Shipments are expected to start in 2025 following commercial production of Neocomian-Jurassic deposits starting at the Kharasaveyskoye and Bovanenkovskoye fields, under development by Gazprom Neft through long-term risk-operatorship agreements with Gazprom.
More than 52 million tonnes of hydrocarbons are expected to be transported from these fields by rail between 2025 and 2040.
Alexander Dyukov, CEO of Gazprom Neft commented:
- Developing Neocomian-Jurassic deposits at the Bovanenkovskoye and Kharasaveyskoye fields is going to be one of the company’s flagship projects over the next few years
- These projects are being developed under long-term risk-operatorship agreements with Gazprom
- On projects of this size and complexity - and given the location of these fields in the north of the Yamal Peninsula - finding the best way to transport liquid hydrocarbons is of critical importance
- Our collaboration will promote the immediate development of railway infrastructure in several regions throughout the country
To that end, Gazprom Invest is committed to ensuring the Obskaya-Karskaya railway line is upgraded to the standard necessary to facilitate the transportation of stable gas condensate and liquefied hydrocarbon gases, and their successful delivery to Russian Railways.
Russian Railways will take hydrocarbons on board at the Obskaya station and transport these to the Luzhskaya station on the Oktyabrskaya Railway, serving the port of Ust Luga on the Baltic Sea.
Russian Railways will be developing railway infrastructure along the planned transportation route as well as fine-tuning transportation technologies to cut rail-car turnaround times.
A logistics roadmap for this project is expected to be in place by 1 September 2021.