BOVANENKOVSKOYE FIELD: GAZPROM ACHIEVES TWO KEY MILESTONES
An official ceremony was held at the Bovanenkovskoye field to celebrate the commissioning of the field’s third and final gas production facility and the Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas trunkline.
Bovanenkovskoye third gas production facility:
The Yamal gas production center has strategic importance, as it will assume the primary role in the national gas industry throughout the 21st century. In a mere ten years, Gazprom created a powerful industrial complex at the Bovanenkovskoye field, building transport (including a railroad and an airport) and utility infrastructure in the severe Arctic conditions of the Yamal Peninsula from the ground up.
In 2012, Bovanenkovskoye’s gas production facility No. 2 came onstream, followed by gas production facility No. 1 in 2014. Gas production facility No. 3 was just brought into operation. The facility includes, inter alia, a gas treatment unit with the annual capacity of 30 billion cubic meters of gas. As a result, the field has reached its design production capacity of 115 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas trunkline:
Gas from Yamal is delivered to consumers via the gas pipelines of the northern gas transmission corridor, which is becoming the key route of Russia’s Unified Gas Supply System (UGSS). Since 2012, the Company has brought onstream the state-of-the-art and highly efficient Bovanenkovo – Ukhta, Ukhta – Torzhok and Bovanenkovo – Ukhta 2 gas pipelines within this corridor. Today, the Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipeline was connected to the UGSS. The new gas pipeline is 970 kilometers long and has a design throughput of 45 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
Bovanenkovskoye – the backbone of the Yamal gas production center – is the largest field in the Yamal Peninsula in terms of explored gas reserves. At the start of development in 2012, its initial gas reserves were estimated at 4.9 trillion cubic meters.
The field’s actual gas production rates are gradually increasing, thus reflecting the market demand. In 2017, gas production from Bovanenkovskoye amounted to 82.8 billion cubic meters. Construction of the Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipeline started in 2015.
(Source and image: Gazprom/Bovanenkovskoye field)