Photo: Central booster compressor station at Chayandinskoye field; Source: Gazprom

Gazprom preparing first Power of Siberia pipeline gas to China

Central booster compressor station at Chayandinskoye field; Source: Gazprom

Russian giant Gazprom is making preparations for the first pipeline supplies of Russian gas to China via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline. 

Gazprom said that the efforts for filling up the pipeline with gas from the Chayandinskoye field in Yakutia were on schedule, with start-up and commissioning operations undergoing at the field’s core facilities.

Drilling of 176 gas production wells is completed and production drilling is in full swing at the Irkutsk Region-based Kovyktinskoye field, which will start feeding gas into Power of Siberia in early 2023.

According to the company, one of the more important links in the Power of Siberia’s gas supply chain will be the Amur gas processing plant, one of the largest in the world. The core equipment of the plant’s first two production trains is nearly assembled, with works underway on the third train.

Expansion is also being carried out at the Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline section between Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Khabarovsk. Large-diameter pipes are being transported to the welding stations along the pipeline’s route for the purpose of welding double-jointed segments.

Other developments

Image: Gazprom

Gazprom added that it was developing the Yamal gas production center with the sixth and final booster compressor station being prepared to be brought onstream along with new production wells at the Bovanenkovskoye field. The pre-development of the Kharasaveyskoye field continues.

The Russian energy giant synchronized operations in Yamal with the ongoing expansion of the northern gas transmission corridor. Compressor capacities are being built within the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta 2 gas pipeline, and a new compressor workshop is being prepared to come onstream at the Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipeline.

The Bovanenkovo – Ukhta 3 and Ukhta – Torzhok 3 gas pipelines are at the design stage.

Welding is nearly over at the 880-kilometer-long linear part that is planned to go into operation this year as part of the project for expanding gas transmission capacities in the northwestern region between Gryazovets and the Slavyanskaya compressor station (CS).

Start-up and commissioning is taking place at the CS, which is the starting point of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Gazprom further stated that the TurkStream gas pipeline would be brought into operation before the end of 2019.

TurkStream; Image courtesy of Gazprom

Construction of the receiving terminal on the Black Sea coast near the Kiyikoy settlement is nearing completion. The landfall section in Russia and the Russkaya CS are ready for operation.

The company is making efforts to build the LNG production, storage, and shipment complex near the Portovaya compressor station.

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