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Messoyakhaneftegaz Implements Associated Petroleum Gas Utilisation Project

Gasoil News - Published on Wed, 05 Aug 2020

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Gazprom Neft & Rosneft joint venture Messoyakhaneftegaz has commissioned an underground gas storage facility at its Messoyakhsky license block. This is the first time in Russia’s domestic oil industry that associated petroleum gas at one field has been utilised at undeveloped gas-bearing strata at another. Implementing this unique project will allow Messoyakhaneftegaz to address its target of taking APG utilisation levels to 95%. All necessary infrastructure facilities have been built at two license blocks at the Messoyakha group of fields. Gas produced during oil production at Vostochno-Messoyakha will be processed and compressed at a 1.5 bcm annual-capacity compressor station, subsequently feeding into an approximately 50 km pipeline and transported to Zapadno-Messoyakha, where it will be pumped into a 70,000 square-metre underground storage facility.

Construction of gas facilities has been underway since 2018, with approximately 30,000 tonnes of materials and technological resources, including domestically produced equipment, having been delivered to the standalone field. Digital solutions facilitating oversight of safety and process parameters, including online oversight from control centres in Tyumen and St Petersburg, have been deployed at these new facilities.

Geotechnical monitoring has been undertaken throughout to protect the sensitive ecosystem of the polar region, with the compressor station and gas storage infrastructure having been built on thermal-stabilising supports, and the section of the gas pipeline running under the Messoyakha river bed being constructed using directional drilling, as well as benefiting from further protection. The use of block-modular construction techniques, at optimum operational readiness, in the construction of infrastructure facilities helped ensure rapid construction.

The Messoyakha group of fields includes the Vostochno (Eastern) and Zapadno (Western) Messoyakhskoye blocks located in the Gydan Peninsula, in the Tazovsky district of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The field is considered unique in terms of its proved reserves. The project is being implemented with very limited access to industrial and transportation infrastructure. Licenses to both blocks are owned by Messoyakhaneftegaz, jointly controlled by Rosneft and Gazprom Neft — the operator on the project.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 05 Aug 2020
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