Yuri Korchagin Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Lukoil
  • Country: Russia
  • Location: Caspian Sea
  • Production start: 2010
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 3P reserves are 570 million boe
  • Production Volume:


  • The field is named after Yuri Korchagin, a former Secretary to LUKOIL's Board of Directors.
  • It will be the first of the North Caspian fields to be brought commercially on-stream, scheduled for December 2009.
  • The field is 180 kilometers from the City of Astrakhan and 240 km from Makhachkala at sea depth of 11-13 meters.
  • 3P reserves are 570 million boe.
  • Oil and gas condensate production will peak at 2.3 million tonnes oil and 1.2 bcm gas per year.
  • Field construction will include 26 production wells, three water injectors and one gas-injector


  • The LSP-1 m is an ice-resistant fixed platform and has a 560-tonne rig capable of drilling up to 7,400 meters wells.
  • LSP-2 is a living quarters for up to 105 employees
  • The marine transportation complex consists of a floating storage offloading system (FSO) and tower mooring system for shuttle tankers. The FSO has deadweight of 28,000 tonnes. It measures 132x32 m and with hull-height 15.7 m, and is manned by a crew of 25


  • Bluewater: Design, procurement and fabrication of Soft Yoke Mooring System
  • McDermott: Engineering, procurement, transportation and installation of Two integrated topsides and 36 miles of pipeline


  • 2000 - Yuri Korchagin field was discovered by LUKOIL
  • 2007 - Bluewater Soft Yoke Mooring System contract
  • 2010 - Oil production started



  1. Bluewater FPSO References
  2. McDermott Platform References
  3. LUKOIL - Nizhnevolzhskneft awards Bluewater contract for Soft Yoke Mooring System
  4. LUKOIL Extracts Russia’s First Caspian Oil
  5. LUKOIL Begins Exporting Oil From Yuri Korchagin Field

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