Gazprom Neft confirms contractors for Messoyakh fields
Gazprom Neft has confirmed contract awards following its open tenders for construction of a 100-kilometre pressure pipeline connecting the Yamalo-Nenetsk Autonomous Region’s Vostochno-Messoyakhskoe field with the Zapolyarye-Purpe trunk pipeline system.
Messoyakhskoe field, Yamalo-Nenetsk Autonomous Region
Signed at the 21st World Petroleum Congress, Moscow, the contract for construction of the first 54 kilometres of the pipeline has been awarded to Spetsgazavtotrans. The remaining 41 kilometres, as far as the connection point with the Zapolyarye-Purpe transportation network, will be laid by upstream engineering and construction specialists Velesstroy.
Construction will begin in late 2014. The first oil deliveries via the pipeline (which has a total capacity of six million tonnes per year) are anticipated in late 2016, concurrent with the field going into production. Work is currently being undertaken to ensure all necessary preparation for construction to commence, including delivery of equipment and materials.
The Messoyakh group of fields include the Vostochno (Eastern) and Zapadno (Western) Messoyakhskoe acreages. Licences for both blocks are held by Messoyakhaneftegaz, jointly owned by Gazprom Neft and Rosneft, in which both have an equal controlling interest. Gazprom Neft is operator on the project.
The fields, which were first discovered in the 1980s, represent the northernmost known onshore deposits in Russia. The Messoyakhskoe fields are located in the Gydan Peninsula, in the Tazovsky district of the Yamalo-Nenetsk Autonomous Region, 340 kilometres north of Novy Urengoy, in Russia’s arctic zone — a region of considerably underdeveloped infrastructure. Proven C1 and C2 reserves indicate 475 million tonnes of oil and gas condensate, as well as more than 170 billion cubic metres of gas.