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Record-breaking well goes into operation at Gazprom Neft’s Prirazlomnoye field

Gazprom Neft has completed construction of a new production well at its Prirazlomnoye field in the Barents Sea. The well’s Directional Difficulty Index (DDI) of 7.05 is among the highest in Russia, meaning this new facility is classified as super-complex. The length of the well stands at more than 6.6 kilometres — a new ...

8 September 2021
Gazprom Neft’s “Kapitan” digital system delivers a 12% reduction in Arctic oil maritime logistics costs

Gazprom Neft’s deployment of its “Kapitan” Arctic digital logistics control system delivered a RUB900,000 economic benefit in 2019–2020 — unit costs per tonne of Arctic oil exported showing a 12% reduction against pre-deployment costs. This benefit was achieved by optimising tanker-operation costs (by selecting the most viable routes), better fuel economy, lower expenditure on icebreaker support, together with less downtime, and by optimising oil exports. The Kapitan system, developed by Gazprom...

29 March 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 , which has allocated more than RUB500 to projects of this kind. These “Flounder” seabed stations have been designed and launched...

11 March 2021
Gazprom Neft commissions a new heliport in the Arctic

Gazprom Neft has commissioned its new “Arctic” heliport at its Varandey shift camp, with the first flight having already transported 16 shift workers to the Prirazlomnaya platform in the Barents Sea. The most cutting-edge solutions for arranging flights under the harsh conditions of the Arctic have been deployed in building the heliport, which is equipped with a landing strip, apron, passenger service area complete with air-traffic control tower, and facilities-support buildings. The heliport is...

16 December 2020
Gazprom Neft’s unique Arctic logistics management system is now consolidating data from the Umba floating trans-shipment complex

The world’s first Arctic logistics system — Gazprom Neft’s “Kapitan” — has begun receiving data from the Umba floating trans-shipment complex (responsible for trans-shipping the company’s Arctic oil to the port of Murmansk) automatically. This new module delivers 60-fold faster handling times in obtaining and recording information on storage reserves, improving efficiency in shipping the company’s premium ARCO and Novy Port oil blends. Recording data from the Umba floating storage facility in the...

11 December 2020
The first Russian-produced dispersant for the Arctic Sea has been developed with the support of Gazprom Neft

Gazprom Neft, together with specialists from the Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology (MIPT) Centre for Engineering and Technology has developed a formulation for a dispersant (a chemical agent that destroys the surface film on oil, allowing it to be broken up) capable of clearing oil spills under ice conditions. This dispersant has been developed in line with the climatic conditions of Arctic seas. It is, currently, the only reagent in Russia appropriate for oil-spill response in low temperatures...

27 October 2020
Gazprom Neft ships its 200th oil consignment from the Prirazlomnaya offshore rig

Gazprom Neft has completed its shipment of the 200th consignment of ARCO crude from its Prirazlomnaya offshore rig. Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all operations on the rig are being undertaken as standard, with all measures necessary being taken to protect employees from COVID-19. This landmark shipment was undertaken by the Mikhail Ulyanov tanker — several return trips to the Prirazlomnaya rig being necessary to despatch a consignment comprising 70,000 tonnes of oil. The vessel typically...

26 May 2020
The Prirazlomnoye project

The Prirazlomnoye project The development of the Prirazlomnoye field marks the first oil production project on the Russian Arctic Shelf. History Offshore regions (the continental shelf) — and the Arctic Shelf, in particular — are among the most difficult areas of all to develop: which is why meaningful ...

19 May 2020
Gazprom Neft produces its 13 millionth tonne of oil at Prirazlomnoye

Gazprom Neft’s Prirazlomnoye project continues to develop, demonstrating consistent and sustainable production volumes. Over the course of six years’ uninterrupted operation, the Prirazlomnaya platform has, already, produced 13 million tonnes of ARCO oil, with 19 wells having been drilled. In 2020, Gazprom Neft specialists are due to build and commission three further wells at Russia’s first ever offshore project in the Arctic. The platform is currently in full operation, as normal. Under the company’s...

16 April 2020
Gazprom Neft expands production in the Arctic

....5-billion bcm-pa compressor station, a 47-km gas pipeline, and an underground APG storage facility at the Zapadno-Messoyakhskoye field are due to be commissioned in 2020 as part of developing gas infrastructure on this project. Production volumes at the Prirazlomnoye field remained stable throughout 2019, at 3.14 tonnes of oil. More than 12 million tonnes of ARCO (Arctic) oil have now been produced over the six years in which the Prirazlomnoye platform has been in continuous operation in the Barents ...

24 March 2020
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