Pre-commissioning work entered its final stage at the first startup complex of the Bovanenkovo field. Gas produced from the field was conveyed to the comprehensive gas treatment unit (CGTU) module 1. This process step is required to complete hot testing of the CGTU as well as for comprehensive testing of equipment at the first startup complex within the Bovanenkovo field pre-development.
Simultaneously, construction of the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta gas trunkline system (GTS) string 1 aimed at accessing the Yamal gas nears its completion. The first string which is about 1,240 kilometers long has almost been welded up. Testing of the constructed sections is in progress. The Baidaratskaya main compressor station is currently being prepared to receive gas.
Construction of the GTS string 2 aimed to gradually become operational between 2013 and 2015 has been launched. To date, some 50 kilometers of the linepipe have been welded up, more than 300 kilometers of large-diameter pipes have been delivered.
“The startup complex of the Bovanenkovo filed has entered the home stretch. Adjustment of the gas production systems located in Yamal is to be done and the gas transmission facilities created for gas supply to the mainland are to be synchronized. In June the first gas produced from the Bovanenkovo field will be delivered to the customers ahead of schedule,” said Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee during the inspection of construction sites.