Second tanker of oil from the Novoportovskoye field delivered to Europe

22 September 2014

The second tanker of oil produced at the Novoportovskoye field at the Yamal peninsula (in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District), was shipped to consumers in September. The batch of 27.2 thousand tonnes was shipped to north west Europe in the last delivery on the 17th September. The new type of oil, “Novy Port” is superior to Brent oil in quality as it has a lower sulphur content (roughly 0.1%). A third tanker is currently being prepared for shipment.

The oil from Novoportovskoye field was first exported by sea in August 2014. A 103km long oil pipeline connects the field to Cape Kamenny, where a large terminal for year-round oil deliveries will be built. The Novoportovskoye field currently has production capacity of 600ktpa, which will increase further.

The production facilities have been constructed to the highest international standards and are designed to have minimal impact on the environment and to ensure reliable performance in extreme weather conditions. In particular, the technology used for the construction of the pipeline was applied under similar temperatures. The pipeline is held above the ground by pillars, which keeps the layers of permafrost untouched. Special crossings and passages have also been built in deer migration areas. The pipeline is equipped with heating, continuous integrity and condition monitoring systems.