Russian-based Sakhalin Energy has confirmed that maintenance activities will take place at the Lunskoye-A offshore platform, the onshore processing facility (OPF), booster station No. 2 and the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, according to a press release.

Maintenance will take just over a month to complete. Production will continue despite maintenance work and a total of about 600,000 tonnes of LNG and about 382,000 tonnes of crude oil is expected to be offloaded over this period, with 13 oil tankers and LNG carriers arriving at the port of Prigorodnoye.

It is expected that around 1,500 people will take part in the scheduled maintenance and all safety precautions have been taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“To ensure the safety of our people and reliable production, the company has decided to follow the original timeline, but shut down only one train at the LNG plant. At LUN-A and the OPF, we will be shutting down one train at a time,” said Ole Myklestad, Sakhalin Energy’s Production Director. 

Sakhalin Energy provides LNG and oil supplies to the Asia-Pacific region. The Sakhalin plant provides annual sales of 11.5 million tonnes of LNG.