Purpe Samotlor Pipeline Project

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Summary Information

  • Source: Vankorskoe Field and fields in the North of Krasnoyarsk Region of Russia
  • Destination:
  • Ownership: Transneft
  • Website: http://www.transneft.ru/ (Russian)
  • Length: 430 kilometres ( miles) length of 430 km and
  • Capacity: 25 million tons per year with an option to expand to 50 million tons per year (500,000 barrels of oil per day)
  • Crude Type: Rosneft & TNK-BP Siberian Crudes

The Route

  • The new project will connect the fields most of the leading oil companies operating in the Yamal Peninsula, with the existing pipelines of Transneft


  • The Construction was started in October 2009
  • As of May 2011, pipeline welding has been completed
  • Completion is planned for 2012


  • 2010 - The first junction of the route was welded
  • 2011 - First oil pumped into the pipeline

Other Information


  1. Transneft, Purpe - Samotlor (russian)
  2. Foundation Laying Ceremony From BP-TNK
  3. Pipeline system Purpe – Samotlor will be introduced into work tomorrow

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