SNC-Lavalin awarded oil-field project in Arctic Russia
By Design Engineering StaffGeneral engineering oil SNC-Lavalin
Oil-rich Kharyaga Field located 60 km north of polar circle.
Montreal — SNC-Lavalin has been selected by Globalstroy-Engineering as the prime sub-contractor to perform engineering and procurement for Phase III of the Kharyaga oil field project, located 60 km north of the Polar Circle, in the Nenets Autonomous Territory, in Russia’s oil-rich Timan-Pechora province. Phase III involves developing additional reserves, sustaining a daily output of 30,000 barrels a day, achieving 95 percent associated gas utilization and eliminating flaring.
In addition to the harsh environment, the company says challenges also include the fluid characteristics (H2S, paraffin); the remoteness of the site’s existing infrastructure; and the need to maintain simultaneous operations.
The work, which has already begun, is expected to take more 23 months to complete and will be executed in SNC-Lavalin’s London, UK and Moscow offices with support from the company’s partially-owned Russian design institute OAO Vnipineft in Moscow.