Western Arctic Continental Shelf: Geodynamic evolution and hydrocarbon prospects
Shein V. A. (Gazprom VNIIGAZ)
Arctic plate-tectonic structures and their transformation have undergone five major stages of geodynamic evolution: Riphean/Early Cambrian, Middle Cambrian/Early Devonian, Middle Devonian/Triassic, Jurassic/Early Cretaceous, and Late Cretaceous/Cenozoic.
The Russian Arctic Shelf: present status and future development prospects
Nevedeyeva E. R. (Rosneft)
This paper presents an overview of the offshore oil resource base and its current status, both in Russia and globally, and specifically addresses a range of field development issues facing the Russia’s upstream.
Sakhalin offshore development: experience with Kirinskoye gas/condensate field
Saksagansky A. I., Makovsky I. N. (MRTS)
The Russian offshore development history is still only 6-to-7 year long.
Subsea pipeline route: implications for secure gas and condensate movement
Buznikov N. A., Suleimanov V. A. (Gazprom VNIIGAZ)
The paper addresses impacts of pipeline route on liquids accumulation in a long subsea pipeline designed for gas with small condensate content.
Experimental research into crested rib interaction with water-saturated sandy sea bottom
Shibakin R. S. (Gazprom Dobycha Shelf)
The use of crested-rib structural elements helps to reduce cone tip resistance and thus expand operating limits of gravity platforms in shallow marine shelf of freezing seas.
Irkutsk gas production province focuses on Kovykta gas/condensate field
Tatarinov A. O., Saulenko S. P. (Gazprom Dobycha Irkutsk), Lyugai D. V., Geresh G. M., Moiseikin P. A., Chernykh V. V. (Gazprom VNIIGAZ)
Kovykta, a major gas and condensate field, presently stands for about 89% of Irkutsk region’s gas totals and is generally viewed as a core area for the emerging Irkutsk gas province.
Crude types in North Caspian offshore
Serebryakov A. O., Ushivtseva L. F., Serebryakova O. A. (Astrakhan State University)
This paper highlights geochemical, physical and chemical characteristics of crudes discovered in new fields of the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.
Mobile compressor stations: domestic and international experience
Aksyutin O. E., Ishkov A. G. (Gazprom), Akopova G. S., Teterevlev R. V. (Gazprom VNIIGAZ)
The paper summarises various validation trials for mobile compressor stations along with available experience, both domestically and internationally.
Stress-corrosion cracking: implications for gas pipeline operations
Steklov O. I. (Gubkin Oil & Gas University), Varlamov D. P. (NPO Spetsneftegaz)
Presently, safe operation of major gas pipelines is believed largely sustainable by complex risk analyses built around inspection pigging and diagnostic dataflow.
Energy-related inspection of Gazprom facilities: improvement methods
Khvorov G. A., Yumashev M. V., Yurov E. V. (Gazprom VNIIGAZ)
It has been acknowledged topical in Russia to review the existing guidelines concerning energy survey across Gazprom, to synchronise them with a Federal Law.
Alkaline absorbents for sweet gas upstream treatment
Shesterikova E. A. (SevKavNIPIgaz)
In addition to hydrogen sulphide, sweet gas fields typically yield carbon dioxide which is commonly higher than H2S content.
Climate change and natural gas demand outlook
Bashkin V. N. (Gazprom VNIIGAZ), Galiulin R. V. (Institute of Basic Biological Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences)
This paper analyses and summarises the available information aiming to establish a relationship between climate change and natural gas consumption outlooks.
Exhaust gas control system: operating experience
Menshikov S. N., Morozov I. S., Polozov V. N., Menshikova I. A., Koroteyev P. S., Glazunov V. Yu., Sheremetinsky Yu. V., Kildiyarov S. S. (Gazprom Dobycha Nadym)
Gazprom Dobycha Nadym initiated a pilot project focused on compressor air emissions minimisation and energy efficiency improvements.
Air emission ratings reform summary
Akopova G. S., Sharikhina L. V., Kosolapova E. V. (Gazprom VNIIGAZ), Markin S. V. (Gubkin Oil & Gas University)
Ongoing reforms targeting the air emissions ratings in Russia mainly focus on gaining additional efficiency benefits believed achievable through wider introduction of best available technologies along with rating system improvements.
Compressor stations: improving elevated pipe acoustic insulation quality
Terebnev A. V., Emel’yanov O. N., Terekhov A. L. (Gazprom VNIIGAZ), Yablonik L. R. (NPO TsKTI)
This paper summarises theoretical and experimental research into reduction of implications of compressor station piping for personnel and the environment. noise
Gas liquefaction aspects: a case for higher share of CO2 and high-boiling components combined with internal cooling cycle
Gorbachev S. P., Lyugai S. V., Medvedkov I. S. (Gazprom VNIIGAZ)
Direct gas liquefaction at major gasline distribution stations has proved most effective for smaller-quantity LNG production.
Modular LNG mini-plants: economic issues
Finko V. V., Finko V. E. (NTF)
In this paper the authors document innovative small-capacity LNG and associated gas liquefaction plants ranging 5 and 10 t/hour capacity.
Fixed LNG storage as potential emergency causes
Kirillov N. G., Lazarev A. N. (Military Engineering Technical Institute)
This paper addresses various LNG storage emergency causes.
New gasification projects: a model to analyse CNG and LNG needs
Evstifeyev A. A. (Gazprom VNIIGAZ)
Individual choices regarding a particular settlement or region off-grid gasification design are believed essential as they need to involve numerous drivers, both technical and social or economic.