Gazprom takes step into Kara Sea

Gazprom stretching from tundra into Arctic waters. Photo:

Next in line for the Russian gas giant is the Kharasaveyskoye, a field which stretches from the Yamal Peninsula into the Kara Sea.


According to General Director of subsidiary company Gazprom Dobycha Nadym, the field will be in operation from the fourth quarter of 2018. In an interview with Gazprom’s corporate newspaper, Sergei Menshikov confirms that his company is in full swing to prepare for project development.

When in operation, the Kharaseveyskoye field will produce an annual 32 bilion cubic meters of gas, reports.

Another Gazprom subsidiary, VNIPIGAZ, in September this year signed a 3.1 billion RUB contract on project exploratory works.

The Kharasaveyskoye field is located on the northwestern side of the Yamal Peninsula, near the Bovanenkovo field. Gazprom will link up the new field with both gas pipeline and a railway connection. About one third of the field stretches into the Kara Sea.

Gazprom in 2010 secured the license also to the offshore part of the field, RIA Novosti informs.

As previously reported, Gazprom also has plans to develop the nearby Kruzenshternskoye field. While the Kharasaveyskoye field contains an estimated 1,9 trillion cubic meter of gas and 127,6 million tons of condensate, the Kruzenshternskoye holds about 965 million cubic meters. Also the Kruzenshternskoye partly stretches into the Kara Sea