Gazprom Neft Press Office:
Gazprom Neft has completed construction and begun pre-commissioning works on gas-transportation infrastructure at the Eastern section of the Orenburgskoe oil and gas condensate field. A gas pipeline with a maximum throughput capacity of 5.7 billion cubic meters will ensure supplies to the Orenburgskoe gas processing plant, part of the Gazprom group of companies. Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazpromneft-Orenburg is operator of the project.
The commissioning of the
The latest — and safest — technologies have been utilised in building the new gas pipeline, with its route being laid an average five metres underground, with any above-ground crossings — via rivers, highways, railways, etc. — being undertaken through horizontal directional drilling. Thick-walled tubes made of anti-corrosive steel will ensure pipeline integrity and its long-term reliability. The entire length of the pipeline will be equipped with monitoring and control systems, with transportation processes controlled remotely.
Vadim Yakovlev, First Deputy CEO, Gazprom Neft, commented: “Gazprom Neft is currently developing several major fields at which production of oil, inevitably, involves the production of significant volumes of gas. The geological structure of the Novoportovskoye, Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye and Orenburgskoe fields demands unique technological solutions in hydrocarbon production and transportation. Thanks to the construction of cutting-edge gas infrastructure at all of these fields, the productive use of associated petroleum gas (APG) at these assets has, in the shortest possible timeframe reached 95 percent.”Tags: gas, innovation, APG, ecology