Gazprom Neft has used the occasion of the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi to conclude an addendum to its agreement on social and economic cooperation with the Government of the Yamalo-Nenetsk Autonmous Okrug.
Pursuant to that document Gazpromneft-Yamal — a Gazprom Neft subsidiary, developing the Novoportovskoye field in the Yamalo-Nenetsk Autonomous Okrug — will build a gas pipeline to the Novy Port population settlement, located in the Okrug’s Yamalsky District.
The new gas pipeline, running to a length of 8.7 kilometres and with a 2,000 m3-per-hour throughput capacity, will connect the Novoportovskoye field’s independent gas station with a gas distribution point at the settlement of Novy Port.
The gas pipeline is expected to be brought into operation in 2022, after which it will be owned by the Yamalsky District. Priority facilities for connection include the local boiler house, children’s residential school, fishery, hospital, and kindergarten. Transferring the local fuel-supply system from diesel to gas will result in significant cost-savings in heat and power generation, as well as reducing costs and tariffs for consumers.
Alexander Dyukov, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft, commented: “Improving quality of life in those areas in which we operate is one of the company’s key objectives. This new agreement with the Government of the Yamalo-Nenetsk Autonomous Okrug envisages the construction of an important infrastructure facility in Yamal. Arranging gas supplies for the Novy Port settlement will not only give new impetus to developing the area, but will, consequently, make life more comfortable for local people.”
Dmitry Kobylkin, Governor of the Yamalo-Nenetsk Autonomous Okrug, added: “Our objective is to make the Okrug more convenient — for both life and work. For that reason, the agreements we are signing with energy companies are, first and foremost, directed at achieving that aim. And I, on behalf of all Yamal people, am delighted to express my gratitude to the management of Gazprom Neft and their entire team for appreciating the importance of their work under our Cooperation Agreement. The social facilities being brought into being through the company’s efforts — even in the most remote villages in the region — as well as its participation in the Okrug’s educational, environmental and infrastructure projects are a genuine contribution to the development of Yamal, and to the prosperity and wellbeing of the people of the Russian Far North.”
Gazpromneft-Yamal LLC (until 2016 Gazprom Neft Novy Port LLC) is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, established in 2011 specifically for hydrocarbon exploration in the south of the Yamal Peninsula and, in particular, for putting in place infrastructure to support the production and transportation of hydrocarbons from the Novoportovskoye oil and gas condensate field.
The Novoportovskoye field is one of the most significant oil and gas condensate fields in the Yamal Peninsula currently under development. It is located some 30 kilometres from the coast of the Gulf of Ob. Recoverable C1 and C2 reserves are estimated at more than 250 million tonnes of oil and gas condensate, as well as more than 320 billion cubic metres of gas. Production in 2017 totalled 5.5 million tonnes of oil.
The settlement of Novy Port is an administrative centre, and the only population centre within the municipal administration of the same name. It is located in the Yamalsky district of the Yamalo-Nenetsk Autonomous Okrug of the Russian Federation, on the coast of the Gulf of Ob. It has a population of 1,943 people, 1,548 of whom are ethnic minorities of the Russian Far North.
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