One of the Company’s main strategic goals is to intensify and improve exploration efficiency in order to expand its resource base.
Gazprom Neft’s subsidiaries and affiliates hold 70 resource licenses in the oil-producing regions of Russia. Gazprom Neft’s Serbian subsidiary NIS holds 69 licenses outside Russia: in Serbia, Romania and Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
In 2013 Gazprom Neft’s exploration drilling success rate was 75%, at an efficiency of 381 tonnes of hydrocarbons per linear metre.
Based on the results of exploratory drilling and follow-up exploration, 2013 saw the opening of the Vostochno-Myginskoye field and 20 new oil reservoirs and one gas reservoir, mainly at the Ety-Purovskoye (7) and Vyngapurovskoye (2) fields. Gazprom Neft increased its recoverable C1 oil reserves by 4.6 billion tonnes at the Tsarichanskoye licensing block in the Orenburg region.