|Project Details||Prirazlomnoye field has reserves of 610 million barrels (97 million cubic metres); projected oil production comes up to some 6 million tons a year (to be reached after 2020). |
The first accident happened in the middle of October 2011: during a storm blew off the evacuation ladder. Information about the incident appeared in the media only in November.
Resource platform "Prirazlomnaja" is designed for 25 years.
UPDATE.Five years after the Greenpeace incident, it was reported in the Barents Observer, 19 March 2018 (1) that this platform which is Russia’s only offshore Arctic oil platform, in 2017 had extracted a total of 2,6 million tons, operator company Gazprom Neft Shelf informs. In 2018, production wouldl increase to 3,6 million tons and in 2020, the Prirazlomnaya will reach its target production of about five million tons.(1). Operator Gazprom Neft Shelf, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, in the course of 2017 drilled another four production wells, as well as one so-called discharge well.
The Prirazlomnoye field holds a total of 70 million tons of oil. Extracted oil is shipped by ice-class tankers to the «Umba», a 300,000 ton tanker located in the Kola Bay, near the city center of Murmansk.
Since the Prirazlomnoye came into production in late 2013, a total of 5,9 million tons of oil has been shipped from the production site in the Pechora Sea to Murmansk. It is part of a quickly growing Russian Arctic oil shipping scheme. In addition to the Prirazlomnaya oil, there are increasing volumes of liquid hydrocarbons shipped from Gazprom Neft’s Novy Port field in Yamal and Lukoil’s Varandey terminal on the Nenets coast.(1)