style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>Russia’s Gazprom boosts Chayandinskoye field capacities to fuel Power of Siberia pipe
By New Europe Online/KG
Comprehensive Gas Treatment Unit No. 3 at Chayandinskoye field
The future construction site is currently being cleared. Overall, the project’s readiness is at 66%. Gas transmission facilities are being built at the section from Gryazovets to the under-construction Slavyanskaya CS. According to the company, said the issue of the status of Gazprom’s major investment projects will be submitted for consideration by the Gazprom Board of Directors. As part of these activities, the following facilities will be put into operation: the Urengoy – Pur-Pe oil and condensate pipeline, a connecting condensate pipeline, the Urengoyskaya oil pumping station, and a condensate stabilisation unit. Work continues on the construction of the LNG production, storage and shipment complex near the Portovaya CS. Near the settlement of Ust-Luga, the project for the creation of an integrated complex for natural gas processing and liquefaction (the gas processing complex that forms part of the Complex for processing ethane-containing gas near the settlement of Ust-Luga) is in progress. More than half of its linear part – 206 kilometres – has been welded to date. At the fifth and sixth trains, the pouring of foundations is being completed and the assembly of piperacks has started. Moreover, capacity increase will be finished at the operating comprehensive gas treatment unit (CGTU-3), which feeds gas into the Power of Siberia gas pipeline. Gazprom said the company is making further efforts to expand the Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline at the section between Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Khabarovsk. In the current year, for instance, 52 gas wells will be hooked up at the Bovanenkovskoye field. Gas separation equipment is being installed at the third and fourth production trains. The facilities will transport condensate extracted from the Achimov deposits of the Urengoyskoye field. Gazprom is developing the Yamal gas production center. Pre-development of the Kovyktinskoye field in the Irkutsk Region is underway, with production drilling and site clearing for the construction of the first CGTU taking place at the moment, Gazprom said. Preparatory activities are ongoing at the section of the pipeline route from the Kovyktinskoye field to the Chayandinskoye field. Within the Amur Gas Processing Plant construction project, start-up and commissioning continues at the first two production trains. In the Nadym-Pur-Taz region, Gazprom is bringing to a close the integrated project for liquid hydrocarbon transportation. The second workshops at the Chikshinskaya CS (Bovanenkovo – Ukhta 2 gas pipeline) and Novoprivodinskaya and Novoyubileynaya CSs (Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipeline) are being prepared to come onstream. In the east of Russia, the systematic expansion of production capacities continues at the Chayandinskoye field in Yakutia, which is the resource base for the Power of Siberia Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said. At the Kharasaveyskoye field, production wells are being drilled, and a connecting gas pipeline stretching to Bovanenkovskoye is being welded and laid. In 2020, it is planned to bring onstream 103 gas wells, a gas pre-treatment unit (GPTU-2), and a membrane unit for helium concentrate extraction, Gazprom said on September 11. The capacities of the northern gas transmission corridor are undergoing an expansion. Construction and installation works are nearing completion at the Ivan Moskvitin compressor station (CS) on the Power of Siberia gas pipeline, and the facilities of the project’s next stage are already being built.