Bovanenkovskoe on Yamal ‘on track’

March 11, 2008 • Philip BurgessReindeer

(Pic: BarentsObserver) On a recent trip to Yamal, the deputy CEO of Gazprom said that Bovanenkovskoe  is on track to start production in 2011. (Об итогах совещания ОАО «Газпром» и Администрации ЯНАО по вопросам взаимодействия при обустройстве Бованенковского месторождения и строительстве системы магистральных газопроводов «Бованенково – Ухта»)

Bovanenkovskoe will be connected by pipeline and more than 2400 km of new gas pipelines need to be built, including about 1000 km from the field to Ukhta in the Komi Republic. The Yamal field will also be connected by railway line. The construction of the line “Obskaya- Bovanenkovo” was started last early last year. A total of 197 km of the line and 40 bridges have already been built. The pipeline and railway pass through the world’s largest area of reindeer husbandry.

(From Gazprom) In January 2002, the Gazprom Management Committee identified the Yamal Peninsula as a region of the Company’s strategic interest. The commercial development of Yamal fields will increase local gas production to 250 bcmpa. Accessing the Yamal is of utter importance for the purpose of ensuring gas production growth. 11 gas fields and 15 oil and gas condensate fields have been discovered in the Yamal. The total recoverable gas, condensate, and oil reserves amount to 10.4 tcm, 228.3 mln t, and 291.8 mln t, respectively. The aggregate reserves of the largest Yamal fields, namely the Bovanenkovskoye, Kharasaveyskoye and Novoportovskoye operated by Gazprom dobycha Nadym (a wholly owned subsidiary of Gazprom) under the respective licenses, account for 5.9 tcm of gas, 100.2 mln t of condensate, and 227 mln t of oil.