Gazprom completes construction of Prirazlomnaya platform

On August 9th in Murmansk a group of specialists of Gazprom OAO headed by the deputy chairman A. Ananenkov visited a branch of ship building plant Zvezdochka OAO to check the offshore ice-resistant fixed platform Prirazlomnaya. The President of “United Shipbuilding Corporation” OAO R. Trotsenko, CEO of Sevmash OAO N. Kalistratov, representatives of project and contract organizations also took part. The information agency of Gazprom OAO reported.
At the meeting headed by A. Ananenkov it was said that the construction of the platform is almost over. The installation of the main and secondary generators responsible for energy supply at the offshore ice-resistant fixed platform are over, the start-up and commissioning works are being carried out. The electric installation works at the drilling equipment have come to the end. The system of emergency oil spill elimination is checked and equipped. 
The start-up and commissioning works of the personnel life support system are being held. The chain of evacuation and fire safety systems are ready for operation. 
Particular attention at the meeting was paid to the issues of the towing the platform to the Prirazlomnoe deposit. 
As a result of the meeting the structure subdivisions of Gazprom OAO and contractor organizations were ordered to complete the construction of the platform and prepare it for towing in the near future.
The offshore ice-resistant fixed platform Prirazlomnaya is the first platform projected and constructed in Russia. The length and width of the platform are 126 meters, weight (without ballast) – 117 thousand tons. 200 people (crew) can work at the platform all year round. 
The project of development of the Prirazlomnoe oil deposit at the shelf of the Pechora Sea is a pilot project for the Arctic shelf of Russia. The offshore ice-resistant fixed platform will provide all the technological operations at the deposit: drilling, production, oil storage, preparation and dispatch of finished products. 
The Prirazlomnoe oil deposit is located at the shelf of the Pechora Sea, 60 km off the coast. Oil reserves are 72 mln tons, the maximum production level – more than 6 mln tons of oil a year. The development of the deposit is an important part of the strategy of developing the oil business of Gazprom Group. 

http://www.oilcapital.ru/news/2011/08/100944_170609.shtml
Translated by Galiya Musabekova 

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