Start of oil shipping operations at Vorota Arktiki (Arctic Gate) terminal

Vladimir Putin launched, via videoconference, the loading of the first tanker with oil from the Novoportovskoye field at the new Vorota Arktiki (Arctic Gate) terminal on the Yamal Peninsula, TASS reported.
Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and Gazprom Neft General Director Alexander Dyukov were at the terminal and took part in the teleconference.
“Vorota Arktiki” is the first year-round Arctic terminal, constructed in the Ob Bay waters in the Mys-Kamennyy region of the Yamal Peninsula. The terminal aimed at year-round transportation of oil by sea which includes severe climatic and environmental conditions.
The total height of Arctic terminal is over 80 m and maximum power of handling is over 8,5 million tons per year. Related infrastructure was built on the shore of the Ob Bay: an underwater and an onshore oil pipes with the length of over 10,5 km, a tank farm and so on. The terminal can work safely in the High North conditions and provide zero waste effluent in the waters.
Oil will be transported to consumers via the Ob Bay and further on the Northern Sea Route with tankers assisted with icebreakers. With the express purpose on Gazprom Neft request two service ships with ice class will be constructed in 2017.
Novoportovskoe field is one of the biggest developed oil, gas and condensate fields of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. Its recoverable resources are over 250 million tons of oil and condensate and over 320 billion cub. m of gas.  The field is located beyond the Arctic Circle far from pipeline transportation infrastructure – 250 km to the north from Nadym city and 30 km from the shore of the Ob Bay. The new oil grade, named Novy Port, is qualified as medium gravity crude.

Source: http://morvesti.ru/

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