Sakhalin II gears up for full LNG production


The last major offshore gas well is being completed at the Lunskoye platform in Russia’s sub-Arctic Sea of Okhotsk, preparing the way for full production capacity of LNG at Sakhalin II.

As one of the world’s largest integrated oil & gas projects, production at Sakhalin II’s first LNG unit commenced in March 2009.

This was achieved with a flawless start-up programme resulting in no unplanned production downtime in the first five weeks of operations. Completion of the final gas well is a vital step towards starting operations at its second LNG unit, with full capacity of 9.6 million tonnes per year expected to be reached in 2010.

Sakhalin II is regarded as one of the most challenging engineering feats ever achieved, operating amid some of the world’s harshest conditions in Russia’s far east – an area prone to earthquakes.

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