Gazprom Neft’s Arctic Terminal Completed

Russia’s oil producer Gazprom Neft has completed the construction of a new Arctic terminal at Novy Port, located at Cape Kamenny, Gulf of Ob, Yamal Peninsula about 400 km south of Novatek’s Sabetta port.

The terminal is intended for year-round loading of tankers from Novoportovskoye oil and gas field under Novy Port project, the company’s press center says.

Novoportovskoye is one of the largest fields of exploitable oil and gas condensates in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.

The terminal capable of handling over 8.5 mln t of crude oil per year included construction of special infrastructure facilities at the Gulf of Ob shore to ensure the terminal operation: subsea and onshore pipelines with total length exceeding 10.5 km, a tank farm, pumping stations etc. The terminal structures with total height exceeding 80 meters were assembled with the assistance of 5,000-tonne crane ship Oleg Strashnov, one of the world’s largest ships of its kind.

As informed, the preparatory operations are to be completed by the end of 2015 with the start of comprehensive testing of the Arctic terminal scheduled for early 2016.

Gazprom Neft started full commercial drilling at the field in 2014. Once drilled, the oil is intended to be shipped through a transfer complex at Cape Kamenny.

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