In 2002 Sevmorneftegaz was set up to explore and develop the offshore fields located in the Pechora and Barents Seas. In 2008 Sevmorneftegaz split into two companies: Gazprom Neft Shelf was established for developing offshore oil and gas fields and Gazprom Dobycha Shelf – for developing gas, gas and condensate fields on the shelf. Gazprom holds 100 per cent of the Gazprom Dobycha Shelf equity capital.
Currently, the company faces a task of implementing strategically important projects to develop fields on the Russian continental shelf:
Shtokman gas and condensate field (Phase 2 and Phase 3) – on the Arctic shelf,
Kirinskoye gas and condensate field – on the Far Eastern shelf.
Moreover, the company was appointed as the engineering and construction client for the Gazprom Training Center (Murmansk) that provided training for specialists dealing with shelf projects.
Gazprom Dobycha Shelf has its representative offices in Murmansk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Saint Petersburg, and a branch in Nogliki urban type settlement (Sakhalin Region).
At all stages of the shelf gas and condensate fields development Gazprom Dobycha Shelf pays special attention to environmental security. The company’s activities are carried out in compliance with the Russian Federation environmental regulations as well as Gazprom’s Environmental Policy adhering to the existing environmental protection standards.
The nature of the Russian Arctic and the Far East is characterized by high sensitivity and exposure to man-made impacts. Therefore, the basic pre-condition for projects implementation involve meeting Russian and international environmental standards, eco-friendliness and preventing negative impacts on the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the Arctic zone when constructing and operating the Shtokman gas and condensate field facilities 13276.
For the first time in Russia the subsea technologies are applied during the development of the Kirinskoye field (part of the Sakhalin III project). Reliable subsea production equipment with no offshore surface structures enables to produce gas in icy waters or in major offshore production areas, conveying gas directly onshore. This provides for the elimination of some considerable risks that occur during such operations under severe natural and climatic conditions.
Environmental protection is one of company’s priorities
Gazprom Dobycha Shelf pursues a proactive social policy. The company runs a personnel training and retraining program, also is a trade union was set up. Moreover, the employer and employees are bound by the collective agreement aimed at providing the personnel with a high level of benefits, guarantees and compensations.
The company renders assistance to local population residing in the company’s activity area. Charity support has on many occasions been provided to children’s organizations of the Teriberka Settlement, to veterans, homefront workers and navy sailors.
Cultivating the future talent pool, the company is engaged in a large-scale career guidance process for schoolchildren and delivers financial support to the most talented pupils as part of the School – University – Company profession-oriented program.
Petroleum Engineering vocational class in public school No.10, Murmansk
The company’s business development strategy consists in the implementation of strategically important pioneer projects (the Shtokman gas and condensate field (Phase 2 and Phase 3) in the Arctic, the Kirinskoye gas and condensate field in Sakhalin), infrastructure development in the activity area, introduction of cutting-edge engineering and technological solutions aimed at offshore resources development under difficult climatic conditions.
The project for the Shtokman and satellite fields development will enable the company to create the largest Arctic center of gas production provided with raw material base and cutting-edge technologies.
The Kirinskoye field development will be one of the steps aiming at the Eastern Gas Program implementation. The Sakhalin Region will see a gas production center that satisfies the future needs of Eastern Russia and is appropriate for gas export to China as well as to other Asia-Pacific markets.
Sakhalin main compressor station, starting point of Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas transmission system