Gazprom Nedra Company Confirms Gas-Bearing Capacity of Kovykta Gas Condensate Field Southern Flanks

Gazprom Nedra LLC has successfully completed testing another prospecting well within the eastern part of the Chikansky licence area (Irkutsk Region), located at the boundary of the Kovyktinsky and Khandinsky subsoil areas. Efforts were made to refine the geological structure of Parfenovo horizon pay zones occurring in the southern part of the Kovyktinskoye gas condensate field (GCF).

Geological prospecting work within the Chikansky licence area

Geological prospecting work within the Chikansky licence area

Well testing resulted in a considerable production enhancement. Geological exploration works have proved high potential of the Kovyktinskoye GCF flanks (marginal zones).

In the course of the prospecting well construction, scheduled geological and geophysical works and studies were carried out. Also, core samples were taken from the Chorskaya formation, and the Parfenovo horizon reservoirs were assessed.


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 quality management system based on the GOST ISO 9001 standard, a health and safety management system in accordance with ISO45001 and an environmental management system which meets the requirements of the international standard ISO 14001:2015 (GOST R ISO 14001).