Novoportovskoye oil and gas condensate field is located in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, 30km away from the Gulf of Ob (Russian: Obskaya Guba).
In spring 2011 Gazprom Neft confirmed feasibility of year-round marine transportation of crude from the field. Vaigach atomic ice-breaker has performed the trial trip from Sabetta port (north-east of the Yamal peninsula) to Kamenny Cape, the supposed destination (400 km to the south). This part of the Gulf of Ob stays ice-free for 3 months, from July to September.
Gazprom Neft started preparing for construction of infrastructure required for crude transportation and the field development.
Recoverable reserves of the Novoportovskoye field according to C1 and C2 classification is estimated to be over 230 mln tonnes and over 270 bln cubic meters of gas. Gazprom Neft operates the field while Gazprom Neft Novy Port holds the license.