Gazprom to start Kharasaveyskoye field development in 2019

Russian giant Gazprom said the full-scale development of Yamal’s Kharasaveyskoye field will begin in 2019. 

Gazprom’s head Alexey Miller held a meeting on the pre-development project for the gas and condensate field and the gas transmission system.

During the meeting, it was noted that the Yamal Peninsula was of strategic importance to the Russian gas industry and the long-term reliability of gas supplies to consumers.

In this region, Gazprom established and systematically develops a major new gas production center. The Yamal gas production center is on a path toward becoming the largest such center in Russia and replacing the dwindling reserves of the Nadym-Pur-Taz region, the company’s statement reads.

Currently, two gas production facilities are successfully operating at the Bovanenkovskoye field, which forms the basis of the Yamal center. This year will see the launch of the third and final gas production facility, which will bring the field to its design production capacity of 115 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

Kharasaveyskoye is located north of Bovanenkovskoye, mostly onshore in the Yamal Peninsula and partly offshore in the basin of the Kara Sea, and holds natural gas reserves of 2 trillion cubic meters.

Its Cenomanian-Aptian deposits will be a priority, with the start of gas production slated for 2023 at a design capacity of 32 billion cubic meters per year. It is planned to develop the deeper-lying Neocomian-Jurassic deposits later.

By now, Kharasaveyskoye has a utility system with a camp for shift workers and an auxiliary power station.

The pre-development project envisages the construction of a comprehensive gas treatment unit, a booster compressor station, clusters of producing gas wells, and transport and power infrastructure. Offshore wells will be drilled from onshore.

To transmit gas extracted from Kharasaveyskoye, a connecting gas pipeline stretching some 100 kilometers to Bovanenkovskoye will be built. The gas will then be fed into Russia’s Unified Gas Supply System. Gazprom is already conducting design works to expand the capacities of the northern gas transmission corridor.