The world’s first offshore ice-resistant stationary oil platform / MISP / "Prirazlomnaja" on Thursday evening went from Murmansk to its permanent "residence" — the same name on the field in the Pechora Sea.
From wall 35 shipyard, where for nine months waged completion born in Severodvinsk platform, a dozen harbor tug brought "near-fault" on the road, passing its four powerful maritime tugs, which have already started to transport the giant structures "on the standard working space" in 55 km from the coast.
During the transition, which will take 8-10 days depending on the weather, and during installation on a point on the "Prirazlomnaya" will work "team" of 96 members representing the general contractor — JSC "PO" Sevmash ", other businesses of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Customer "Gazprom Neft Shelf," as well as a number of Russian and foreign subcontractors.
Once the platform will set the point of the mine with a depth 19-20 meters, its base will be strengthened hundred thousand tons of rubble in addition to 122 thousand tons of concrete ballast, already filled out the underwater caissons facilities. After that, the crew of "Prirazlomnaya" increase to 430 people, some of whom — builders — will continue to start-up operations, and the other — oil — will begin preparation for drilling.
As the general director of OAO "PO" Sevmash "Andrew Diachkov, several hundred factory workers have been trained in Arkhangelsk on special courses on safety at work on the offshore platform, including personal survival, fire fighting, first aid, etc. Shipbuilders, he explained, will work on the completion of "Prirazlomnaya" in the schedule of 30-day watches, during which people will have constant communication with the shore and family over the Internet.
"In percentage terms, the platform is ready for 94.2%, but still a lot of work on the connection cable for commissioning operations — says the Deputy General Director of JSC" PO "Sevmash" Valery Borodin. — We have now prepared the basic systems that provide livelihoods platform that was light, heat, and it was possible to live. " Sustaining the operation of power equipment and transport services MISP — critical aspects of successful work in the platform of the Arctic shelf. Already announced that, along with delivery shift workers helicopters, supply and operation ice-resistant platform "Prirazlomnaya" when applied to a point, will provide the nuclear icebreakers "Rosatomflota." The journalists said Andrei Smirnov, deputy director of operations for the fleet company in the "Rosatom".
MISP "Prirazlomnaja" — the basic element Prirazlomnoye field, multi-purpose complex that provides all the operations to develop the field, recoverable oil reserves which account for 46.4 million tons. This is the first national project for the extraction of hydrocarbons in the Arctic shelf. The main features of the development Prirazlomnogo are no analogues in the world, the high ice loads in the area of production, transportation of oil in severe environmental conditions at tempetarurah to -50 degrees.
MISP will allow year-round to perform all required operations: to drill and operate wells to 40 wells, production, storage, carry out the shipment of oil to tankers, to produce heat and electricity.
To start production at the oil field Prirazlomny plan in the I quarter of 2012. At full capacity of production — 7,000,000 tons of oil a year, MISP is due out in 7 years. The performance can be compared with the modern oil complex on the field "South Hylchuyu" in the Nenets Autonomous District. However, the area of land smaller platform "brother" 35 times, and the estimated number of employees — nearly five times.
Thus, in the design of the platform "Prirazlomnaja" was originally laid the possibility of receiving oil from other fields, which will continue to effectively — without the construction of similar platforms — to engage in a cost-effective development of adjacent deposits by reducing the unit cost of their arrangement.