Tankers of ice class Arc7 for transportation of oil from Novoportovskoye field

Six tankers of ice class Arc7 are now under construction for year-round oil carriage from Novoportovskoye field (belonged to “Gazprom Neft”) 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 “Gazprom Neft”, 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 company’s 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, “Gazprom Neft” 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.

Source: http://www.morvesti.ru/

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