Russian Projects

Novy Port

The operator of the Novy Port project is LLC Gazprom Neft Novy Port. Gazprom Neft has a stake of 90% in the company. Hydrocarbon reserves according to international standards (proved + probable) amounted to 127.1 mn TOE as of 31 December 2014. A total of 170,000 tonnes of oil has been extracted since the launch of the Novoportovskoye field.

Information about reserves at the Novoportovskoye field
PRMS proved probable
Oil + condensate, mn t 46.2 42.7
Marketable gas, bn m3 28.1 19.5
Total, mn TOE 68.8 58.3

Project geography

The Novoportovskoye oil and gas condensate field is the northernmost of the Yamal oil and gas condensate fields under development and is located in the southeast of the peninsula in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District (250 km north of Nadym and 30 km from the Gulf of Ob). The nearest railway station Payuta is 200 km away (only by winter roads).

Project history


Discovery of the Novoportovskoye field.


In order to consolidate this field within Gazprom Neft, the license and assets of the Novoportovskoye field were separated into LLC Gazprom Neft Novy Port, which was established as a result of reorganisation via a spin-off from LLC Gazprom Dobycha Nadym.

Gazprom Neft confirmed the feasibility of establishing year-round oil exports from the field by sea.


Testing conducted on exploration wells with positive results far exceeding expectations.

Construction completed on the first phase of the Oil Central Production Facility (CPF).

The field entered the stage of pilot operation in December.

Drilling started on Multi-well Pad No. 2.


First winter shipments of oil by road began from the field in February.

First well drilled at Multi-well Pad No. 1.

First hydraulic fracturing operation performed in the Yamalsky District of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.

All operating activities transferred to LLC Gazprom Neft Novy Port in July.

Preparations completed on conceptual solutions for geology and development with respect to the distribution of wells and gas injection into productive strata, and solutions approved for energy supplies and the transportation of oil, gas and condensate.

Contract concluded for the transhipment of oil during the 2014 summer period.

Cooperation agreement concluded with Rosmorport.


The Reservoir Development Plan for the Novoportovskoye field was defended.

Testing programme completed on exploration wells with positive results. Oil flow rates of up to 90 tonnes per day obtained for some wells with the volume water cut of the products not exceeding 10%.

A production drilling programme began (Multi-well Pads No. 3 and 3.1).

The Company’s Investment Committee approved funding for Phase 1 of the Project.

First summer shipment of oil by marine tanker fleet, marking the first time raw commodities were exported from the field by sea and sent to European consumers. Over the entire period, a total of 101,035.722 tonnes of oil were shipped by four tankers instead of the planned 82,500 tonnes. Favourable conclusion obtained from the State Expert Evaluation Department on facilities to be built in 2015: the CPF (5.5 mn tonnes per year), the Delivery and Acceptance Facility (5.5 mn tonnes per year), the Oil Delivery Pipeline. Line 2 (diameter of 530 mm, length of 103 km), 110-kV overhead power lines (length of 103 km), the Gas Turbine Power Plant (stages 1 and 2 — 96 MW), the Oil Loading Terminal (40,000 tonnes per day) and the Compressor Station with a Complex Gas Treatment Unit (7.2 bn m3 per year).

Range of work completed to lay an underwater pipeline and install pilot poles during the summer period as part of the construction of an oil loading terminal.

Documents sent to the Russian Ministry of Energy to receive tax incentives on the export duty.

Maximum validity period for the preferential MET rate on oil extended from 2016 through 2021 for subsoil resource sections on the Yamal Peninsula in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.

The development of the fields of the Far North both on land and offshore play an important role in the long-term development strategy of Gazprom Neft. We have been working on setting up a new production cluster in the north of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District for several years now. It includes complex and capital-intensive projects since the lack of infrastructure and harsh climatic conditions require an individual approach to each one. However, in the near future these fields in particular will become a growth point that will make an important contribution to the increase in production by Gazprom Neft to 100 mn TOE per year. The start of summer shipments of Novy Port oil opens a new channel for the transportation of raw commodities — by sea. The experience gained from utilising this route will help us implement all the scheduled plans and begin the year-round commercial development of the Novoportovskoye field in 2016.

Alexander Dyukov Chairman of the Management Board of OJSC Gazprom Neft

Project development plans

The commercial operation of the field is slated to start in 2016.

Depending on the geological structure of the reservoir, Jurassic deposits (41% of reserves) are to be developed using horizontal wells and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing, while Neocomian deposits (reservoirs of the Novy Port group — 36% of reserves) are to be developed using horizontal wells with the length of the horizontal section ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 metres.

Share of Gazprom Neft in the production of oil, gas and hydrocarbons at the Novoportovskoye field
Share in the oil production of LLC Gazprom Neft Novy Port, 1,000 t Share in the associated gas production of LLC Gazprom Neft Novy Port, mn m3 Share in the hydrocarbon production of LLC Gazprom Neft Novy Port, 1,000 TOE
2014 148.101 0.008 154.525
2013 15.957 0.005 19.686
2012 6.037 0.003 6.039
2011 - - -
2010 - - -


Gazprom Neft and TNK-BP have established a joint venture to develop the West Messoyakha and East Messoyakha fields in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. Gazprom Neft is the operator of the project. The decision was made to establish a joint venture due to the scale of the project and the complexity of its implementation. Managing strategic assets directly, shareholders have the opportunity to make key decisions quickly and efficiently while relying on the experience and technologies of two of Russia’s largest vertically integrated oil companies (VIOC). Given the acquisition of TNK-BP by OJSC Rosneft OC, the Company’s new partner in the project has been OJSC Rosneft OC since 2013.

Gazprom Neft has a 50% stake in the project. The field had PRMS standard reserves (proved + probable) of 72.6 mn TOE as of 31 December 2014. Commercial production is expected to begin at the Messoyakha fields in 2016 with peak oil production coming in 2022-2023 and peak gas production in 2020. The maximum production peak may be up to 8 mn TOE per year. Most of the reserves are made up of heavy, high-viscosity oil.

Information about reserves at Messoyakha fields
PRMS proved Probable
Oil + condensate, mn t 6.4 66.2
Marketable gas, bn m3 0 0
Total, mn TOE 6.4 66.2

Geography of the project

The Messoyakha fields are the northernmost among all known Russian oil fields on land. The Messoyakha group is located 340 km north of Novy Urengoy on the Gydan Peninsula in the Tazovsky District of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District in an arctic climatic zone and a region with poor infrastructure. The main logistical feature of Messoyakha is the lack of oil and gas transportation services. This problem is to be solved by the construction of the Zapolyarye-Purpe oil pipeline with total length of approximately 500 km. OJSC AK Transneft is handling the design and construction of this oil pipeline. Along with the construction of the Zapolyarye-Purpe oil pipeline, LLC Gazpromneft-Development has begun construction on an oil delivery pipeline from the East Messoyakha oil and gas condensate field to Initial Pumping Station 1 of the Zapolyarye-Purpe oil pipeline.

Project history


Discovery of the Messoyakha fields.


First oil obtained from the East Messoyakha field in October as part of a pilot project.


Winter oil exports in the amount of 3,708 tonnes (100% share of CJSC Messoyakhaneftegaz).

Concepts approved for the geology and development of the field, land infrastructure and logistics.

The first Reservoir Development Plan for the East Messoyakha field was prepared and approved by the Central Committee for the Development of Mineral Fields (CCD of Rosnedra).

As part of preparations for the pilot development of Messoyakha, Gazprom Neft completed the drilling of 17 production wells and 3 water wells at Multi-well Pads No. 1, 2 and 4 in 2012-2014. Out of 12 production wells, 6 ended with a horizontal shaft of more than 1,000 metres. In addition, drilling was completed on 4 exploration wells under the 2014 geological exploration programme and 17 objects were tested.

Engineering preparations were made in full in 2014. Key infrastructure facilities (CPF, gas turbine power plant, delivery and acceptance facility, oil delivery pipeline, field support base, rotational residential facility, repair and maintenance base) were provided with land allotment, design documentation, a state expert evaluation and constriction permit, and contracts were concluded for construction and installation work. Contractors performed the planned volume of contraction and installation work in 2014 (CPF, GTPP, DAF, oil delivery pipeline).

The programme for the winter delivery of material and technical resources in the 2013-2015 seasons was implemented in full.

Share of Gazprom Neft in oil, gas and hydrocarbon production at the Messoyakha fields
Share in the oil production at the Messoyakha project, 1,000 t Share in the associated gas production at the Messoyakha project, mn m3 Share in the hydrocarbon production at the Messoyakha project, 1,000 TOE
2014 1.854 1.854
2013 0.211 0.211
2012 - - -
2011 - - -
2010 - - -

Project development plans

The pre-drilling of operation wells is to begin in 2015 for the start of the full-scale development of the East Messoyakha field. Construction and installation work will continue on the main infrastructure facilities.

The supply of the first oil from Messoyakha to the trunk pipeline system is planned for the fourth quarter of 2016.


The Prirazlomnoye oil field is the first project involving the development of Russia’s Arctic shelf. LLC Gazprom Neft Shelf holds the license for the development of the Prirazlomnoye field, the offshore field of the Timano-Pechora Petroleum Province which is most ready for commercial development and is part of the Gazprom Neft development strategy. The project lays the groundwork for the further development of the hydrocarbon deposits of the Arctic zone of Russia’s continental shelf.

The project includes the construction of an offshore ice-resistant fixed platform (OIFP), coastal infrastructure and an oil spill response system, the establishment of a sea-based transportation and technological system and the drilling of 20 production wells, 12 injection wells as well as a special injection well to recycle sludge and other drilling waste.

Objectives of the project

  • to establish an economically viable asset.
  • to enhance expertise in the development of fields in the Arctic zone of the continental shelf.

Gazprom Neft serves as the operator of the Prirazlomnoye project. As of 31 December 2014, the field had total recoverable PRMS reserves (proved + probable) of 51.1 mn TOE.

Information about the reserves of the Prirazlomnoye field
PRMS proved probable
Oil + condensate, mn t 15.1 34.3
Marketable gas, bn m3 0.7 1.5
Total, mn TOE 15.7 35.4

Geography of the project

The Prirazlomnoye field is located in the shallow southeast shelf of the Barents Sea (in the Pechora Sea) at depths of 18.0-20.5 metres and is adjacent to the coastal plain of the Bolshezemelskaya Tundra in Russia’s exclusive economic zone some 55 km from the coast to the north of Varandey, 240 km to the northeast of Naryan-Mar port on the Pechora River and 980 km to the east of Murmansk.

Project history


Discovery of the Prirazlomnoye field.


Current reserves estimate conducted based on the results of the drilling of production well RN 17.

One millionth barrel of the new ARCO (Arctic Oil) blend produced.

For the year, oil extraction from the production well RN 17 totalled 263,200 tonnes (projected — 1,150,000 tonnes), while the production (loss) of APG totalled 12.3 mn m3.

Injection well IN 4 was drilled and sludge well SHL1 is in the process of drilling.

Work performed to re-process and re-interpret 2D and 3D seismic materials.

Geodynamic monitoring performed around the area of the Prirazlomnaya OIFP.

Complex geotechnical measures performed for the underwater survey of abandoned and mothballed wells previously drilled at the field and a general assessment of the adjacent water area around the Prirazlomnaya OIFP.

Work completed to further study the core of exploration wells previously drilled at the Prirazlomnoye field.

Insert: Gazprom shipped the first batch of oil produced at the Prirazlomnoye field.

Project development plans

Geodynamic monitoring around the area of the Prirazlomnaya OIFP.

Complex geotechnical measures for the underwater survey of abandoned and mothballed wells.

Continued drilling of production wells.

Selection and analysis of Triassic sequence core and fluids for the geological feasibility study of sludge disposal.

Start of pilot projects to determine the feasibility of the industrial disposal of waste drilling mud, sludge and other process waste into rock formations,

Updating of the Project Document for the field’s development.

Share of Gazprom Neft in oil, gas and hydrocarbon production at the Prirazlomnoye field
Oil production at the Prirazlomnoye project, 1,000 TOE Associated gas production at the Prirazlomnoye project, mn m3 Hydrocarbon production at the Prirazlomnoye project, 1,000 TOE
2014 90.957 0.058 91.004


The project to develop the Kuyumba group of fields is one of the largest in the Gazprom Neft portfolio. OJSC Rosneft OC serves as a partner in the project, which includes licenses for the right to the geological study, exploration and production of hydrocarbons within the Kuyumba, Tersko-Kamovsky, Kordinsky and Arbakupchinsy license areas (LA) as well as a license for the right to the geological study of the Podporozhny LS located in the Baykitsky District of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. The license owner is LLC Slavneft-Krasnoyarskneftegaz. The field features a complex geological structure: tectonic blocks with various levels of gas-oil contact and water-oil contact, a high degree of irregularity in the reservoir properties and an extremely low level of porosity around 1-2%.

The project aims to supply oil to the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean oil pipeline system via the Kuyumba-Tayshet oil pipeline. The project is to enter the commercial development stage in the fourth quarter of 2017 — the time when the trunk oil pipeline is to launch. The target markets are Asian countries. The oil quality is expected to be comparable with that of Brent oil.

Gazprom Neft has a 50% stake in the project. Recoverable oil reserves from the fields within the perimeter of the Kuyumba project amount to 114.2 mn TOE according to PRMS standards (proved + probable).

Information about reserves at the Kuyumba field
PRMS proved probable
Oil + condensate, mn t 5 .7 108.5
Marketable gas, bn m3 0 0
Total 5.7 108.5

Geography of the project

Administratively, the Kuyumba oil and gas condensate field is located in the Baykitsky Municipality of the Evenkiysky District of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. The field is part of the Yurubcheno-Tokhomskaya oil and gas accumulation zone within which oil and gas content is associated with Riphean carbonate sediments. The territory of the Kuyumba field is located in complex natural and climatic conditions. The area has virtually no developed infrastructure. There are no permanent roads within the work area. The nearest populated area is the district centre — the village of Baykit, which is located on the right bank of the Podkamennaya Tunguska River some 150 km to the northwest. The nearest railway station is Karabula to which a railway branch runs from the Trans-Siberian Railway and which is located on the left bank of the Angara River at a distance of 45 km from the village of Boguchany and 560 km from the work area. The main means of transportation are winter roads, helicopter or river. The Podkamennaya Tunguska River is navigable for two weeks of the year.

Project history


Start of oil production at the field.


Start of work at pilot sections. The main objectives of the pilot development phase aimed to minimise geological risks and uncertainties as well as fine-tune well construction technologies. At Pilot Development Site-1 and Pilot Development Site-2, productivity was confirmed when a horizontal shaft was run across the main fracture line with respect to the horizontal shaft running alongside. The maximum flow rate reached at Well No. 104 was 159 m3 per day and 131 tonnes per day of water-free oil.


Based on the ranking of reserves and their degree of exploration, the complex project was divided into four phases (by sections, the fourth phase is the Exploration Programme). In order to launch commercial development in the fourth quarter of 2017, a section was allocated with the most studied reserves of the Kuyumba LA — Phase 1.1, which supplies the infrastructure facilities of the first start-up complex.


Oil re-injected into the productive horizon as part of a maximum hydrodynamic study programme in order to compile initial data for hydrodynamic modelling and routine analysis. This solution made it possible to conduct prolonged well flow-back operations and obtain additional information on the dynamics of oil, liquid and gas production.

New updated geological model of the Kuyumba field coordinated as part of work for a reserves estimate and oil recovery factor feasibility study (RE and ORFFS). A RE was performed at the Yurubcheno-Tokhomskoye field (within the Tersko-Kamovsky LA).

3D hydrodynamic pie model made for the actual data and forecast calculated of the main technological parameters of development. Parameters of an „average well” determined and the oil, liquid and gas production profile was updated.

Oil production totalled 85,500 tonnes for the year.

Drilling completed on 4 exploration wells.

Drilling completed on 9 horizontal wells at pilot development areas.

3D seismic surveys completed in full — 1,100 km2.

2D seismic surveys completed in full — 600 running metres.

Report completed by LLC Gazprom VNIIGAZ on the selection of facilities for temporary underground gas storage.

Conceptual design prepared for the construction of field facilities.

RE and ORFFS on the Kuyumba oil and gas condensate field prepared and submitted to the Federal Budgetary Office State Committee for Mineral Reserves (to be defended in 2015).

Following facilities commissioned: a fire station, a road from Well K10 to Well K219 and an access road to Multi-well Pad No. 5. Construction completed on the facilities of Multi-well Pad No. 1.

Contracts concluded and design work started on facilities of the first start-up complex and the general layout.

Work completed and materials prepared for an expert evaluation of the project in order to transition Phase 1.1 from the Selection stage to the Identification stage (expert evaluation conducted from 21-23 January 2015).

Maximum validity period for the preferential MET rate on oil extended from 2017 through 2021 for subsoil resource sections of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

Project development plans

The planned deadline for the submission of a new design document for the development of the Kuyumba field for consideration by the CCD of Rosnedra is March 2015. The updated design document will take into account the information obtained on the pilot development areas, the results of geological exploration and the reserves estimate of 2014.

Continued work at Pilot Development Sites 1, 2, 3 and 4

Interpretation and processing of 2D and 3D materials with the data of the 2013-2014 surveying season.

Field seismic surveys using the 3D common depth point method at the West Kuyumba area on 172.3 km 2 and at the Kuyumba area on 197.8 km2.

Preparation of documents to receive export duty incentives.

Commercial production at the Kuyumba field is to begin in 2017 with peak oil production coming in 2029-2031 and may total up to 10.8 mn tonnes per year.

Share of Gazprom Neft in oil, gas and hydrocarbon production at the Kuyumba field
Share in oil production of LLC Slavneft-Krasnoyarskneftegaz, 1,000 TOE Share in associated gas production of LLC Slavneft-Krasnoyarskneftegaz, mn m3 Share in hydrocarbon production of LLC Slavneft-Krasnoyarskneftegaz, 1,000 TOE
2014 86.284 0.899
2013 31.932 0.508
2012 22.228 0.444
2011 32.019 0.286
2010 32.603 0.755


The project operator is CJSC Northgas. CJSC Northgas holds the license to the North Urengoy LA.

In 2014, Gazprom Neft became the trustee of a 50% stake in CJSC Northgas that is controlled by the Gazprom Group. Thus, Gazprom Neft now has a 9.1% stake in CJSC Northgas.

Information about reserves of CJSC Northgas
PRMS proved probable
Oil + condensate, mn t 2.3 0.8
Marketable gas, bn m3 20.0 3.7
Total, mn TOE 18.3 3.8

Geography of the project

The North Urengoy oil and gas condensate field is located at a distance of 140 km from Novy Urengoy.

Project history


The start of the commercial operation.


CJSC Northgas commissioned a condensate de-ethanisation unit in December.

Condensate de-ethanisation unit launched at the CGTP of the North Urengoy field.

Project development plans

Overall gas and condensate treatment capacity at fields to amount to more than 31 bn m3 per year in 2016. Natural gas from the fields will enter the Unified Gas Supply System, while gas condensate will be fed to a condensate pipeline to the Yurkharovo-Purovsky condensate treatment plant (CTP).

Share of Gazprom Neft in oil, gas and hydrocarbon production at the fields of CJSC Northgas

Share in gas production of CJSC NORTHGAS, mn m3

Share in oil production of CJSC NORTHGAS, 1,000 t

Share in hydrocarbon production of CJSC NORTHGAS, 1,000 TOE

2014 500.247 58.097 459.796


The project operator is OJSC ARCTICGAZ, a wholly owned subsidiary of LLC SeverEnergia. OJSC ARCTICGAZ holds licenses for the Samburgsky, Yaro-Yakhinsky, Yevo-Yakhinsky and North Chaselsky LAs.

In January 2014, Gazprom Neft increased its stake in LLC SeverEnergia. As a result of the transaction, Gazprom Neft’s effective ownership share of SeverEnergia increased to 45.1%.

Information about reserves of LLC SeverEnergia
PRMS proved probable
Oil + condensate, mn t 57.3 41.4
Marketable gas, bn m3 313.3 164.6
Total, mn TOE 308.9 173.6

Geography of the project

SeverEnergia comprises 3 gas condensate and 2 oil projects (as well as an option for potential exploration for oil and gas condensate fields) located in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District approximately 150 km from Novy Urengoy..

Project history


Gazprom Neft and OJSC NOVATEK set up the joint venture LLC Yamal Development in July in order to implement joint projects involving the development of oil and gas condensate fields in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.


Ceremony held in April to mark the start of the commercial operation of the first stage of the Samburgskoye oil and gas condensate field, which belongs to LLC SeverEnergia. Samburgskoye is the first field of LLC SeverEnergia at which commercial hydrocarbon production has begun. Gas treatment capacity amounts to 2.3 bn m3 per year. A second stage with similar capacity was launched in December 2012.


Launch of the third line of the Samburgsky CGTP. Urengoy CGTP built and commissioned.

Total of 116 production wells drilled.

3D seismic survey fieldwork concluded at the Yevo-Yakhinskoye and Samburgskoye fields. Data being processed and interpreted.

Samburgsky CGTP reached full capacity.

First stage of the oil treatment unit launched at the Samburgskoye field.

First and second stages of the Urengoy CGTP launched.

Construction being completed on the Yaro-Yakhinsky CGTP.

Gas and condensate treatment and transportation facilities launched at the Samburgskoye and Urengoy fields (Samburgsky LA) as of early 2015.

Project development plans

Main production facilities of OJSC ARCTICGAZ to be fully built and commissioned in 2015.

CGTP to be launched at the Yaro-Yakhinskoye field in April 2015.

Overall gas and condensate treatment capacity at fields to amount to more than 31 bn m3 per year in 2016. Natural gas from the fields will enter the Unified Gas Supply System, while gas condensate will be fed to a condensate pipeline to the Yurkharovo-Purovsky condensate treatment plant (CTP). The development of the Yaro-Yakhinskoye and Samburgskoye fields also involves the development of oil rims with connection to the Zapolyarye-Purpe oil pipeline under construction.

Share of Gazprom Neft in oil, gas and hydrocarbon production at the fields of the LLC SeverEnergia
Share in gas production of LLC SeverEnergia, mn m3 Share in oil production of LLC SeverEnergia, 1,000 t Share in hydrocarbon production of LLC SeverEnergia, 1,000 TOE
2014 3,446.476 878.864 3,538.003
2013 1,320.944 184.281 1,179.483
2012 470.081 62.953 421.645

Chona project

The establishment of a new production centre for Gazprom Neft in Eastern Siberia is one of the strategic areas of the Company’s work. A distinctive feature of the entire region is the low degree of geological exploration. Therefore, the new precise data that we are obtaining from using and combining various advanced methods of geological exploration allows for creating the most effective model possible to develop these fields and commence commercial oil production within a few years.

Vadim Yakovlev First Deputy CEO of OJSC Gazprom Neft

The Chona project consists of two modules: South (the Ignyalinsky license area) and North (Vakunaysky and Tympuchikansky license areas). The cumulative hydrocarbon reserves of the Chona project are estimated at 62.9 mn TOE. The project operator is LLC Gazpromneft-Angara. Gazpromneft provided 10% of the funding for the first stage of geological exploration at the South module, which was completed in the first half of 2014. The share of Gazprom Neft in the funding of work for the North module is 100%.

Information on the reserves of the Chona project
PRMS proved probable
Oil + Condensate, mn t 1.8 17.6
Marketable gas, bn m3 7.2 47.1
Total, mn TOE 7.5 55.4

The fields of the Chona project are characterised by a complex geological structure and require the use of unconventional methods of geological exploration. When conducting geological exploration work, the Company employs unique technologies that include high-resolution 3D UniQ seismic surveys (Schlumberger technology) and the method of integrating seismic and electrical exploration data.

The planned start date of commercial operations at the field is 2020.

Geography of the project

Geological exploration is being conducted as part of the Chona project, which includes three fields — Ignyalinskoye, Tympuchikanskoye and Vakunayskoye, all located on the border of the Irkutsk Region and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

Project history


3D seismic surveys performed using UniQ technology at three fields over an area of 500 km2.

Electrical exploration work conducted in the amount of 2,500 running metres.

Four exploration wells drilled.

Re-testing conducted of four previously drilled wells.


Total of 900 km2 of 3D seismic work performed as part of the Chona project in 2014, including 600 km2 using UniQ technology.

Five exploration wells drilled and tested.

Overachievement of reserve growth plan.

Maximum validity period for the preferential MET rate on oil extended from 2017 through 2021 for subsoil resource sections of the Irkutsk Region and Republic of Sakha.

Project development plans

Update of the resource base and identification of effective technologies to penetrate terrigenous and carbonate deposits.

Performance of 3D seismic surveys (1,050 km2).

Identifying effective technologies to penetrate carbonate and terrigenous deposits (conducting hydraulic fracturing at 3 wells).

Drilling and testing of 4 exploration wells.

Electrical exploration work (5,200 running km).


The development of offshore projects is a strategic objective facing Gazprom Neft. While continuing geological exploration at the Dolginskoye oil field, Gazprom Neft is expanding its expertise in the implementation of offshore projects.

Vadim Yakovlev First Deputy CEO of OJSC Gazprom Neft

Geography of the project

The Dolginskoye oil field, which is located on the shelf of the Pechora Sea some 80-110 km from the shore, was discovered in 1999. The sea depth near the field ranges from 40-55 metres. 2D seismic surveys have been conducted at the field over an area of more than 11,000 running metres as well as 3D seismic surveys over an area of 1,600 km2. Drilling has been completed on three exploration wells — two in the North Dolginskoye field and one in the South Dolginskoye field. No PRMS reserves estimate was conducted. Gazprom Neft has a 100% stake in the field.

Project history


Discovery of field.


OJSC Gazprom adopts strategy for the oil business under which all oil assets of OJSC Gazprom, including on the Russian shelf, are to be consolidated within the perimeter of the Gazprom Neft Group. The subsoil use right to the Dolginsky license area was obtained by LLC Gazpromneft-Sakhalin.


Gazprom Neft performed feasibility studies and proposals for the commercial development of the Dolginskoye oil field in which leading Russian and global companies were hired to assess the geological and economic appeal of the active.


Programme for the Industrial Development of the Dolginskoye Oil Field successfully defended and approved as a concept for its development in June by the Central Commission for Subsoil Resource Use and Licensing Management of OJSC Gazprom.

OJSC Gazprom and LLC Gazpromneft-Sakhalin concluded an operator’s contract in September to perform work on the geological exploration, industrial development and operation of the field.


License for the right to use the subsoil resources of the Dolginskoye oil field consolidated at the OJSC Gazprom Neft subsidiary — LLC Gazpromneft-Sakhalin, which meets all the requirements of legislation for offshore operations.

As part of license obligations, preparations under way for the construction of exploration wells during the navigation seasons of 2014 and 2015.


3-CD well drilled and tested.

Non-commercial hydrocarbon flow obtained.

Existence of gas condensate deposits identified. In this regard, Dolginskoye is an oil and gas condensate field with potential gas productivity in P1-C3.

LLC Gazpromneft-Sakhalin obtained a license for the Severo-Zapadny license area located in the Pechora Sea.

Project development plans

Updating of the geological model of the Dolginskoye field based on 3-CD well drilling results.

Design of additional seismic surveys to update the oil-bearing capacity of the Devonian complex and assess the potential synergistic effect from the joint development of the Dolginsky and Severo-Zadapny license areas.

Preparation of a geological exploration programme taking into account changes to the perimeter of the project.

New projects

Gazprom Neft has only been working in the Orenburg Region for a few years, but our production volume in the region has almost tripled over this period. We continue to increase this indicator so that it reaches 8.5 mn tonnes of hydrocarbons per year by 2020.

Vadim Yakovlev First Deputy CEO of OJSC Gazprom Neft

Areas and fields acquired in 2014

  •  In 2014, Gazprom Neft acquired 100% of LLC YUGRA-INTEK, which owns the license for the development of the Kuvaysky license area in the Orenburg Region. The LA has a total area of 140 km2, and seismic surveys were previously carried out there. LLC Gazprom Neft Orenburg is still conducting geological exploration in order to clarify the reserves of the asset. The acquisition of the Kuvaysky area, which is adjacent to the Tsarichanskoye field of LLC Gazprom Neft Orenburg, will provide an additional synergistic effect from the use of oil treatment and transportation infrastructure as well as the recovery of associated petroleum gas. In late December 2014, drilling of Kuvayskaya Exploration Well No. 2 began with projected depth of 4,000 metres in order to penetrate the deposits. In early 2015, 3D seismic surveys will start being performed over an area of 230 km2 in order to study the structural plan of potential horizons of the section and prepare facilities for exploration drilling.
  •  Gazprom Neft obtained the right to use the Yagodny area, which is located in the Orenburg Region. The area has high value for the Company since its resource base will help maintain oil production levels at the enterprise. In 2015-2016, seismic surveys along with the processing and interpretation of field seismic survey materials are to be conducted in order to justify the area for deep exploration drilling in 2017-2018.
  •  In June 2014, the license was re-registered from OJSC Gazprom to LLC Gazpromneft-Sakhalin for the right to use the subsoil resources of the North Vrangelevsky subsoil resource area located in the eastern part of the continental shelf of the East Siberian Sea and in the western part of the continental shelf of the Chukchi Sea. The area is located in the assumed western extension of the Alaska Petroleum Province. According to the Russian Scientific Geological Oil Institute (FSUE VNIGNI), the resource estimate is 1.7 bn TOE. In 2015, an exploration programme is to be approved and a basin-based model of the area is to be created.
  •  In December 2014, licenses were re-registered from OJSC Gazprom to LLC Gazpromneft-Sakhalin for the right to use the subsoil resources of the Severo-Zapadny and Kheysovsky areas.
    • The Severo-Zapadny area is located within the Barents and Pechora Seas in close proximity to the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. The section has a total area of 9,866 km2. According to the estimates of LLC Gazpromneft NTC, the Severo-Zapadny area has resources of 845 and 278 mn tonnes of oil (geological and recoverable, respectively). There are 8 potential objects to be explored within the area. In 2015, the geological exploration design is to be approved and a basin-based model of the area is to be created.
    • The Kheysovsky area is located within the Russian part of the Barents Sea between the archipelagos of Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya. The section has a total area of 84,419 km2. D2 recoverable localised resources total 2,468 mn TOE, including 644 mn tonnes of oil, 1,766 bn m3 of gas and 21 mn tonnes of condensate. There are approximately 30 potential objects for exploration within the area.
  •  In May 2014, Gazprom Neft acquired 100% of LLC Gazprom Neft Shelf, which owns the license to the right to use the subsoil resources of the Prirazlomnoye field.