Within the Vostok Oil project on the north of Krasnoyarsk Region, winter roads were launched for the first time from the Payakhskoye field to the oil loading terminal in Sever Bay, construction of which started in 2022, and from Sever Bay to the port of Dixon. Development of the Payakh cluster deposits and construction of the Sever Bay port are included in the Yenisey Siberia CIP.
Total length of these seasonal roads exceeded 400 km. In general, the network of winter roads connecting the Vostok Oil project makes 2,000 km. They cross the territory of Krasnoyarsk Region (Taimyr) and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.
556 units of specialized equipment and more than 1,000 employees were involved in the construction of the winter roads. More than 2,000 heavy trucks and other specialized equipment will be involved in the delivery of goods for Vostok Oil facilities by winter roads this year. They will have to transport more than 500 thousand tons of various cargoes from the production bases “Tochino”, “Tanalau”, “Karaul”, “Priluki”, “Sever Bay”, where they were brought to during the river navigation by the Yenisey River and by the Northern Sea Route.
Traditionally, all winter roads laid by oil workers are socially important – they are used by local residents and the indigenous population of the tundra to supply the polar territories.
Launching winter roads will make it possible to timely provide Vostok Oil facilities with cargoes necessary for construction of first-priority oil transportation system facilities, berths and oil loading terminal in Sever Bay, generation and development drilling facilities, as well as social infrastructure.
RN-Vankor, subsidiary of Rosneft, is the operator for the development of Vankor and Payakh clusters included in the Vostok Oil project.
Vostok Oil is the largest investment project in the global oil and gas industry with a resource base of over 6.5 billion tons of premium low-sulfur oil. It includes 52 license plots in the north of Krasnoyarsk Region and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, where 13 oil and gas fields are located, including the fields of the Vankor and Payakh clusters.