Arctic LNG 2

mtpa is ALNG2 capacity
bcm of natural gas - the Utrenneye
field’s reserves under the Russian
reserves classification

 bcm of natural gas reserves
were added in 2018
mmt of liquid hydrocarbons -
the Utrenneye field’s reserves
under the Russian
reserves classification
is NOVATEK's participation
interest in the project
(10% - Total, 10% - CNPC,
10% - CNOOC, 10% -  the consortium
of Mitsui and Jogmec)


Arctic LNG 2 is another LNG production-related project of NOVATEK

The project includes the construction of three LNG trains, with a capacity of 6.6 mtpa of LNG each, and at least 1.6 mtpa of stable gas condensate. The total LNG capacity of the three trains will be 19.8 mtpa. The project employs an innovative construction concept using gravity-based structures (GBS). OOO Arctic LNG 2 is the operator and owner of all the assets.

The Utrenneye field is the resource base for Arctic LNG 2. The field is located in the Gydan Peninsula in YNAO approximately 70 km across the Ob Bay from Yamal LNG.

In 2018, we completed the front-end engineering design (FEED) and started site preparation, construction of early phase power supply facilities, production wells drilling, and construction of the quayside.

The GBS design concept as well as extensive localization of equipment and materials manufacturing in Russia will allow to considerably decrease the CAPEX per ton of LNG produced under this project. This will ensure a low cost structure of products and maximum competitiveness across the LNG markets.

Offshore Superfacility Construction Center

To provide fabrication of the GBS, assembly and installation of topside modules, we are building the Offshore Superfacility Construction Center in Belokamenka near Murmansk. The Center will comprise two dry docks to build GBS, and facilities to manufacture topside modules. It will set up a state-of-the-art LNG technical basis in Russia, create new engineering and fabrication jobs, and contribute to the economic development of the region.

Competitive advantages

  • Decrease in LNG production CAPEX by using GBS
  • Onshore conventional reserve base
  • Low F&D and lifting costs
  • Access to the Atlantic Basin and Asia-Pacific markets

Project status

  • Front-end engineering design (FEED) was completed in October 2018
  • EPC-contracts for GBS fabrication and LNG plant construction were signed
  • More than 75% of equipment for the project was contracted