Rosneft plans new gas processing plant at Tagulskoye

CJSC Vankorneft, the OJSC Rosneft subsidiary that operates Vankor oil and gas-condensate field and the North Vankor license in the Turukhansky district of Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Territory, is planning to a new gas processing plant and pipeline at its Tagulskoye oil and gas field, part of the Vankor cluster of fields in eastern Siberia (OGJ Online, Mar. 18, 2016).

The company plans to build a 2 billion-cu m/year gas processing plant and gas-compressor station as well as a 65-km Tagul-Vankor gas pipeline at Tagulskoye field, at which operational drilling started in April, Rosneft said.

While Rosneft did not disclose a timeframe for either the processing plant or pipeline projects, the company said it expects to complete four production wells and one injection well by drilling at the well pad No. 5 by yearend 2016.

With a second drilling rig already under installation at Tagulskoye’s well pad No. 14, the company plans to complete another five wells at the field this year, according to Rosneft.

The overall operational drilling project at Tagulskoye field is to include construction of 39 well pads and 506 wells, of which 267 are production and 239 injection, the company said.

As of Jan. 1, 2016, Tagulskoye field’s total recoverable reserves in accordance with the Russian classification (ABC1+C2) are 286 million tons of oil and condensate and 228 billion cu m of gas, Rosneft said on Apr. 11.

As part of its associated petroleum gas (APG) utilization program, Rosneft plans to maximize use of APG in development of Tagulskoye.

In 2014, the company commissioned a gas-treating unit, compressor station, and the 108 km-long Vankor-Khalmerpayutinskoye gas transmission pipeline at nearby Vankor field to enable delivery of up to 5.6 billion cu m/year of gas to the Gazprom Unified Gas Supply System (UGSS) for distribution to end users at an APG efficiency utilization rate of 95%, Rosneft said in a May 6, 2014, release.

As of Apr. 8, Vankorneft has delivered 10 billion cu m of gas from Vankor field to Russia’s UGSS, according to Rosneft.

The company said active infrastructure development also currently is under way at Suzunskoye field, another member of the Vankor cluster.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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