The largest oil company in Russia, Rosneft, has big plans to develop supplies from the Arctic zone as part of the Vostok Oil project.
By 2027, the Zvezda shipbuilding complex plans to build ten Arc-7 ice-class oil tankers. This is reported by the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic (PODA). The first ship should be built by 2024, two more by 2025, three by 2026 and four by 2027.
“In addition, Zvezda is already building gas tankers of a similar ice class for transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG). The contract for the construction of fifteen such vessels was concluded with the companies of the VEB.RF group. This project is focused on the supply of Arctic LNG produced as part of the NOVATEK project.
This winter, Rosneft for the Vostok Oil project is carrying out a large-scale delivery of equipment along the Northern Sea Route and winter roads. Deliveries are carried out through the Dudinsk seaport to the Tochino, Karaul and Tanalau production bases on the Yenisei River in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, where hundreds of thousands of tons of cargo and materials are planned to be delivered.
Delivery of goods on winter roads required the construction of about 1.5 thousand kilometers of winter roads and ice crossings.
Let us recall that the implementation of the Vostok Oil project, within the framework of which fields in Taimyr will be developed, was launched by Rosneft in 2020. These are 52 licensed areas in the north of the region, including Vankorskoye, Suzunskoye, Tagulskoye, Lodochnoye deposits, as well as new deposits - Payakhskoye and Zapadno-Irkinskoye.
Rosneft is building the Vostok Oil transportation system. The oil pipeline will connect the fields of the Vankor and Payakh clusters with the oil loading terminal under construction at the Bukhta Sever port.
The total length of the oil pipeline system is about 770 kilometers. Not so long ago, Goldman Sachs analysts called the Vostok Oil project an attractive long-term investment.
Let us recall that at Moscow State University, as part of the Vostok Oil project to train personnel for the Arctic, Taimyr students study online. TT also reported that the gas field in Taimyr was named after the deceased head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Yevgeny Zinichev, and Rosneft and a number of Chinese companies signed agreements on cooperation in researching the wind energy potential of the Vostok Oil project.
Source: Taimyr Telegraph