Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk

formerly Geologo-promyslovaya kompaniya Kuznetsk

100 per cent ownership by Gazprom

Contacts

4 Oktyabrsky Pr.
Kemerovo, 650991
Russia

(+7 3842) 52-50-48  phone/fax

inbox@gazpromdk.ru

kuznetsk-dobycha.gazprom.ru

Evgeny Surin

Lead Expert for Order Execution Monitoring, PR and Media Relations

(+7 3842) 52-50-48

Management

Stanislav Zolotykh is Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk.

He was born on March 7, 1950, in Orenburg.

Education

He graduated from Kuzbass Polytechnic University, majoring in Mine Surveying.

Stanislav Zolotykh has a Doctor of Engineering degree. He has written more than 70 research papers.

Professional experience

1973–1990

Underground Mine Surveyor, Chief Mine Surveyor, Chief Engineer at Kuzbass coal companies.

1990–1999

Technical Director, Director General of the Belovougol concern.

1999–2002

First Deputy Director General (Deputy Technical Director) of the Kuzbassugol coal concern.

2002–2004

Director General of Sibir-Ugol (2002), concurrently serving as Director General of Kuznetsk Geological and Production Company.

2004–2008

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors for Kuzbass in Belon (2004), concurrently serving as Director General of Kuznetsk Geological and Production Company.

From December 2008

Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk.

Titles and awards

  • Full Cavalier of the Miner’s Glory badge;
  • twice winner of the Russian Government Award;
  • Kuzbass Order of Honor;
  • Medal for Labor Valor, Alexey Leonov Medal, and Academician Alexander Yanshin Jubilee Medal.

Company history

Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk was established on December 26, 2008, as a wholly owned subsidiary company of Gazprom on the basis of Kuznetsk Geological and Production Company.

In 2009, Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk completed the preparations for pilot methane production in the Kemerovo Region. Among other things, a parametric coalbed methane (CBM) well was drilled at the Taldinskoye coal field. It proved that the coal seams had high filtration characteristics.

Russia’s first CBM production facility at the Taldinskoye field was officially brought onstream in February 2010. The ceremony was attended by Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation, and Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee. The production facility is a testing ground where methane production and use technologies have been tested and adopted.

Between 2010 and 2012, Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk conducted geological exploration at the field, including a full range of engineering surveys, design works, construction of roads and bridges, laying of power transmission lines, and land preparation in the Naryksko-Ostashkinskaya area.

In 2011–2012, the company drilled 20 exploratory wells of the RN-1–RN-30 series, performed flow stimulation using hydrofracturing technologies, and began the phased development of coal beds to ensure sustainable gas production.

In 2013–2014, Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk constructed another four directional exploratory wells and Russia’s first two horizontal wells, which passed through the coal seam (RN-11g and RN-12g) and reached the borehole of the previously drilled vertical well (RN-10).

In 2014–2015, the company developed all of its wells and selected optimal production technologies, which resulted in gas production hitting a record high of 1.5 million cubic meters per month by the end of 2015.

By carrying out research & development activities and pilot projects, Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk proved it was possible to attain an economically feasible CBM production level.

Major activities

  • prospecting, exploration and production of methane and other hydrocarbons from coal seams;
  • preparation of feasibility studies for gas field development;
  • drilling of exploratory, pilot and production wells, as well as field pre-development;
  • construction and operation of CBM production facilities;
  • methane transportation and marketing in Russia;
  • R&D, design and survey activities, as well as production of science and technology deliverables.

Environmental protection

It is well known that natural emission of methane from the earth’s surface is one of the main adverse factors affecting the ozone layer. Therefore, the company’s production activities directly benefit the region’s environment. Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk pays the utmost attention not only to performance indicators but also to environmental issues. Compulsory reclamation of post-mining areas is performed, ground water catchment basins are closely monitored, drill cuttings are disposed of, etc.

The company operates in full compliance with the environmental legislation.

First spring cleanup in Naryksko-Ostashkinskaya area

First spring cleanup in Naryksko-Ostashkinskaya area

Social policy

Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk rigorously and consistently adheres to Gazprom’s common social responsibility principles with regard to the Company’s employees and within its areas of operation.

In its charitable activities, Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk gives priority attention to orphanages, boarding schools for orphans and children with disabilities, the Illustrated Books for Little Blind Children Charity Foundation, gift purchasing for orphans and children from poor families in Kuzbass on New Year’s Eve, and urgent medical care for children.

Employees of Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk visiting children from Kemerovo School No. 100 for Psychological and Educational Support and Medical Rehabilitation of Children with Musculoskeletal Disorders

Employees of Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk visiting children from Kemerovo School No. 100 for Psychological and Educational Support and Medical Rehabilitation of Children with Musculoskeletal Disorders

The company provides charitable assistance to student initiatives and patriotic campaigns. In addition, Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk has long-term agreements for social and economic cooperation with two Kuzbass districts – Novokuznetsky and Prokopyevsky – where the company produces methane. Pursuant to the agreements, Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk regularly makes financial contributions to various social projects and programs.

Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk is well aware that its employees are its main asset. This is why the company’s staff members are provided with ample opportunities for personal fulfillment and career growth. With decent wages, health and life insurance, an elaborate system of social benefits and allowances, emphasis on occupational health and safety, and staff education and training programs, the company is an exemplary guarantor of social protection for its employees.

Prospects

Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk is running the joint Innovative Project of the Administration of the Kemerovo Region and Gazprom for CBM production in the region. The project is focused on the following:

  • commercial CBM production in the amount of up to 4 billion cubic meters per year and the wider use of CBM in the power generation and NGV sectors;
  • provision of occupational safety for miners through preliminary degassing of coal seams in mines under construction and sustainment of methane withdrawal during mining operations.
Gas-fired coal truck refueled at CNG station of Taldinskoye CBM field

Gas-fired coal truck refueled at CNG station of Taldinskoye CBM field

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak examining Kemerovo Region’s exhibition stand with Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk’s model of coal and methane production facility. Third International Forum on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving (ENES 2014)

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak examining Kemerovo Region’s exhibition stand with Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk’s model of coal and methane production facility. Third International Forum on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving (ENES 2014)