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Gazpromneft-Vostok improves environmental friendliness in production

Gazpromneft-Vostok improves environmental friendliness in production

Tomsk, February 10 - Neftegaz.RU. Gazpromneft-Vostok has commissioned a new gas-transmission system at the Urmano-Archinskaya group of fields at the Yuzhno-Pudinsky license block in the Tomsk Oblast. Implementing this project has facilitated a 4-fold increase in commercial-gas delivery volumes, as well as increasing overall associated petroleum gas (APG) utilisation to 95 %.

This new infrastructure makes it possible to transport gas from fields at the Yuzhno-Pudinsky license block and the Archinskoye field to the Archinskoye-field booster pipeline pumping station (BPPS), from where feedstocks are fed into an 18-km pipeline to the booster compression station at the Urmansky field. Gas also feeds in from the Urmansky field crude processing facility (CPF).

Following compression at the booster compression station the gas is sent along a 97-km pipeline to the Shinginskoye field: the gas disposition terminal (GDT) at the Shinginskoye field being the end point for this new gas transportation system prior to it connecting to the Tomskgazprom pipeline system. At this point pressure is reduced, with the gas being heated and metered prior to it being sent to the central processing facility (CPF) at the Tomskgazprom Myldzhinsky oil and gas condensate field.

This Gazpromneft-Vostok project has involved the construction of a booster compression station at the Urmansky field, a 97-km high-pressure gas pipeline between the Urmanskoye and Shinginskoye fields, an 18-km gas pipeline between the BPPS and the booster compression station, and vacuum compression stations at oil-treatment facilities at the Archinskoye and Urmanskoye fields.

Total investment in the project stands at around RUB 6.7 billion, with production capacity reaching 400 cu m of gas per year. Creating the Urmano-Archinsky field and Yushno-Pudinsky block gas transmission system has been one of the Tomsk Oblast’s most important investment projects in recent years. The official ceremony marking the system’s commercial launch took place on 6 February 2020.

«APG utilisation is consistently increasing at Gazprom Neft. Recent years have seen us implement major gas-infrastructure development projects throughout the key regions in which the company operates. APG utilisation across all Gazprom Neft assets now stands at 95 %. We have been able to achieve that level despite year-on-year increases in production - which has practically doubled over the past decade», said Vadim Yakovlev Deputy CEO for Exploration and Production, Gazprom Neft.

Gazpromneft-Vostok is a joint venture between Gazprom Neft, Mubadala Petroleum and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), in which Gazprom Neft holds a 51% interest and Mubadala Petroleum and the RDIF 44 % and 5 %, respectively.

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