1 Mar 2019 17:38

Transneft system starts receiving oil from Rosneft's Russkoye field

MOSCOW. March 1 (Interfax) - The Transneft pipeline system started receiving oil from Rosneft's Russkoye field in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District a month ago, the pipeline operator's spokseman, Igor Dyomin, told Interfax.

The deliveries started from the Tarasovskoye central pumping station on February 1.

"Construction and installation at priority facilities of the Zapolyarye main pump station, which Rosneft's JSC Tyumenneftegaz plans to use temporarily to accept and blend oil from the Russkoye field and gas condensate from JSC Rospan International, register it commercially using the crude quality control system and pipe it to the No.2 pump station, has not yet been completed," Dyomin said.

"As a result, oil transfer to the Zapolyarye-Purpe trunk pipeline according to the temporary scheme proposed by Rosneft (by oil tank trucks) until the facilities involved in the process are commissioned is not possible. Oil is being transported by tank trucks to the Tarasovskoye central pumping station, close to Pur-Pe, and is being blended there," he said.

Rospan International booked capacity on the Zapolyarye-Purpe pipeline in August but has not yet started to supply crude.

Rosneft's press office did not comment on information about plans to deliver crude from the Russkoye field to the Transneft system.