Gazprom Nedra conducted comprehensive emergency response exercises in the Arctic
On 17–19 October, Gazprom Nedra LLC organised large-scale integrated training exercises on emergency response during drilling of exploration and prospecting and appraisal wells on the shelf of the Kara Sea. The activities were carried out during the drilling of an exploration well, which is carried out with the involvement of the semi-submersible floating drilling rig Severnoye Siyaniye (operating company — Gazprom Flot LLC).
During the training exercise, the joint actions of Gazprom Nedra LLC and specialised companies in the event of potentially hazardous situations were worked out. The training exercise included the following scenarios: Medical Evacuation of a Simulated Victim by Helicopter, Man Overboard, Extinguishing a Simulated Fire, Containment and Elimination of Oil and Oil Products Spill. The emergency rescue vessel and the icebreaker of the Federal Budgetary Institution Marine Rescue Service, as well as transport and tug vessels and project support vessels, are involved in the activities.
The comprehensive high seas training exercises were successful. The scenarios were worked out in full, the interaction of the units was recognised as professional, and the readiness to respond to possible threats was complete.
In addition, the second phase of testing of the SeaDrone ME unmanned aerial vehicle, which was improved based on the results of testing in the last navigation season, took place. Experts tested the capabilities of a domestic drone that can be used to accompany exploration work in the Arctic.
“The implementation of offshore projects is one of the most important strategic objectives of the company. At the same time, modern technologies and strict adherence to industrial and environmental safety regulations are fundamentally important components of exploration work, especially in the Arctic ecosystem,” said Vsevolod Cherepanov, General Director of Gazprom Nedra LLC.
Gazprom Nedra LLC is a 100 % subsidiary company of PAO Gazprom and ranks among the major Russian multi-business oil and gas service companies. In 2019 Company production potential was expanded due to integration of Gazprom Georesurs LLC and Gazprom Geologorazvedka LLC assets.
The Company carries out a complete centrally managed cycle of exploration works in the RF and provides its clients with a wide range of unique geophysical and geoengineering services.
Gazprom Nedra LLC is the main source of Gazprom Group geophysical data in the sphere of raw materials production, reduction of operational expenses and geophysical activities efficiency evaluation, calculation of gas deposit and storage reserves, and environmental safety assurance.
Company subdivisions are located in all gas producing regions of Russia. Its staff totals over 4,500 people. Company administration offices are located in Moscow and Tyumen. The Company uses a