Gazprom planning second subsea project offshore Sakhalin

Gazprom expects to finish development drilling this year at the Kirinskoye field offshore Sakhalin Island.

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MOSCOWGazprom expects to finish development drilling this year at the Kirinskoye field offshore Sakhalin Island.

Head of Department Vsevolod Cherepanov, speaking at the Sakhalin Oil & Gas 2017 conference, said production at the field, part of the Sakhalin III project, is dedicated to consumers in Russia’s Primorye Territory and the north of the Sakhalin region.

It was the first Russian field to be developed using subsea production technologies. With new producing wells in operation, the field should gradually reach the planned plateau of 5.5 bcm/yr.

Gazprom continues to conduct geological exploration in the Kirinsky, Vostochno-Odoptinsky and Ayashsky blocks in the same Sakhalin III project.

TheYuzhno-Kirinskoye gas field remains at the pre-development stage, with design studies under way for a wholly subsea project.

Gazprom is also continuing its LNG projects in Sakhalin, said Alexander Medvedev, deputy chairman of the company’s Management Committee, with design documentation nearly completed for the island’s LNG plant’s third train.

This will have an annual capacity of up to 5.4 MM tons.

10/02/2017

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