Sakhalin-1 Project completes gravity-based structure for its Arkutun Dagi field
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia, May 25, 2012 – Exxon Neftegas Limited on behalf of Sakhalin-1 Consortium today announced the completion of a gravity-based structure (GBS) for the Arkutun-Dagi platform Berkut, which will be located offshore Northeast Sakhalin.
“Completion of the gravity-based structure is another significant milestone for Sakhalin-1 and brings us one step closer to production start-up from the project’s third field,” said Jim Flood, Exxon Neftegas Limited Chairman. “The successful development of the Arkutun-Dagi field will strengthen Russia’s position as one of the leading countries developing oil and gas deposits offshore and onshore in challenging arctic and sub-arctic conditions.”
The GBS will be towed away from the construction site in early June and installed in the Arkutun-Dagi field as the base for the Berkut, an ice-resistant fixed platform designed to safely operate year-round in a seismically active area and able to withstand winter temperatures of 44 C° below zero, waves up to 18 meters and sea ice of up to two meters thick.