The Utrenneye (Salmanovskoye) field, located in the northern part of the Gydan peninsula on the shores of the Gulf of Ob in close proximity to the South-Tambeyskoye field, was discovered in 1980.
It is the largest field by recoverable reserves that has been found to date on the Gydan Peninsula.
The licenses for the Utrenneye field on the Gydan Peninsula was acquired in September 2011 and is valid through 2031.
The field contains 34 hydrocarbon deposits, including 16 gas deposits, 15 gas condensate deposits, 2 oil and gas condensate deposits and 1 crude oil deposit.
As of 31 December 2018, the Utrenneye field’s 2P reserves under PRMS totaled 1,138 billion m3 of natural gas and 57 million tons of liquids.
Under the Russian classification reserves totaled 1,978 billion m3 of natural gas and 105 million tons of liquids.
The field has been planned to supply natural gas to NOVATEK’s Arctic LNG-2 project.
The reserves are located within the Utrenneye license area and are owned by the Arctic LNG 2 project.
The Arctic LNG 2 project is expected to utilize the 7 billion plus boe of hydrocarbons resources in the Utrenneye field.
In this regard, the LNG project will see construction of 3 LNG trains using gravity-based structure (GBS) platforms with each of the trains to have a capacity of 6.6 million tons per annum.
Russia’s General Board of State Expert Review (Glavgosexpertiza) approved in 2019 the construction of the Utrenneye terminal for the Arctic LNG 2 project.
The construction of the mooring complex and the onshore facilities of the terminal will take place in 7 stages. During the first 3, the federally owned infrastructure facilities including deep-water access canals, aids to navigation for servicing icebreakers and cargo ships will be built.
In the course of the remaining 4 stages, work will be carried out on the construction and reconstruction of the port facilities, including the construction of a new berth on an artificial plot of land, reconstruction of the existing pier and construction of onshore infrastructure facilities. This will also include coastal infrastructure facilities.
Before the construction of the Arctic LNG 2 plant is completed in 2022, the Utrenneye terminal will accept and store construction cargo, fuel, lubrication materials and equipment for LNG production as well as industrial cargo for the development and operation of the Utrenneye field.
Financing of the works on construction of the Utrenneye terminal will be covered by the federal budget of the Russian Federation and resources from investors in a 26.57 % to 73.43 % ratio.