Gazprom Nedra Completes Arctic Drilling Operations Season

Gazprom Nedra completed the construction of a prospecting and appraisal well in the Kara Sea waters using the Arkticheskaya jack-up drilling rig. The rig has now been redeployed to its moorage station in the port of Murmansk.

The prospecting and appraisal well drilled with the Arkticheskaya jack-up drilling rig in the Kara Sea

The prospecting and appraisal well drilled with the Arkticheskaya jack-up drilling rig in the Kara Sea

The well tests showed flow rates of commercial gas from the producing formation in line with expectations.

This is the second project of Gazprom Nedra LLC completed in the Arctic in 2023.

In summer, the semi-submersible floating drilling rig Severnoye Siyaniye drilled and tested an exploratory well in the Barents Sea increasing the proven hydrocarbon reserves.

The rig redeployed to its moorage station in the port of Murmansk

The rig redeployed to its moorage station in the port of Murmansk

“The results of the completed navigation season proved the productiveness of the exploration work carried out on the Arctic shelf,” said Alexey Ovechkin, Director General of Gazprom Nedra LLC, “The completion of offshore projects imposes a great responsibility on the company to preserve the fragile ecosystem of the region. The construction of the wells meets the high requirements to the environmental and industrial 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).