Prirazlomnaya platform to be registered in Nenets

Prirazlomnaya platform is now in Murmansk for completion

The ice-protected oil platform will be registered in Nenets Autonomous Okrug, license holder Gazprom Neft Shelf says. This will give the region large incomes from property taxes.


General Director of Gazprom’s subsidiary Gazprom Neft Shelf said in a meeting with Governor of Nenets Igor Fyodorov that the platform will be towed to its designated place at the Prirazlomnoye oil field this summer, most probably in the end of June or beginning of July, Nenets Regional Administration’s web site reads.

Prirazlomnoye oil field is located in the eastern part of the Pechora Sea about 60 km north of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug.

Gazprom Neft Shelf (former Sevmorneftegaz) is Gazprom’s 100 per cent subsidiary set up in 2002 to develop offshore oil and gas fields. Since 2008 the company has been performing geological exploration in Gazprom’s license areas on the Yamal Peninsula (Severo-Tambeyskoye, Zapadno-Tambeyskoye, Malyginskoye and Tasiyskoye fields, as well as in the Nilivoysky and Seyakhinsky areas) and in Yakutia (Chayanda field), the company’s web site reads.

The Prirazlomnaya platform will be operated by a crew of about 200 men working on two-week shifts. The field holds resources of up to 41 million tons and annual peak production is believed to amount to about six million tons. A total of 36 wells will be drilled on site by year 2019.

The platform has a length and width of 126 meters, oil storage capacity of 136,000 cubic meters and a daily production capacity of 19,000 cubic meters. The topside of the platform is based on the “Hutton” platform, an installation previously operating in the North Sea and acquired by former license holder Sevmorneftegaz in 2002.