ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — The millionth tonne of oil has been produced at Prirazlomnoye field, Gazprom Neft, the field’s operator, said. Part of a consignment dispatched on the Mikhail Ulyanov tanker, it will be delivered to customers in North West Europe in early December.
This milestone consignment, produced at the Prirazlomnoye offshore rig, will be the tenth such consignment this year and the fourteenth since the initial development of the field.
Prirazlomnoye is the only project on the Russian Arctic Shelf at which commercial oil production is ongoing.
This new Russian oil has been named “Arctic Oil (ARCO),” with the first consignments from Prirazlomnoye commencing in April 2014.
“This millionth tonne of oil isn’t just a nice number. It’s an important milestone, marking a new starting point in terms of the further development of the project,” Gennady Lubin, general director, Gazpromneft Shelf, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, said. “Our work here every day makes a very important point: oil production on the Arctic Shelf can be done safely.”