Conceptual developments of the producing facilities, drilling units and vessels of different purposes

Conceptual developments of the production facilitiesto be used in the Arctic:

  • The “MNGP-4” stationary production platform:


this is a structure resting on a ferroconcrete basement with a module topside designed for a year-round drilling, production, processing, storage and shipment of commercial crude oil with a possibility to dispose 100% of the associated gas and dispose solid wastes on the platform. The facility is designed to be operated in the Arctic conditions during a specified operational autonomy of the platform with her stocks within the conditions of the field remoteness or under-development of the shore infrastructure.

  • The offshore ice-resistant gravity-based platform:

the drilling platform is of a block-modular type of assembly with a living module developed for a year-round operation in the conditions of the Extreme North of Russia. There is a possibility for her to be towed and installed at the depth of 12 m on the muddy soils during influence of the ice loads. She provides minimization of the construction and mounting operations for installing the equipment at sea, observance of the environmental requirements due to refusal from the underwater engineering operations for a change and excavation of the soil and autonomy of her operation due to the available stocks. There is a possibility of the platform deballasting and moving to another field.

Technical facilities for drilling wells and hydrocarbon production in the fields located in the ultimately shallow water offshore of the Kara Sea (with the depths of 4 m and less), and for providing these operations:

  • The tongued artificial island:

the facility installed on the pile with a filled soil core equipped with a drilling unit for drilling vertical, horizontal and directional wells with a depth of at least 5000 m. It is designed for exploration or production and also for processing and transportation of the product. It has a combined heating system for the purpose to perform continuous operations in any Arctic weather conditions. There is a personnel accommodation stipulated on the facility and autonomy of performing operations due to the available stocks.

  • The platform installed on the piled foundation:

the pile facility in the form of three separately installed module platforms: the drilling platform, the process platform (for processing and transportation of the hydrocarbons to the shore) and the platform with an accommodation block. The platforms are tied with each other and with the shore using a pile trestle that allows to provide the transport passage and lay the communication lines. The unit is designed for a continuous operation in the conditions of the Extreme North of Russia.

  • The offshore floating ice-resistant steel platform:

the gravity type drilling unit designed for year-round operation in the shallow water part of the Arctic offshore, and it is designed for drilling single and cluster wells with a depth of at least 5000 m in the Arctic conditions. The block-modular type equipped with two-echelon positioning of the container units designed to minimize the draught is supposed to be manufactured of steel.

Conceptual projects of the drilling units:

  • The “MNGP-2” jack-up floating drilling rig of KE AUT2-ICS MODU Self-elevating class, the usable model patent is No. 108416:


the universal complex designed for exploration and production drilling of oil and gas wells with a depth of up to 3500 m located in the shallow water offshore fields (with water depths from 0.9 to 7 m). It possesses a high mobility that allows the rig to move from a sea water area to the river water area, and she has a low specific amount of metal per structure (that provides not high price and a low labor intensiveness during the construction operations).

  • The mobile ice-resistant drilling rig (MIRDR), the project is a mutual one with Kvaerner:

the exploration platform for a year-round operation in the Arctic offshore with water depths from 20 to 80 meters, it has stability towards ice loads on the muddy soil, maximally autonomous due to the available stocks and there is a possibility of deballasting and movement to another field. She can be installed without excavation and change of soil and allows to minimize the scope of the construction and mounting operations related to installation of the equipment at sea.

  • The drilling ship (Class KM ✪ Arc7[1] AUT-C DYNPOS-3 EPP ANTI-ICE ECO HELIDECK WINTERIZATION (-30) Drilling ship):

she is designed for exploration drilling and preparation of the wells for oil and gas production during the summer-autumn navigation in all the seas of the Russian Arctic offshore and year-round in the Barents Sea. She is equipped with a dynamic positioning system and it is able to work at the depths of up to 3600 m.

Conceptual projects of the vessels:

  • Shallow-draught supply vessel SV 212 (Class КМ ✪ Arc4 [1] AUT1 FF2WS DYNPOS-2 EPP Tug, Supply vessel):

The vessel for navigation in the areas where there are draught limitations and she is designed to supply the offshore drilling units with consumable process materials and inventory, towing and anchoring the drilling units, participation in elimination of emergency oil spills with a flash point exceeding 60 ⁰С, rendering assistance to the vessels, offshore drilling units and other floating facilities that are in distress with acceptance and accommodation of the rescued persons and participation in extinguishing fires on board the vessels, floating and onshore structures.

  • Oil recovery vessel ORV 314 (Class КМ ✪ Arc4 [1] AUT1 DYNPOS-2 EPP Oil recovery vessel Special purpose):

the sea-going single-deck vessel designed for the oil spill response operations with a flash point above 60 ⁰С, transportation of oil storage wastes, sea-floor sediments and slime, supply of the offshore drilling rigs with the consumable process materials, spare parts, water and food, diesel fuel and cargo in containers and also to render assistance to the vessels in distress, offshore drilling units and other floating facilities with a possibility to accept and accommodate the rescued persons.