Gazprom Neft builds Russia’s biggest associated petroleum gas (APG) injection facility
, press release
Gazprom Neft has begun construction of the central gas processing facility at the Novoportovskoye gas-condensate field, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The facility is designed for the compression, treating and dehydration of associated petroleum gas (APG) and its subsequent utilisation in re-injection into productive strata. The commissioning of the complex will allow Gazprom Neft to utilise up to 95 percent of APG at the Novoportovskoye field.
Construction will be undertaken by Gazprom Neft Novy Port (a Gazprom Neft subsidiary) under the challenging climatic conditions of the Far North. The first phase of the facility is expected to be brought into production in early 2017, with a processing capacity of up to four billion cubic metres of APG per year. Output at the facility is expected to reach seven billion cubic metres of gas per year, with a total generation capacity of 256 MW.
Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukov commented: “The implementation of programmes directed at improving APG usage is one of the most important strategic objectives being successfully implemented by Gazprom Neft across all of its directly owned production assets. The construction of infrastructure and cutting-edge facilities for APG re-injection at the Novy Port project is not just the next step in optimising development of that asset, but also a major initiative in terms of the company’s environmental activities.”
NOTES FOR EDITORS
The Novoportovskoye field is one of the most significant oil and gas-condensate fields currently under development in the Yamal Peninsula. It is located within the Arctic Circle, some distance from pipeline transportation infrastructure: shipments by sea from Cape Kamenny have been identified as the optimum solution for the transportation of crude, in these circumstances. The first opportunity for despatching oil by sea during the winter season was confirmed by Gazprom Neft as early as 2011
, following a pilot voyage by an icebreaker from the port of Sabetta (in the north—east of the Yamal peninsula) to Cape Kamenny.