Russia: First String of Bovanenkovo-Ukhta Linepipe Welded Up
The Gazprom Management Committee took notice of the information about the status of the Bovanenkovo field pre-development on the Yamal Peninsula as well as the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta gas trunkline system (GTS) construction.
By now, 131 pre-development facilities have been put onstream at the Bovanenkovo field including the utility, power supply, transportation infrastructure and industrial bases. It is projected to commission another 83 pre-development facilities before the end of 2012. Drilling of production wells is underway – the total of 261 wells have been drilled, downhole equipment has been placed into 213 wells.
Welding and installation operations have been finished at the first string of the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta GTS linepipe stretching for some 1,240 kilometers. At the moment, pneumatic testing of the gas pipeline is in progress; the tested sections are being dehydrated and filled with nitrogen.
The Baidaratskaya main compressor station is being prepared for gas supplies.
Construction work goes on at eight compressor stations: Yarynskaya, Gagaratskaya, Vorkutinskaya, Usinskaya, Intinskaya, Syninskaya, Chikshinskaya and Maloperanskaya. It is projected to commission these compressor stations between 2012 and 2013.
It was highlighted that gas production from the Bovanenkovo field would start in June 2012.
LNG World News Staff, May 25, 2012