Russia’s Gazprom is in the final stages of starting up the TurkStream gas pipeline, while also preparing for the first pipeline supplies of Russian gas to China via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline.
Turkstream is going to be brought into operation before the end of 2019, Gazprom said in an project update.
Currently, both strings of TurkStream – from the onshore facilities near Anapa to the receiving terminal on the Turkish coast near the Kiyikoy settlement – are filled up with gas.
The Russkaya CS and the landfall section in Russia are ready for operation. Meanwhile, start-up and commissioning operations are coming to a close at the receiving terminal in Turkey.
Gazprom is also pushing ahead with the construction of the LNG production, storage and shipment complex near the Portovaya compressor station.
Meanwhile, the Power of Siberia gas pipeline has been filled up with gas from the Chayandinskoye field. Start-up and commissioning operations are nearly finished at the field's core facilities. Drilling of 190 gas production wells is completed, as the work is progressing ahead of schedule. Production drilling is in full swing at the Kovyktinskoye field, which will start feeding gas into Power of Siberia in early 2023.
An important link in Power of Siberia's gas supply chain will be the Amur Gas Processing Plant, one of the largest in the world. The core equipment of the GPP's first two production trains is nearly assembled, and gas separation equipment is fully installed on the third train.
An expansion project is being carried out at the Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline section between Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Khabarovsk. Large-diameter pipes are being transported to the welding stations along the pipeline's route for the purpose of welding double-jointed segments.
Gazprom is systematically developing the Yamal gas production centre, which is major and strategically important on a national scale. The sixth and final booster compressor station is being prepared to be brought onstream along with new production wells at the Bovanenkovskoye field. Pre-development of the Kharasaveyskoye field continues.
The operations in Yamal are synchronised with the ongoing expansion of the northern gas transmission corridor. Compressor capacities are being built within the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta 2 gas pipeline. A new compressor workshop is being prepared to come onstream at the Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipeline. The Bovanenkovo – Ukhta 3 and Ukhta – Torzhok 3 gas pipelines are at the design stage.