For the First Time Ever, Gazprom Nedra’s Quality Management System Has Been Certified to PJSC Gazprom’s Standard

Gazprom Nedra LLC has successfully passed the certification audit of its quality management system, in compliance with STO Gazprom 9001–2018 Management Systems. Quality Management Systems. Requirements in PJSC Gazprom’s Voluntary Certification System (VCS) INTERGAZSERT, as confirmed by a relevant certificate of conformity.

It is the first time that the company has been awarded this document. The certificate applies to all activities of Gazprom Nedra LLC and its separate BUs, to works performed and products manufactured, including geological exploration and special works, geophysical research and well intervention, mud logging, and the design and production of geophysical devices and equipment. Following the award of the certificate, the company now has the right to refer to it when advertising its products and services.

In 2022, the company’s management made the decision to have Gazprom Nedra LLC’s quality management system prepared and then certified in compliance with STO Gazprom 9001–2018 in VCS INTERGAZSERT.

The certification process was completed under the guidance of the Deputy General Director and Chief Engineer of Gazprom Nedra LLC Vyacheslav Plotnikov; a number of important projects were carried out, namely: 10 standards and 2 amendments to the standards were developed, administration and branch specialists were trained and internal and diagnostic (preparatory) audits were conducted; there was also an audit by external auditors.

For the certification, an external audit was carried out in two stages by auditors from the Certification Association “Russian Register”, accredited by VCS INTERGAZSERT. During the first stage, the documents were reviewed and in the second stage, objective audit evidence was assessed by interviewing the company’s administration employees in Moscow and Tyumen, in Gazprom Nedra NTTs (Science and Technology Centre), production branch (PF) Severgazgeofizika, and the scientific and manufacturing branch (NPF) Tsentrgazgeofizika.

The external auditors reached the conclusion that the quality management system has been implemented at Gazprom Nedra LLC and ensures the effective functioning of the company. In addition, they noted the best practices of the quality management system in force at the company, such as the use of automated systems to monitor the functioning of processes, the introduction of an electronic document management system, the use of domestically developed software, as well as the creation of a Well Construction Centre (WCC) which coordinates the activities and organises the interaction of customers, contractors, and all services of Gazprom Nedra LLC. Potential areas for improvement of the quality management system were also identified; their implementation is to be assessed at the next audit in May 2024.

“Gazprom Nedra LLC’s Quality Policy defines that quality is the basis of our work and helps to secure the best results in the changing environment of this industry‑specific market, with a focus on process development and import substitution. Obtaining the VCS INTERGAZSERT certificate will be a great incentive for the further development of the company. This document is a clear indicator of the advanced professionalism of its management and employees and confirms the compliance of production business processes with the requirements of PJSC Gazprom’s quality standards, which are stricter than their international and national equivalents,” Vsevolod Cherepanov, General Director of Gazprom Nedra LLC, said.


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).