. 130 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

The celebrations were attended by Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the Russian Federation Government, Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Dmitry Kobylkin, Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.

In 2012 the capacities for gas production from the Cenomanian deposits of the Zapolyarnoye field were increased. Today the field was brought to its design capacity upon commissioning of the second comprehensive gas treatment unit (CGTU-1V) for the Valanginian deposits and the third compressor workshop at the Zapolyarnaya main compressor station (MCS) of the Zapolyarnoye – Urengoy gas trunkline. As a result, Zapolyarnoye became the most productive gas field in Russia.

While implementing the gas production strategy, not only does Gazprom enter new gas-bearing regions, but improves the efficiency of developing the existing fields in the traditional Nadym-Pur-Taz region. It becomes possible due to the application of cutting-edge engineering solutions and advanced fail-safe equipment designed for severe natural and climatic conditions. For instance, directional drilling with subhorizontal borehole, a telemechanic system enabling to control well operation online, as well as advanced techniques for monitoring the field development process are applied at the Zapolyarnoye field.

The Zapolyarnaya MCS is one of the most productive in Russia, with the capacity reaching 354 MW. High-technology gas compressor units (GCU) with centrifugal superchargers based on rotor magnet suspension are installed at the station. All slave devices are provided with a remote control and a self-diagnostics system. Advanced engineering design makes it possible to considerably reduce the time necessary for GCUs maintenance. While featuring high capacity, GCUs are environmentally friendly with the lowest nitrogen and carbon oxide emissions.

“Gazprom has been and remains the number one company in the global gas production. But possessing gigantic gas reserves is not enough for it. It is necessary to put steady efforts into the development of gas production facilities. And we successfully meet this challenge.

In 2012 we conquered Yamal by starting production from the Bovanenkovo field. Large fields in Eastern Russia and the continental shelf are next in turn.

We continue developing resources in the Nadym-Pur-Taz region, which is primary for us, where the Zapolyarnoye field takes up a special place.

Last December the first trillion cubic meters of gas was produced from this field. Today, Zapolyarnoye has become the most productive field in the country. From now on, every fifth cubic meter of Russian gas will be produced here, from the Zapolyarnoye field. It is comparable to the gas volumes that we supplied during the last four years to Germany – our major buyer in Europe.

Our everyday commitment makes consumers confident about reliable gas supplies for the decades to come,” said Alexey Miller.

Source: Gazprom

To access over 3,000 of the latest oil projects from across the world visit Projects OGP for free trial today

posted in:

  • Home>
  • Oil & Gas News
  • >
  • Europe,
  • >
  • Gazprom announces Zapolyarnoye becomes most productive field in Russia – 130 billion cubic meters per year

Other Oil & Gas News

Aker Solutions and Baker Hughes form subsea production alliance 23-04-2014
Gazprom to meet increased European demand and secure additional gas amounts for premium Asia-Pacific market 23-04-2014
Setting fair gas prices in Russia to boost domestic economy 23-04-2014
Rosneft head held Negotiations with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mozambique 23-04-2014
A cold winter warms industry hearts and overshadows events in Europe 23-04-2014
Ennsub wins major contract to build two ultra-deepwater ROV deployment systems 23-04-2014
Seatronics invests to stay ahead in ROV tooling rental market 22-04-2014
Gastar Exploration To Host Investor Day In New York City On May 14 22-04-2014
Alaska moves one step closer to building gasline 22-04-2014
Summit Natural Gas completes 68-mile pipeline 22-04-2014