Seismic Operations Scheduled by Gazprom Nedra LLC for the 2022–2023 Surveying Season Implemented in Full
On 31 May 2023, Gazprom Nedra LLC held a Regional Meeting in Kostroma, focusing on the results of the seismic explorations conducted during the 2022–2023 surveying season.
During the recent surveying season, Kostromagazgeofizika and Tomskgazgeofizika, production branches of Gazprom Nedra, completed 3D CDPM seismic surveys over a total area of over 2300 km2 within the Gazprom Group’s licenced areas in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (YMAO), the Irkutsk and Amur Regions, and the Kamchatka Territory.
This was reported by Anatoly Mil, the Deputy Head of the Geophysics Exploration Department and Head of the Gazprom Nedra Field Geophysics Production Department, who emphasised the full implementation of the approved work schedule.
He noted that Gazprom Nedra LLC exploration seismologists made extensive use of innovative green seismic technology, thereby minimising human impact on the environment. The Company updated the Requirements for the technology and quality of field seismic surveys to ensure that the seismic surveys remained consistently accurate. Furthermore, company experts developed a financial and economic feasibility study and identified funding sources for the seismic structural subdivisions’ technical equipment programme.
Evgeny Nikonov, Deputy Director General of Gazprom Nedra LLC for Geophysics Exploration, highlighted that seismic exploration could be regarded as the most challenging of oil and gas industry operations, due to a variety of organisational, climatic and social factors. He praised the workforce of the company’s production branches and field crew for their ‘responsible, competent and well-coordinated’ efforts that delivered above-standard indicators for both labour efficiency and production safety.
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).