Gas Production In the North

Gas Production In the North

High North again. The place which is too cold for living but so nice to be visited again for a short time. Today we are here to visit the Bovanenkovskoye field.

Gas Production In the North

Emergency control panel.

Gas Production In the North

Duty operators control gas extraction and its supply to the big land.

Gas Production In the North

Here the gas undergoes purification.

Gas Production In the North

There is much snow here.

Gas Production In the North

All vehicles are equipped with spark-arrestors on exhaust pipes.

Gas Production In the North

Gas Production In the North

On Yamal peninsula winter lasts 8-9 months. And it’s very cold. But the field has to work in any weather.

Gas Production In the North

Gas booster station. The pressure of the gas is increased before sending it to a customer.

Gas Production In the North

Then it starts heating and needs to be cooled down. Special cooling equipment is used for that. Even in such cold zone they have to struggle with the heat!

Gas Production In the North

Freon tubes and other equipment.

Gas Production In the North

Thermal stabilization device that cools the wellhead because the temperature of the gas is higher that the surrounding ice.

Gas Production In the North

They daily check the equipment and control the level of the snow.

Gas Production In the North

Gas Production In the North

Gas Production In the North

Gas Production In the North

Helicopter transportation.

Gas Production In the North

This airport is one of the few put into operation in modern Russia.

Gas Production In the North

The flight to the big land takes four hours.

Gas Production In the North

When the weather is good the airport may accept and send up to twenty two helicopters daily. But the wor is complicated by the short light days and long nights.

Gas Production In the North

Mi-8 is going to perform a control flight over the field.

Gas Production In the North

The length of the air strip is 2625 meters. Despite the fact planes do not fly here now, it is in an ideal condition. Amazing order and discipline. The north never forgives slovenliness.

Gas Production In the North

The airport and the air strip were built in the permafrost zone. The applied the newest materials for thermal stabilization of the soil under the strip.

Gas Production In the North

Karskaya station of the northernmost railway.

Gas Production In the North

Bovanenkovo is the largest gas and condensate field of Yamal peninsula. It is situated in the east of the peninsular, 40 km away from the Kara Sea. The reserves of the field amount to almost five trillions cubic metres.

Gas Production In the North

The field was opened in 1971 and only in October 2012 they started the gas production.

Gas Production In the North

Do you see the line of containers on the left? They form a protective wall against snow. Behind them is the frozen river.

Gas Production In the North

There are about 600 people working in the rotational camp, their number will grow to 1800 and more.

Gas Production In the North

The field is fully independant. It has a power station, water intake and purification facilities. Gas is the main fuel.

Gas Production In the North

The industrial development of Bovanenkovo will let to reach the volume of the produced gas to 115 billion m3 annually. It’s approximately 1/6 of all gas production in all Russia.

Gas Production In the North

Gas Production In the North

The wells observed from the air.

Gas Production In the North

People work here on a rotating scheme.

Gas Production In the North

Today they have 150 functional wells, this number is going to grow to 775!

Gas Production In the North

Bovanenkovo is a big autonomous city which is still being built. And it’s only one of the fields found on Yamal.

Gas Production In the North

Gas Production In the North

Gas Production In the North

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4 thoughts on “Gas Production In the North”

  1. Modern and efficient plant.
    but when the gas will end ???…..armies and energy industry always leave wreckage but no money.
    Another place of the earth will become open sewer…:-((

    Reply
  2. Modern and efficient plant. but when the gas will end ???…..armies and energy industry always leave wreckage but no money. Another place of the earth will become open sewer…:-((

    Reply

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