The Prirazlomnoye field was discovered in 1989. It is located on the Pechora Sea shelf 60 kilometers off the shore (Varandey settlement) at the water depth of 19 to 20 meters.
The Prirazlomnaya offshore ice-resistant oil-producing platform is a key pre-development facility. 40 slanted wells will be drilled from it.
The Prirazlomnoye field is an essential element of Gazprom Group's oil business development strategy.
Offshore operations concept
The Gazprom Operating Concept for Russian Shelf stipulates a comprehensive approach to pre-development of fields in the Barents, Kara and Pechora Seas and the Sea of Okhotsk. The comprehensive approach hinges on the development of closely located groups of fields enabling to optimize costs and creating conditions for simultaneous development of large and relatively small offshore fields. For instance, the Prirazlomnoye and Dolginskoye oil fields in the Pechora Sea are scheduled for in-sync development.
Reserves and production
The Prirazlomnoye field contains 72 million tons of oil reserves enabling to achieve the annual production level of 6.6 million tons.
Production operations in the Prirazlomnoye field are scheduled to start in 2013.
The license to explore and produce hydrocarbons in the Prirazlomnoye field is owned by Gazprom neft shelf (former Sevmorneftegaz), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom.
Built by Sevmash Production Association, the Prirazlomnaya offshore ice-resistant oil-producing platform is a key pre-development facility. The platform will ensure well drilling, oil production, storage and offloading. The main features are its resistance to strong ice loads, long self-sustainability and year-round operability. 40 slanted wells will be drilled from it.
The Prirazlomnaya platform is designed to receive oil from other fields as well. A single platform will enable to involve adjacent fields into efficient development and to reduce infrastructure-associated costs.