JSC Gazprom Neft reported that six gas-turbine power units are in transit to Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye field in the Yamalo-Nenetsk Autonomous Region.
The 13-Mw units are expected to be in operation in 2016, and will provide power supply to the Messoyakhskoye group of fields, the northernmost onshore fields in Russia.
Operator Gazprom Neft said construction of systems for full development is expected to continue throughout 2015, including roads and an oil gathering system, along with installation of well pads and the beginning of full-scale production drilling.
Laying of a 100-km oil pipeline from the fields to the Zapolyarye Purpe trunk pipeline began last year, and facilities with 45,000 cu m capacity have been installed for treatment and storage of oil and water.
The Messoyakhskoye fields were discovered in the 1980s. They are in the Tazovsky district on the Gydan Peninsula, some 340 km north of Novy Urengoy. First oil from Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye was produced in 2012 (OGJ Online, Oct. 17, 2012).
Licenses for exploration and development of the fields are held by Messoyakhaneftegaz, jointly owned by Gazprom Neft and OAO Rosneft.