Six tankers of ice class Arc7 are now under construction for year-round oil carriage from Novoportovskoye field (belonged to āGazprom Neftā) on the Yamal Peninsula. The tankers will provide transportation of about 5,5 million tons per year, TASS reported with reference to press service of the oil company.
As stated, the first of six tankers was launched last Friday. Cargo capacity of the vessel is about 38 000 tons of oil, that twice capacity of currently operated ships.
Deputy CEO for Logistics, Processing and Sales in āGazprom Neftā, Anatoliy Cherner mentioned that the abuilding tankers has no equals in Russia. They are designed taking into account specific traits of navigation in Ob Bay, so the tankers can navigate on their own in the channel made by an icebreaker. Such ability reduces time of two-way voyage and increases efficiency of the Arctic logistic scheme.
According to the companyās projections, six tankers can ship about 450 000 tons of oil monthly, that is up to 5,5 million tons per year.
At the end of September, āGazprom Neftā finished the construction of Arctic terminal in Ob Bay waters, in the region of Mys-Kamenny. The terminal is intended for loading of oil from Novoportovskoye field into tankers.
Novoportovskoye is one of the largest producing oil and gas condensate fields on the Yamal Peninsula. The recoverable reserves from the field with categories C1 and C2 (Russian classification) account for over 250 million tons of oil and condensate, and over 320 billion cub. m of gas.
NSR IO: Northern Sea Route Information Office / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone: Murmansk, Russia +7-911-310-90-69 / Kirkenes, Norway: +47-954-67-093
Information quoted in this webpage has been obtained from a variety of sources. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that details are correct, Center for High North Logistics cannot provide any guarantees thereof. Moreover, neither CHNL nor any of its offices and employees accept any responsibility or liability in negligence or otherwise, howsoever caused, as a result of a visitor to our web site’s relying on the information contained herein.