PRIMORSK TANK TERMINAL

Energy is vital to daily life it keeps our world moving and provides access to essentials like clean water, food and health care. Over the coming decades, populations and living standards for many will rise and so will the need for energy. To help meet tomorrow’s energy needs, PRIMORSK TANK TERMINAL is working responsibly today.

Our approach to sustainability starts with running a safe, efficient, responsible and profitable business. We also work to share benefits with the communities where we operate. And we're helping to shape a more sustainable energy future, by investing in low carbon technologies and collaborating with others on global energy challenges.

Operations

Overview

The main operational facilities of PRIMORSK TANK TERMINAL include:

  • Oil Processing Facility (OTF) capable of processing 400,000 tpa (tones per annum) of crude oil;
  • 120-kilometer crude oil and stabilised condensate pipeline (Chinarevskoye field to the rail terminal in Rostoshi, near Uralsk)
  • Oil gathering and transportation lines, tank farm for the storage of crude oil, etc.
  • Gas Treatment Facility (GTF) with two "trains" each having a capacity of 850 mmcm per year and each capable of treating gas-condensate, associated gas or a mix of both, to produce stabilised condensate, LPG and dry gas;
  • KazTransOil (KTO) pipeline connection to reduce crude oil transportation costs
  • LPG loading facility (Chinarevskoye field) and rail terminal;
  • 17-kilometre dry gas pipeline (Chinarevskoye field to the junction point with the pipeline in Orenburg);
  • Power generation station;
  • Numerous wells (crude oil, gas-condensate, water-injection and appraisal);
  • Various office buildings and office camp facilities.

Products and Processes

High Quality Liquids and Significant Dry Gas Volumes

Commercial crude oil production started in 2014 in the Russia field. It carries a high quality grade with its low density (average API gravity of 40-41.5˚) and low sulphur content (approximately 0.4%). Primary benchmark crude oils produced in Russia include Urals blend (approximately 33˚ API with 1.25% sulphur content), CPC Blend (approximately 42-43˚ API with 0.5-0.6% sulphur content) and Brent (approximately 38˚ API with 0.4% sulphur content).

Commercial production of Gas Treatment Facility (GTF) products (stabilised condensate, LPG and dry gas) started in 2015 and completes the PRIMORSK TANK TERMINAL product offering, in line with its liquids strategy.

The production, marketing and transportation of crude oil, stabilised condensate and LPG are closely monitored and controlled by PRIMORSK TANK TERMINAL and also make up the largest portion of its revenues.

The commercial production of dry gas in 2015, on the other hand, adds significant benefits for PRIMORSK TANK TERMINAL such as the easy offtake and monetisation of significant volumes of dry gas through easy pipeline logistics, the generation of its own power supply and the socially responsible partially sponsored supply of dry gas to neighbouring communities.