Rosneft starts building new oil terminal in Taimyr

In the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Rosneft has launched a project to build an oil terminal the port “Sever Bay”. The work is being carried out within the framework of the “Vostok Oil” project. The project of the port “Sever Bay”, developed by the country’s leading design institute LENMORNIIPROEKT, has passed all the necessary examinations.

The first team of specialists of “United Energy Construction Corporation” has come to the Taimyr Peninsula for the arranging of the construction works. The vessels of high ice class, including “Mikhail Somov”, delivered about 20 thousand tons of cargo to the Taimyr peninsula, including heavy construction equipment, shift housing complexes, communication equipment, as well as materials for the arrangement of shift camps. The next step will be the construction of hydraulic structures, storage facilities for material and technical resources and berthing facilities on the Yenisey Bay.

The first stage of the port construction provides for the possibility of shipping oil up to 30 million tons per year. By 2030, after the implementation of the second and third stages of the construction, the volume of oil transshipment will increase to 100 million tons. Now there are only two ports with such a volume of work – Novorossiysk and Ust-Luga in Russia.

The new terminal will be located in 40 km from Dikson. The oil produced at the Payakhskoye field will be shipped here. An oil pipeline with a length of 413 km will be built to deliver oil from the Payakhskoye field to Dikson. This is reported by with reference to “Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation”.

The port will provide jobs for up to 400 000 people. Several towns to house oilfield workers will be built. The oil will be transported by tankers of high ice class. 10 tankers have already been ordered.

Oil “Vostok Oil” is of high quality: low density (825 kg / m³) and low sulfur content (0.01-0.05%).

The resource base of the project is oil fields in the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and the Taimyr Peninsula. The project is based on the following fields:

  • Vankorskaya group of Rosneft fields: Vankorskoye, Suzunskoye, Tagulskoye and Lodochnoe fields (as well as adjacent new fields) in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, which together now produce about 16 million tons of oil per year;
  • Payakhskaya group of fields purchased from Eduard Khudainatov’s Oil and Gas Holding in the Taimyr Peninsula. The fields are under development, their commercial oil reserves according to the PRMS classification are currently estimated at 1.65 billion tons;
  • Rosneft’s Zapadno-Irkinskiy license area (located near the Payakhskaya group of fields, 400 km north of the Arctic Circle) is also under development. The oil reserves of the site are estimated at 0.55 billion tons. The total resources of the Zapadno-Irkinskiy area are more than 1 billion tons of hydrocarbons. At the first stage, this asset will be the flagship one for “Vostok Oil”;
  • Vostochno-Taimyrskiy cluster, a large amount of exploration drilling is to be carried out there.

The resource base of the fields, according to the results of exploration drilling, is characterized by high pore pressure, which reduces the cost of lifting oil (4-5 USD / bbl) from the deposit.

“Vostok Oil” is the largest project not only for the Russian, but also for the world economy. The resource base is over 6 billion tons of premium low-sulfur oil. At the same time, “Vostok Oil” is a project with a minimum carbon footprint, accounting for only a quarter of the global average for new large projects. Wind power and oil-associated gas will be used to supply power to the “Vostok Oil” facilities.

The implementation of the “Vostok Oil” project will help to develop the unique resource potential of the region. The project’s competitive advantage is its proximity to the Northern Sea Route. Its use opens up the possibility of supplying raw materials from the “Vostok Oil” fields in two directions at once: to the European and Asian markets. The implementation of the project will ensure the fulfillment of the tasks set by the President of Russia to increase the cargo traffic along the Northern Sea Route to 80 million tons by 2024.


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