The commissioning of the “Arctic Gates” marine oil terminal in the waters of the Gulf of Ob marks the start of the full-scale development of the Novoportovskoye field, one of the company’s key strategic assets. 2016 sees operational activities commence at the northernmost oil field under development in Russia — the Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye field.
The Drilling Support Centre (DSC), based within the Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Centre, goes into operation. The DSC is able to support the construction of approximately 600 wells — of any level of complexity — every year. In addition to which, the Centre coordinates the drilling of all wells involved in production at hard-to-recover hydrocarbon reserves.
The company builds a new aviation refuelling complex at Ekaterinburg’s Koltsovo airport, as well as acquiring refuelling complexes at key air hubs throughout the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.
Russia’s biggest research and development centre is established within the Ryazan bitumens plant. The company’s bitumen production complex welcomes the commissioning of the new NOVA-Brit facility, specialising in the development and production of innovative bitumen products.