TNK-BP to tender for Siberian crude pipeline

CJSC Rospan International, a TNK-BP Group company, plans to announce a tender to build a 374-km crude oil pipeline between fields in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region and northern Krasnoyarsk Kray. The project will include the Yamal Oil Pipeline System’s Suzun-Tagul-Russkoe-Zapolyamoe metering station.

The new pipeline will follow existing Transneft right-of-way for much of its route. Construction will take place over the next three winter seasons: 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15.

TNK-BP announced earlier this year plans to invest $12 billion to accelerate development in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region. It plans to drill six wells this year, but doesn’t anticipate intensive commercial development before 2017 (OGJ Online, Feb. 8, 2012).

Transneft last year launched its 500,000 b/d Purpe-Samotlor pipeline, connecting Russian refineries to fields in both East Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk region and West Siberia’s Yamal-Nenets (OGJ Online, Oct. 25, 2011).

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