Gates of the Arctic

The world’s only Arctic oil loading terminal

Establishing technological leadership

The Novoportovskoye field is the northernmost and one of the largest oil and gas condensate fields on the Yamal Peninsula. Novy Port light crude oil is produced at the field with a low sulphur content (about 0.1%). This field is not easy to develop due to low-permeability reservoirs, the high partitioning of deposits, and a powerful gas cap, which requires special technologies.

The operator of the project is Gazpromneft-Yamal LLC. Crude oil is shipped year-round through the remote Gates of the Arctic terminal, which is 3.5 km from the shores of the Gulf of Ob.

Multi-lateral wells
Technologies В.2

A multi-lateral well is a well that has several trunks extending from the main one. This technology is an alternative to hydraulic fracturing for deposits below the gas cap with a low-quality reservoir. Russian-made equipment was successfully used to build the first multi-lateral well in Russia with four horizontal cased trunks at the Novoportovskoye field. The total penetration level was 6,756 m of which 4,411 m were drilled in the target formation. The well was built in 39 days at a pace of 5.78 days per 1,000 m.

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5.95 mn t of oil produced in 2017
1.26 bn m3 of gas produced in 2017
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