Offshore Field Development Projects
Yuri Korchagin
Operator:Lukoil
Water Depth:13 m / 43 ft
Region:Asia - Caspian
Country:Russian Federation
Last Updated:May 4, 2010    (view update history)
Project Description
The Yuri Korchagin field lies in the Lagansky Block in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea in a water depth of 43 feet (13 meters). Lukoil serves as the operator and owns a 100% interest in the field.

With a life expectancy of 15 years, the gas field contains an estimated 570 million barrels of oil equivalent. The first phase of development on the Yuri Korchagin field is expected to commence in 2010.

Field Development

Yuri's field development consists of 26 production wells, three water-injectors and one gas-injector well tied-back to two ice-resistant fixed platforms, LSP-1 and LSP-2, and also to an FSO.

In 2007, Lukoil awarded J. Ray a subsea pipeline installation project. A 36-mile (58-kilometer), 12-inch-diameter oil ...
The Yuri Korchagin field lies in the Lagansky Block in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea in a water depth of 43 feet (13 meters). Lukoil serves as the operator and owns a 100% interest in the field.

With a life expectancy of 15 years, the gas field contains an estimated 570 million barrels of oil equivalent. The first phase of development on the Yuri Korchagin field is expected to commence in 2010.

Field Development

Yuri's field development consists of 26 production wells, three water-injectors and one gas-injector well tied-back to two ice-resistant fixed platforms, LSP-1 and LSP-2, and also to an FSO.

In 2007, Lukoil awarded J. Ray a subsea pipeline installation project. A 36-mile (58-kilometer), 12-inch-diameter oil pipeline was installed to connect the LSP-1 platform to a single point mooring south of the field, which will transport the oil. Under the contract, J. Ray also provided design engineering, procurement, installation and testing of the pipeline.

The LSP-1 is intended to drill and operate wells, collect and pre-treat reservoir content. The platform consists of a 560-tonne rig, capable of drilling up to 24,278 feet (7,400 meters), and two 70-tonne cranes. LSP-1 is 315 feet (96 meters) long, 236 feet (72 meters) wide, 282 feet (86 meters) in height, and weighs 28,291 tons (25,665 tonnes) when embedded and filled with liquid ballast. The platform arrived on the field at the end of the third quarter of 2009.

J. Ray McDermott received a contract to install the LSP-1 offshore facility. The scope of work included the transportation and installation of the piles for the ice-resistant fixed platform, LSP-1, as well as transportation and installation of the single point mooring substructure, piles and the topsides.

Also on the field and recently installed is the LSP-2 fixed platform, which is connected to LSP-1 by a 243-foot (74-meter) bridge. The platform is 138 by 131 feet (42 by 40 meters) and 125 feet (38 meters) in height. In April 2009, the jacket, weighing 1,477 tons (1,340 tonnes), was towed from the assembly point, then filled with water and moored to the seabed with piles. A month later, the jacket arrived and was mounted to the topside, consisting of the living quarters and a helideck.

The third offshore facility on the field is the FSO. The FSO is designed to ship the oil from the field to onshore facilities close to the port of Makhachkala, where it will feed into the Transneft pipeline system. The vessel will be designed with a double bottom and double sides, a deckhouse, machinery space and a helipad. With a deadweight of 30,865 tons (28,000 tonnes), the FSO will measure 433 by 105 feet (132 by 32 meters) and have a hull-height of 52 feet (16 meters). The oil from the field will be transported to the FSO via a submarine pipeline.

This phase of development commenced production on May 3, 2010.

Phase II

During the second phase of development, which will commence at a later date, a conductor-platform will be installed on the Yuri Korchagin field. Six miles (nine kilometers) of pipeline will feed oil from the conductor platform to LPS-1, and a 6-mile (9-kilometer) gas pipeline will feed gas from the LSP-1 to the conductor platform.
Activities
Status Updates
Yuri Korchagin Comes Online
Type: Production Start

May. 2010 - Lukoil has commenced production from its Yuri Korchagin field in the Caspian Sea. Yuri's field development consists of 26 production wells, three water-injectors and one gas-injector well tied-back to two ice-resistant fixed platforms, LSP-1 and LSP-2, and also to an FSO. Oil will be transported from the field by shuttle tankers. The Yuri Korchagin field lies in the Lagansky Block in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea in a water depth of 43 feet (13 meters). Lukoil serves as the operator and owns a 100% interest in the field.

Yuri Korchagin Field Nearing Production in Caspian Sea
Type: Status Update

Dec. 2009 - Two offshore platforms, LSP-1 and LSP-2, were towed at the recently completed Yuri Korchagin oil field. The project lies in the Lagansky Block in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea in a water depth of 43 feet (13 meters). Yuri's field development consists of 26 production wells, three water-injectors and one gas-injector well tied-back to two ice-resistant fixed platforms, LSP-1 and LSP-2, and also to an FSO. Noble Denton provided marine warranty services for the transportation and installation of the two platforms from the operator's fabrication yard to the final destination in the Caspian Sea. The first phase of field development should commence production by the end of December, and production will peak at 2.3 million tonnes of oil and 1.2 Bcm of gas.

J. Ray Completes Yuri Korchagin Installation in Caspian Sea
Type: Status Update

Oct. 2009 - J. Ray completed installation of offshore facilities at the Yuri Korchagin field for Lukoil. The field development requires a number of major offshore facilities including an ice-resistant fixed processing platform (LSP-1) and adjacent living quarters (LSP-2) joined together by a 243-foot bridge. Oil from LSP-1 will be delivered to the marine transportation complex, which consists of an FSO and Single Point Mooring via a 36 mile (58 kilometer) 12-inch oil pipeline. Within the contractual scope of work, J. Ray performed the transportation and installation of 14 foundation piles for LSP-1, transportation and installation of the SPM substructure weighing 1,005 tons (912 tonnes), including five foundation piles, and the SPM deck, in addition to hook-up of the SPM deck to the substructure. Additional work included engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation and installation of tie-in spools connecting LSP-1 and the SPM to the 36-mile (58-kilometer) sub-sea pipeline as well as hydrostatic leak testing and flushing of the entire pipeline system.

Yuri Korchagin Ice-Class FSO Ready to Deploy in Caspian
Type: Status Update

Sep. 2009 - An FSO to be completed at a Caspian Sea shipyard and deployed for service in the Caspian Sea is to be issued ABS classification. The Yuri Korchagin is set to be towed out of Baku for installation, hook-up and commissioning this week. It is destined for the Yuri Korchagin Field in the Russian sector of the Caspian where it will operate for Lukoil. The FSO hull was constructed in two longitudinal halves by Keppel Singmarine in Singapore and was towed through the Volga-Don River Canal and assembled at Keppel Fels' Caspian Shipyard Company (CSC) in Baku, Azerbaijan. According to ABS District Manager Simon Jones, the size limitation of the Canal dictated that the unit be constructed in two modules for import into the region. The two hull sections were aligned and joined in drydock at the Caspian shipyard. The helideck and accommodation quarters, as well as other equipment, were loaded alongside the hull sections and also assembled at CSC.

Keppel On Track To Deliver Ice-class FSO To Lukoil
Type: Facility Construction

Aug. 2009 - Keppel Singmarine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine, is on track to deliver an ice class FSO to repeat customer, Lukoil. The vessel was christened YURI KORCHAGIN at Keppel Singmarine's sister yard, Caspian Shipyard Company in Azerbaijan on Aug. 26, 2009. The FSO was completed on time. YURI KORCHAGIN will be the first ice-class FSO to be completed and deployed in the Caspian region. A new design by Keppel Singmarine's technology arm, Marine Technology Development (MTD), the FSO can withstand ice conditions of minus 20 degrees Celsius and ice thickness of 1.9 feet (0.6 meters). The ice-class FSO was first built as two separate hull sections at Keppel Singmarine in Singapore so that they could be towed through the Volga-Don river canal, known for its strict restrictions on height, width and draft. The two hull sections, living quarters, helideck and other equipment were transported 6,835 miles (11,000 kilometers) to CSC where it was assembled and completed. With oil storage design capacity of approximately 30,865 tons (28,000 tonnes), the FSO will be deployed in the Yuri Korchagin field in the Russian Federation sector of the Caspian Sea.

Lukoil Completes Yuri Korchagin's Basic Production Facility
Type: Facility Construction

Aug. 2009 - A 243-foot (74-meter) bridge uniting two offshore ice-resistant fixed platforms into one complex was assembled at the Yuri Korchagin field located in the Caspian Sea. On August 16, the basic production facility -- offshore platform for drilling, oil and gas treatment and transportation -- was assembled at the fixed location. The facility's azimuth shift came to plus 0.2 degrees, horizontal shift -- plus .6 feet (0.2 meters), while the inclination is 0 degrees. This is very high accuracy for an offshore facility weighing about 25,000 tons (22,680 tonnes). The first offshore platform with living quarters, public and medical premises, a helideck and rescue equipment was assembled at Yuri Korchagin field on May 25, 2009. Yuri Korchagin Field is to be commissioned in December, 2009.

Lukoil Commences Next Devt Stage at Yuri Korchagin Field
Type: Development Activity

Jul. 2009 - LUKOIL started the next development stage of the Yuri Korchagin field in the Caspian Sea. The fixed offshore ice-resistant platform, the main production facility to be used for production drilling and hydrocarbon production, is being towed from Astrakhan. A drilling complex was installed at the platform, and the platform is also equipped with two cranes with the load capacity of 70 tons (64 tonnes). The platform length is (96 meters), has a width of 236 feet (72 meters), and weighs 25,655 tons (23,274 tonnes) when it is stationed at the seafloor with liquid ballast. The platform elevation from the sea level is 285 feet (87 meters). After the platform was assembled at the target point, it will be connected via a 243 feet (74-meter) crossover bridge with the fixed ice-resistant platform, which was assembled at the field on May 25, 2009. The first North Caspian field is expected to be commissioned in December, 2009.

Lukoil Continues Offshore Construction at Yuri Korchagin Field
Type: Development Activity

Jul. 2009 - Lukoil has launched the next stage of offshore construction operations at the Yuri Korchagin field located in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea. This stage includes loading on barges, transportation and assembly of the single-buoy mooring (SBM) elements, i.e., jacket and topside, at a distance of 36 miles (58 kilometers) from the offshore ice-resistant fixed platform. SBM and the offshore ice-resistant fixed platform shall be joined with a subsea pipeline, which has already been laid on the seafloor and is ready to be connected to these facilities. The Yuri Korchagin Field is expected to be commissioned in December 2009.

LSP-2
Producing - May 03, 2010 to -

Lukoil has commenced production from its Yuri Korchagin field in the Caspian Sea.

Under Construction - Apr 24, 2009 to May 2010

Towing of the jacket of an Ice Resistant Platform (IRP-2), to be assembled at Yuri Korchagin field in the Caspian Sea began on April 24, 2009.

LSP-1
Producing - May 03, 2010 to -

Lukoil has commenced production from its Yuri Korchagin field in the Caspian Sea.

Yuri Korchagin
Producing - Under Dev. - May 03, 2010 to -

Lukoil has commenced production from its Yuri Korchagin field in the Caspian Sea.

Yuri Korchagin FSO
Producing - May 03, 2010 to -

Lukoil has commenced production from its Yuri Korchagin field in the Caspian Sea.

LSP-1
Under Construction - 2008 to May 2010

Yuri Korchagin
Under Development - 2008 to May 2010

Yuri Korchagin FSO
Under Construction - 2008 to May 02, 2010

Update History
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Project Description Updated May 04, 2010 1634
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Project Description Updated Feb 17, 2010 1710
Field Updated Dec 01, 2009 1788
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Facility Name LSP-1
Duty Oil/Gas
Operator Lukoil
Current Status Producing since 2010
Host Type Fixed Platform
Water Depth 13 m / 43 ft
Dev.Cost n/a
 
Region Russian Federation
 
Location Lagansky
Facility Name LSP-2
Duty Oil/Gas
Operator Lukoil
Current Status Producing since 2010
Host Type Fixed Platform
Water Depth 13 m / 43 ft
Dev.Cost n/a
 
Region Russian Federation
 
Location Lagansky
Facility Name Yuri Korchagin FSO
Duty Oil/Gas
Operator Lukoil
Current Status Producing since 2010
Host Type FSO/FSU
Water Depth 13 m / 43 ft
Dev.Cost n/a
 
Region Russian Federation
 
Location Lagansky
 
Field Name Yuri Korchagin
Discovery Date
Block Lagansky
Reserve Type Gas
Current Status Producing - Under Dev.
Production Start
Water Depth 13 m / 43 ft