NSR Shipping Traffic – Kharasavey gas field in 2021

In 2021, shipping activity as a part of the Kharasavey gas field project increased significantly (see chart on the map). The first ships with cargo for Kharasavey departed from Arkhangelsk in July, navigation to this point ended in November. Ships of the general cargo type carried out the bulk of the cargo. The total DWT of cargo ships that arrived to Kharasavey in 2021 (53 ships) amounted to 287,755 tons.

The development of the Kharasavey gas field is in progress now. The first producing well was completed in summer 2021. So far, 7 producing wells have been tested after their completion. The drilling of 39 producing wells has finished and the drilling of 7 wells is in progress. Besides the drilling, the construction work continues at the Kharasavey field:

  • setting of Gas Treatment facility,
  • connecting pipelines,
  • production and auxiliary facilities.

There is a power center to supply facilities with electricity at the Kharasavey field. As for the design objectives of oil gas as purity, temperature, pressure and flow rate, they are provided by the fuel gas system «Energas». This fuel gas system consists of two production modules and provides separation, filtering, reduction, heating and measuring of fuel gas consumption for generation equipment in the power center. The main gas consumer is a rotation town of 5000 people. The oil gas recovered at the field is a fuel for a power center.  neftegaz.ru

Under the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June 2021 Russian Railways, Gazprom Neft, Gazprom Trans and Gazprom Invest have agreed about massive deliveries of liquefied hydrocarbons from the Kharasavey and Bovanenkovo fields by rail.

According to the document Gazprom Neft will dispatch approved capacity of stable gas condensate and liquefied hydrocarbon gases for the delivery by the railway Karskaya-Obskaya and then to Ust-Luga.

Russian Railways will take lead on the transportation of cargo from Obskaya to Lugskaya railway station, and transportation of empty tank-wagons in opposite direction. Russian Railways will supply necessary development of railway infrastructure and transport techniques.

As for Gazprom Invest, they will provide relevant development of Karskaya-Obskaya railway line. It is noted, that the transportations are planned to start in 2025. Planned cargo volume from 2025 to 2040 will amount about 52 million tons of oil products.

The Kharasavey gas field is located in the Yamal Peninsula to the north of the Bovanenkovo field, lies onshore in the Peninsula and partly offshore in the Kara Sea. By the amount of gas resources, it is qualified as unique – 2 trillion of cubic meters. seanews.ru

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