3 Dec 2019 12:51

Belorusneft to continue servicing Yamal LNG's gas wells in Arctic

MINSK. Dec 3 (Interfax) - Belorusneft-Siberia, a Belorusneft subsidiary, has won another contract for repair work at the Yuzhno-Tambeiskoye gas and condensate field operated by Yamal LNG, Belorusneft said in a statement.

"Services for Yamal LNG include ongoing and capital repairs and well completion, mothballing, demothballing, and liquidation. Belarus has 'dug in' in the Arctic for the next three years," the statement reads.

Belorusneft-Siberia provided such services for Yamal LNG from 2015 until September 2019.

"Gomel's Seismotekhnika manufactured an AP80 hoisting unit especially for this project in 2019. It was delivered by sea to the Port of Sabetta and sent on from there to the Yuzhno-Tambeiskoye field," Belorusneft said.

Yamal LNG operates three LNG trains with capacities of 5.5 million tonnes and one with a capacity of 900,000 tonnes for the Yuzhno-Tambeiskoye project, for a total of 17.4 million tonnes per year. The first train was launched in Q4 2017, the first tanker consignment was shipped on December 8 of that year, and the first shipment of LNG from the second train took place on August 8, 2018. Yamal LNG's shareholders are Novatek (50.1%), Total (20%), CNPC (20%), and the Silk Road Fund (9.9%).