Gazprom Neft is developing new areas of cooperation with contractors

Gazprom Neft has been in discussions with its upstream oilfield services contractors on the scope and outlook for working together to promote industrial safety, and on developing new elements for ongoing partnerships. The company is also developing a cohesive “ecosystem” to ensure the optimum integration of working processes with contracting organisations, including through the use of digital technologies.

One of the most important stages in such integration will be an inclusive virtual forum, meaning best practices and the best equipment (tools) can be brought together in a digital space, promising future projects developed in more detail, and the best format worked out for collaborating with participants involved in ancillary processes.

This year’s annual conference for partnering organisations — which this year drew an audience of more than 180 — saw the company discussing areas for joint activities with contracting organisations under energy transition. Gazprom Neft is committed to delivering a 30% reduction in its carbon footprint within 10 years. Reaching that objective is expected to be achieved by synchronising partners’ services in implementing “green” energy projects, and finding new environmentally-friendly solutions meriting joint discussion.

Summing up the outcomes of joint activities, conference participants made clear their appreciation of Gazprom Neft’s efforts to maintain stability in the oilfield services market under the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company’s production growth over the next few years is going to be driven by projects involving the development of Neocomian-Jurassic deposits at Gazprom PJSC’s Kharasaveyskoye and Bovanenkovskoye fields in the north of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, oil rim deposits at the Chayandinskoye, Pestsovskoye and En-Yakhinskoye fields, and the development of the Tazovskoye field. In addition to this, development of the oilfield services market will be further facilitated by addressing the strategic objective of bringing Bazhenov and Palyanovsky formation reserves, as well as Achimovsky strata, into production.

"In order that our projects are as effective as possible, it’s important that we and our partners understand each other’s plans, get strategic collaboration in place, and compare notes on key development parameters — particularly on energy transition and decarbonising production.
An important part of developing a common ecosystem is the mutual integration of digital processes and data, together with developing joint solutions to overcome technological challenges, and increasing efficiency in developing hard-to-recover reserves.
We have been able to get through the difficult pandemic period and the downturn in consumption by joining forces with our partners, helping each other maintain business stability, and keeping our employees safe. We’re planning to increase our production programme next year, with production drilling in Noyabrsk and Khantos, specifically, potentially increasing 50% year-on-year. We’ve got a very good understanding of how we’re going to be developing over the next five to seven years — production volumes are going to see a 1.5-fold increase over that time, to around 150 million tonnes of hydrocarbons per year. Given the tasks facing the company it’s important that we develop mechanisms for collaboration in dialogue with our partners, and put a high-tech ecosystem in place.”
Vadim Yakovlev
Vadim Yakovlev Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft