On March 20, 2019, Vladimir Putin launched full-scale development of the Kharasaveyskoye field. It was planned to complete road filling and site preparation works for production facilities in 2019 and to start the drilling of producing wells in June 2020.
The Kharasaveyskoye field is the 2nd most important field (after Bovanenkovskoye) in Gazprom’s Yamal gas production center. The Yamal center plays an essential part in the Russian gas industry of the 21st century.
While mostly lying onshore, the Kharasaveyskoye field also partly spreads into the waters of the Kara Sea. The field is unique in terms of its gas reserves that amount to about 2 trillion cu m.
Gas production at the Kharasaveyskoye field is going to start in 2023. The estimated volume of gas production from the Cenomanian-Aptian deposits is 32 billion cu m per year. After this, the сompany is going to proceed with developing the deeper-lying Neocomian-Jurassic deposits.
The Kharasaveyskoye field development project covers a 108-year period, with gas to be produced until the year 2131.
The field’s Cenomanian-Aptian deposits are the 1st development target. It is planned to construct gas production wells, a comprehensive gas treatment unit, and a booster compressor station, as well as a transport and power infrastructure within the field. Horizontal wells for the offshore part of the field are going to be drilled from onshore.