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A new multifunctional drone from Gazprom Neft will replace small aircraft in geological prospecting

... drones. Avoiding the use of manned aircraft in geological prospecting works will allow Gazprom Neft to significantly reduce the time and money spent on such activities. This drone can survey around 200 square kilometres per day, whereas on-the-ground exploration would cover barely four square kilometres in the same time. Drones are effective in almost all of the climates under which Gazprom Neft operates, including temperatures below —40°C, winds of up to 20 metres per second, and up to 5 mm precipitation,...

8 July 2021
Gazprom Neft is developing its use of drones in exploration

Gazprom Neft has now completed its 2020–2021 geological prospecting season — this being the first season in which the company has used drones in electrical and magnetic exploration, in remote areas of Western Siberia. The company also started widespread deployment of digital twins in seismic surveying. The most recent prospecting season has seen Gazprom Neft conduct geophysical surveys at license blocks throughout the ...

29 June 2021
Gazprom Neft and Novatek establish a joint venture for offshore operations in the Arctic

... both companies having made clear their intention to cooperate in implementing projects in the Arctic and confirming their intention to establish a joint venture capable of undertaking the full range of activities involved in oil and gas prospecting, exploration and development. Pursuant to this agreement, NOVATEK acquires a 49% interest in the charter capital of Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazpromneft-Sakhalin, which holds geological prospecting, exploration and development rights within the Severo-Vrangelevsky ...

3 June 2021
Gazprom Neft develops new-generation seabed stations supported by Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade

Gazprom Neft has completed testing of new-generation seabed seismic stations (so-called “Flounder” stations) for offshore exploration in the Sea of Okhotsk — a project originally initiated in 2019. Development of this Russian-developed seismic-exploration equipment is being undertaken with the involvement of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation ...

11 March 2021
Gazprom Neft hydrocarbon reserves up 36%

... milestone in project development here, and confirms the correctness of the strategy we have chosen. In the space of just a few years these assets will represent a significant proportion of our annual production volumes.” Vadim Yakovlev Deputy CEO for Exploration and Production, Gazprom Neft “The portfolio management system Gazprom Neft has put in place over the past few years has demonstrated its effectiveness throughout the turbulence of 2020. During this crisis we have swiftly refocussed our activities ...

18 February 2021
Gazprom Neft identifies exploration horizons with AI

... Advanced Analytics at Russian oil giant Gazprom Neft, the company began introductory market research on digital technologies in 2017, evaluating offerings and identifying resources. In 2019, it began proactively implementing digital tools, focusing on exploration and specifically on seismic analysis. The reason, Dubovik says, is the high cost of a mistake during the first stages of exploration. Error in this step affects every step that follows. Gazprom Neft began using AI algorithms to identify exploration ...

21 January 2021
Gazprom Neft and Shell Establish Joint Venture to Develop Major Hydrocarbon Cluster on the Gydan Peninsula

... hold a 50% interest in the joint venture’s charter capital. The joint venture will be managed by Gazprom Neft and Shell, on an equal basis. Both companies are consolidating their capabilities and competences to allow the development of a promising exploration cluster in the north—eastern part of the Gydan Peninsula. The joint venture’s asset portfolio includes the Leskinsky and Pukhutsyayakhsky license blocks. Both blocks are marked by a low level of geological investigation, as well as remoteness ...

2 December 2020
Gazprom Neft joins the United Nations Global Compact sustainable development initiative

Gazprom Neft has joined the United Nations’ Global Compact — the largest international corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development initiative in the world. Gazprom Neft has joined the United Nations’ Global Compact — the largest international corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development initiative in the world. In joining the initiative, the Company has confirmed its commitment to aligning its business strategy, decision-making processes and operational...

30 October 2020
Reserves increased at Gazprom Neft’s Chona group of fields

Gazprom Neft has increased the boundaries of its Ignyalinsky license block in Eastern Siberia, with recoverable reserves at this asset increasing 10% as a result, to reach 76 million tonnes of oil. The boundaries of the Ignyalinsky block were expanded through what is known as the “cut-in mechanism” (involving the addition of a piece of adjacent land comprising open acreage (land as yet unallocated under the State Subsoil Reserve Fund),* with this asset now increasing to 2,200 km 2 in size. The Ignyalinsky...

11 September 2020
Gazprom Neft–Zarubezhneft joint venture will promote the development of hard-to-recover oil reserves in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug

... hydrocarbon reserves at these Salymsky license blocks, and in developing new approaches to and innovative solutions for working with hard-to-recover oil. So far, 3D seismic works have been undertaken at the Salymsky-3 and Salymsky-5 licnese blocks, the first exploration and appraisal well drilled, and a 15-stage fracking operation completed. Geological prospecting works are expected to start at the adjacent Salymsky-5 block by the end of 2020. Preliminary prognoses suggest initial reserves in place at both ...

21 August 2020
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