For the first time in the company’s history, Gazprom Neft has now joined Russia’s top-three leading oil producers, with 2017 production standing at 62.3 million tonnes. Year-on-year growth of 4.3 percent in 2017 is largely due to the development of the company’s Arctic fields, and its Badra oilfield in Iraq.
Gazprom Neft has begun implementation of its “Digital Transformation” programme. The use of “Industry 4.0” technologies — including cognitive computing, predictive analysis and work with “Big Data” — in production and business processes will significantly increase business efficiency and competitiveness in strategic terms.
The discovery of the offshore Neptune field in the Sea of Okhotsk saw Gazprom Neft entering a new production region — on Sakhalin Island, east of the Russian mainland, in the Pacific Ocean. The Neptune field, located in the Ayashsky licence block, part of the Sakhalin-3 project, has reserves in place estimated at 255 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe).
Gazprom Neft’s work investigating the Bazhenov Formation has now been awarded the status of a national project by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation — meaning the full resources of science, business and government can now be brought to bear in researching viable technologies for developing the formation: to which end, the Bazhen Technology Centre has since been established in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug.
The construction of a gas processing plant at the Badra field, Iraq, has allowed Gazprom Neft to progress to the full monetisation of all hydrocarbons produced at the field, as well as supplying fuel to one of the country’s most important electricity stations, Az-Zubaidiya, and allowing independent power generation supplying the Badra field and surrounding population centres.
Gazprom Neft has commissioned a “Biosphere” high-tech wastewater treatment facility at its Moscow Refinery. As a result of this, the decontamination efficiency in wastewater treatment has reached almost 100 percent. A similar, but even larger, project has now been initiated at the Omsk Refinery.
Gazpromneft-Lubricants has entered the global marine lubricants market with a new and original product line under the Gazpromneft Ocean trademark. The range includes cutting-edge lubricants for engines using various fuels and installed on all kinds of vessels.