OIL & GAS
Significant oil and gas resources on Sakhalin Island, Russia, have made the island an attractive destination for both native Russian and foreign investors. Exploration of these undersea oil fields has brought a number of energy contracting firms to the region, creating a market for industrial freight and logistics services.
There are two primary large scale projects in development in the region: Sakhalin I and Sakhalin II. These projects require transportation of enormous volumes of freight. To date, Trans-NET (TNI) has supported both Sakhalin projects with moves of containerized, LCL, break bulk, and out of gauge cargo.
Sakhalin I is a multinational consortium managed by Exxon Neftegas Limited (ENL) to locate and produce oil and gas from three fields in the Okhotsk Sea: Chayvo, Odoptu, and Arkutun-Dagi. Potential recoverable resources are estimated at 2.3 billion barrels of oil and 17.1 trillion cubic feet of gas.
Sakhalin II is managed by Sakhalin Energy Investment Company for development of the Piltun-Astokhskoye oil field and the Lunskoye gas fields in the Okhotsk Sea, as well as necessary infrastructure onshore. It includes the first liquefied natural gas plant in Russia, and is of great importance to Russia's national energy policy. The LNG plant opened in 2009 and has the capacity to process 9.6 million tons per year.
The TNI office in Sakhalin enhances our ability to serve many of the high profile oil and gas industry organizations that require supply chain logistics to and from Sakhalin Island.
Moliqpak Drilling Platform Relocation
Sakhalin Machinery (Caterpillar)
Cape Industrial Services
Originally deployed in the Arctic, the Moliqpak is the world's strongest offshore platform. It was built to withstand Arctic winds and temperatures down to minus 90 degrees.
Reassigned to the Piltun-Astokhskoye oil field, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC) needed the rig broken down and transported from the Komsomolsk shipyard prior to its Sakhalin installation before winter.
Schenker - a major supplier for the shipyard serving SEIC - awarded the project to TNI. In turn, TNI worked closely with SEIC on the highly complex undertaking.
TNI completed the project in three months. It entailed the handling, transport and complex documentation for 700 containers and several thousand break bulk cargos by truck, rail, ocean liner and charter. Many of the containers used, including open tops, flat racks and dry vans, had to be repositioned from points in Asia and Russia to Komsomolsk, then taken by truck or rail to Vladivostok for loading to Korea.