Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazpromneft Shelf has commissioned its four production wells at the Prirazlomnoye field in the Pechora Sea.

Daily production on the Prirazlomnaya ice-resistant offshore rig has breached 6,000t.

Russia’s Gazprom Bureniye carried out drilling for the four new wells, which ran to over 19,000m.

"The commissioning of these new wells is fully in line with planned field development."

As part of the field development, the company plans to commission a total of 32 wells, the first of which was commissioned in December 2013.

All wellheads are located within the platform and are specially equipped to prevent the possibility of any uncontrolled emission of oil or gas.

Gazpromneft Shelf executive director Gennady Lubin said: “The commissioning of these new wells is fully in line with planned field development.

“Each new well signifies an expansion in capacity and an increase in production volumes, something that is only possible under stringent and consistent compliance with industrial and ecological safety standards.”

Commercial development of the Prirazlomnoye project commenced in December 2013 and the new ARCO oil produced at the field was initially launched in April 2014.

Recoverable reserves of the Prirazlomnoye oilfield are in the order of 70 million tonnes.

Prirazlomnaya rig is capable of handling all technological operations including drilling, production, storage, and the preparation and offloading of the finished product.


Image: Russia’s Gazprom Bureniye carried out drilling for the four new wells. Photo: courtesy of Gazprom Neft.