First Oil Shipment Leaves Northern Chayvo Offshore Sakhalin  November 21st, 2014

MOSCOW – Rosneft has started to ship crude oil extracted at the northern tip of the Chayvo license offshore Sakhalin Island. The first tanker carrying Sokol-grade crude left port on Nov. 21. The tanker was loaded at the Sokol single-point oil terminal, 5.7 km (3.5 mi) east of the DeKastri terminal in the Khabarovsk Krai region.

DeKastri is the first terminal in Russia to ship crude oil year-round in the harsh Arctic environment. Another shipment is expected to be on its way before year-end. A purpose-built fleet of ice class, double-hull tankers, each 100,000 metric tons (110,231 tons) dwt, will transport the cargoes escorted by icebreakers.

The northern tip of Chayvo license is on the shallow northeastern Sakhalin shelf, with oil and condensate reserves of more than 15 MM metric tons and gas reserves of 13 bcm (459 bcf). Rosneft drilled the first development well in May from the shore-based Yastreb rig. The field’s gas will be the resource base for the proposed Far East LNG plant.

Source: Offshore Magazine

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