LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft (a wholly-owned LUKOIL subsidiary) and Bumi Armada
Caspian (subdivision of Malaysia’s
Bumi Armada Berhard) signed a contract in Astrakhan today to construct subsea
pipelines at the Vladimir Filanovsky field located in the Northern Caspian
Specifically, the contract sets out the laying of oil and gas
pipelines on the sea floor to connect the V. Filanovsky and Yu. Korchagin
fields. Each pipeline will be about 40 kilometers long. The pipelines will be
equipped with band anodes, three-layer insulation based on extruded
polypropylene, and solid concrete ballasting
Armada will also lay 7 starting sections of the infield pipelines, one kilometer
each, at the riser block assembly point at the V. Filanovsky field. These
pipelines can be used for further infrastructure development of the
first pipeline construction stage is to be completed by the end of 2014 and the
second stage in the summer of 2015.
the infrastructure development project for the V. Filanovsky field includes more
than 330 kilometers of subsea and 350 kilometers of onshore pipelines.
Recoverable oil reserves of the Ñ1+Ñ2 categories at the V.
Filanovsky field come to 153.1 million tons, and category Ñ1+C2 gas reserves
total 32.2 billion cubic meters. The field commissioning is scheduled for the
end of 2015.