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Opportunities & Challenges Working in a "Arctic" Environment, Offshore SakhalinNormal access

Author: M. Gunningham
Event name: 69th EAGE Conference and Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007
Session: Executive Session - Arctic Oil and Gas - Past, Present and Future
Publication date: 11 June 2007
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201401428
Organisations: SPE, EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 62.22Kb )
Price: € 20

Summary:
A012 Opportunities & Challenges Working in a "Arctic" Environment Offshore Sakhalin M. Gunningham* (Sakhalin Energy Investment Company) SUMMARY Sakhalin Energy is currently developing 3 oil and gas fields offshore Sakhalin Island off the east coast of mainland Russia. This is a challenging area for exploration and development with potentially billions of barrels of oil and gas. The key problem is that in the winter drifting sea ice several meters thick heavy snow and temperatures down to minus 40°C all contribute to Arctic type conditions. Under these conditions the offshore developments use the latest technology with concrete gravity based platforms which


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