||Published: RIA Novosti
An official ceremony to announce commissioning of Beregovoye gas condensate field in Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district was held on April 19, says the report issued by the OAO “Sibirskaya Neftegazovaya Kompaniya” (Sibneftegaz), which is developing Beregovoye field.
The field’s natural gas reserves constitute 319.21 bcm. Beregovoye field is expected to annually contribute 12 billion cubic meters of gas to Russia’s gas balance. According to the report, Sibneftegaz can produce there around 5 bcm of gas before the end of this year.
"As of today, there are as many as 47 development wells drilled in the field, a 40 million cm/day gas processing unit complete with ancillary facilities has been installed, a 32.8-km tie-in line laid to connect the field to Zapolyarnoye-Urengoi gas pipeline system”, the report says. In addition, built from scratch were a 10-MW gas turbine power station, power grids, access motor road and in-field roads, water intake and water treatment facilities, industrial base components and a field shift camp.
"The field is provided with the most advanced equipment and uses state-of-the-art technologies. Field facilities have been constructed based on the best international standards applied in both industrial and environmental safety practices", - Sibneftegaz press service reports.
Test mode gas supply commenced April 3, 2007 from Beregovoye into Gasprom’s gas transport system demonstrated that all the field’s systems were functional and the field was ready for commercial operation.
According to earlier reports, Andrei Akimov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gazprombank, and Igor Makarov, Itera’s Board of Directors Chairman, have signed a co-operation agreement on development of Beregovoye gas condensate field in Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district. Under the agreement, Gazprombank was to purchase 51% of Itera’s shares in Subneftegaz, the holder of license authorizing production activities in the field. Gazprombank and Itera were jointly to elaborate and implement a program of further development and commercial production of Beregovoye gas condensate field and connect it to Gasprom’s Unified Gas Supply System bringing annual production to the target of 12 bcm.
Beregovoye gas condensate field is situated near the town of Purovsk, Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district. It was first put into operation back in May 2003, but no Gasprom’s permission was granted at the time to connect to the gas transport system. The field’s gas condensate reserves are known to be 4.94 mm t.