The launch of this facility plans to see production increase more than double over 2014 production levels at Prirazlomnoye, which stood at 300,000 metric tons (330,693 tons). The depth of the new well extends to more than 4,500 m (14,763 ft), with drilling undertaken by Russia’s Gazprom Burenie LLC.
Altogether, the project envisages 36 wells being brought into production, including 19 production wells, 16 re-injection wells, and one absorption well. The first production well at the field was launched in December 2013.
Gazprom says the Prirazlomnaya platform is equipped with a system to prevent the discharge of any production or drilling waste into the sea. All wells to be drilled at Prirazlomnaya will be located within the platform, the base of which then acts as a buffer between the well and the open sea. In addition, the company explained that all of the wells are specially equipped to prevent the possibility of any uncontrolled emission of oil or gas and can, if necessary, be hermetically sealed within 10 seconds.