OOO LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft (a wholly-owned LUKOIL subsidiary) and
Saipem SPA (Italy) signed a contract today to construct
subsea pipelines to transport oil and gas from the Northern
The contract calls for the laying of two pipelines on the seabed to
connect the riser block located at the Vladimir Filanovsky field with the
landfall and the onshore site to the hub of plugging
The oil pipeline diameter will be 559 mm, its length to the coast will be
and the length to the hub of plugging devices will be 10 km. The gas pipeline
diameter will be 711
mm, its total length will be 114 km and the length to the
hub of plugging devices will be 20 km.
The work under the contract is scheduled to be completed in the
second half of 2015.
As previously reported, LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft and the Malaysian
company Bumi Armada Caspian signed a contract at the beginning of April to
construct subsea pipelines to connect the V. Filanovsky field with the Y.
Overall, the infrastructure development project for the V. Filanovsky
field includes more than 330 kilometers of subsea
pipelines and 350
kilometers of onshore pipelines.
Category Ñ1+Ñ2 recoverable oil reserves at the V. Filanovsky
field are estimated at 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