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Second tanker of Gazprom Neft’s Yamal arctic oil delivered to Europe

22nd September 2014

The second tanker of oil produced at the Novoportovskoye field at the Yamal peninsula (in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District), was shipped to consumers in September according to field operator Gazprom Neft

Second tanker of Gazprom Neft’s Yamal oil delivered to Europe
The oil from Novoportovskoye field was first exported by sea in August 2014

The batch of 27.2 thousand tonnes was shipped to northwest Europe in the last delivery on the 17th September. Gaprom Neft claims that the new type of oil, Novy Port, is superior to Brent oil in quality as it has lower sulphur content (roughly 0.1 per cent).

A third tanker is currently being prepared for shipment.

The oil from Novoportovskoye field was first exported by sea in August 2014.

A 103 kilometre long oil pipeline connects the field to Cape Kamenny, where a large terminal for year-round oil deliveries will be built.

The Novoportovskoye field currently has production capacity of 600,000 tonnes per annum, which will increase further.

The recoverable reserves of C1 and C2 of the Novoportovskoye field hold over 250 million tonnes of oil and condensate, as well as more than 320 billion cubic metres of gas (including Paleozoic deposits).

The field is located on the Yamal peninsula, distant from transport pipeline infrastructure. Gazprom Neft confirmed the possibility of transportation by sea in 2011 after the test voyage of a nuclear-powered icebreaker from the port of Sabetta (in the northeast of the Yamal peninsula) to Cape Kammeny – 400 kilometres further south.

The pilot oil production at Novoportovskoye field started at the end of 2012, and in the summer 2014 the oilfield production drilling began.

Nine wells are to be drilled by the end of the year. In 2014 the cumulative production of oil since the start of the year exceeded 100 million tonnes.

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