10-millionth barrel of oil produced at Prirazlomnoye field

21 March 2016

March 2016 saw the 10-millionth barrel of oil produced at the Prirazlomnoye oilfield — located on the Russian Arctic Shelf in the Pechora Sea and currently under development by Gazpromneft Shelf. Shipment of this landmark barrel was completed by the Mikhail Ulyanov tanker on 10 March, the 22nd consignment since commercial production started at the field.

The transportation of products from the Prirazlomnaya rig is effected by two double-hulled ice-class (Arc6) oil tankers, the Kirill Lavrov and the Mikhail Ulyanov, able to guarantee the safe delivery of crude produced. Both were built at the Admiralty Shipyards, St Petersburg, specifically to ensure the year-round transportation of oil produced at the platform under Arctic conditions and launched in 2009.

Gennady Lubin, Executive Director, Gazpromneft Shelf, commented: “The 10-millionth barrel of oil is a major landmark, proving that oil production on the Arctic Shelf can be both safe and viable. We are pushing ahead with opening up the Prirazlomnoye field, with the production and shipment of hydrocarbons running to schedule.”