Messoyakhaneftegaz brings Russia’s northernmost gas turbine power plant into operation
Messoyakhaneftegaz has brought an 84-MW gas-turbine power plant (GTPP) into operation at its Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye oil and gas condensate field, located in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. This is the northernmost GTTP in Russia, able to meet all heat and power requirements at the Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye field.
The new GTTP has been built within a space of two years. Due to the Messoyakha fields’ distance from transport infrastructure, supplies of construction materials and equipment had to be undertaken mainly on winter ice-road routes. In order to protect the permafrost the GTTP (weighing a total 1,500 tonnes) has been installed at two-metres above ground level on stilts with a temperature-stabilisation system.
The Messoyakhskaya GTTP comprises 73 components, the most important of which being six 14 MW gas-turbine units. The GTTP includes its own gas treatment facility, with production capacity of 450,000 cubic metres per day, clearing the fuel of mechanical impurities, water and oil condensate.
Aydar Sarvarov, CEO, Messoyakhaneftegaz, commented: “The commissioning of the Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye field GTTP will not only provide energy for oil production facilities and field infrastructure, but — thanks to the use of associated petroleum gas (APG) for fuel — will avoid any inefficient use of resources. Such an integrated approach to field development is entirely consistent with our approach to effective, safe and environmentally friendly production.”
The Messoyakha group of fields includes the Vostochno (Eastern) and Zapadno (Western) Messoyakhsky acreages, both of which are owned by Messoyakhaneftegaz CJSC, jointly owned by Gazprom Neft and Rosneft. Gazprom Neft is operator on the project.
The fields, originally discovered in the 1980s, are the northernmost (of the known to date) onshore oil fields in Russia. The Messoyakha fields are located in the Gydan Peninsula, in the Tazovsky district of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, 340 kilometres north of Novy Urengoy, in Russia’s Arctic zone.