Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy

formerly Urengoygazprom

100 per cent ownership by Gazprom

News and events

Contacts

8 Zheleznodorozhnaya St.

Novy Urengoy

Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, 629307, Russia

(+7 3494) 94-84-09

(+7 3494) 22-04-49 fax

gdu@gd-urengoy.gazprom.ru

urengoy-dobycha.gazprom.ru

Head of PR and Media Relations Service

Natalya Kitsova

Head of PR and Media Relations Service

(+7 3494) 99-67-31
(+7 3494) 23-53-30
(+7 3494) 99-67-44 fax

n.a.kitsova@gd-urengoy.gazprom.ru

Management

Alexander Koryakin is Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy.

He was born in Chelyabinsk on July 2, 1968.

Education

Alexander Koryakin graduated from Perm Polytechnic Institute in 1992, majoring in Oil and Gas Field Development. He received an MBA degree from International Management Institute St. Petersburg in 2006.

Professional experience

1985−1988

Military service in the USSR Army.

1988−1992

Mechanic at the automated loading system of the Kungur oil terminal, Perm Directorate of the State Commission for Oil Products of the Russian Soviet Socialist Republic.

1992−1993

Fifth-class oil and gas production operator, oil and gas production foreman of the Gas Production Operations and Control Service at the Nadymgazprom Production Association (Nadym, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area).

1993−1994

Computer operator at the Social Security Fund for Students and Postgraduates of Perm State Technical University (Perm).

1995–1997

Gas production foreman, Deputy Head of the Operations Service of the Nadym Gas Production Directorate at Tyumentransgaz (Novy Urengoy, YaMAA).

1997–2002

Deputy Head of gas production site No. 8, Head of gas production site No. 3V of the Oil and Gas Production Directorate at Yamburggazdobycha (Novy Urengoy, YaMAA).

2002–2007

Deputy Head of gas production site No. 2S, Head of gas production site No. 3S of the Oil and Gas Production Directorate at Yamburggazdobycha (Novy Urengoy, YaMAA).

2007–2012

Head of the Oil and Gas Production Directorate at Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg (Novy Urengoy, YaMAA).

2012–2015

Chief Engineer, First Deputy Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy.

2015

Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar.

Since October 2015

Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy.

Titles and awards

  • Gazprom’s Merit Certificate (2003);
  • Russian Energy Ministry’s letter of commendation (2004);
  • Russian Gas Society’s Merit Certificate (2009).

Company history

On December 5, 1977, the USSR Gas Industry Ministry issued an order to establish the Urengoy Gas Production Association (Urengoygazdobycha, renamed as Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy on February 1, 2008).

On April 22, 1978, the company’s first comprehensive gas treatment unit (CGTU) was put into operation. A mere month later, the first billion cubic meters of Urengoy gas from CGTU-1 entered the pipeline. By 2016, Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy’s total amount of extracted gas exceeded 6.7 trillion cubic meters. No other company in the world has ever produced such an immense amount of gas from a single gas field.

On June 6, 1966, Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field – one of world’s largest – was discovered in northern Tyumen Region

On June 6, 1966, Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field – one of world’s largest – was discovered in northern Tyumen Region

Scientists, engineers, well drillers, gas producers, builders, and transportation workers made enormous efforts to quickly construct Urengoy oil and gas complex in difficult natural and climatic conditions of Extreme North

Scientists, engineers, well drillers, gas producers, builders, and transportation workers made enormous efforts to quickly construct Urengoy oil and gas complex in difficult natural and climatic conditions of Extreme North

Major activities

Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy’s major activities include geological exploration and hydrocarbon feedstock production and treatment.

Gas well cluster at Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field

Gas well cluster at Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field

The company has licenses for geological exploration and development within the Urengoyskoye, Pestsovoye, Severo-Samburgskoye, Yuzhno-Pestsovoye, Zapadno-Pestsovoye and Vostochno-Padinskoye fields, as well as the Cenomanian deposits of the Severo-Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field.

Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy’s area of operation

Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy’s area of operation

In the course of establishing the Urengoy energy complex within and outside the Arctic Circle, Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy commissioned 22 comprehensive gas treatment units (including 16 units for Cenomanian gas, five units for Valanginian gas, and one for Achimov deposits), two oil production facilities, 20 booster compressor stations, five gas cooling stations, and two compressor stations for associated petroleum gas utilization. Over the years, the company laid more than a thousand kilometers of interfield pipelines and built a robust industrial infrastructure ensuring a reliable operation of oil and gas production facilities.

Compressor station for associated petroleum gas utilization at central oil gathering facility No. 1

Compressor station for associated petroleum gas utilization at central oil gathering facility No. 1

Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy was among the first gas production companies to give up the practice of low-pressure gas flaring. By commissioning compressor stations for associated petroleum gas utilization at central oil gathering facilities, the company achieved efficiency in using associated gas and reduced harmful emissions, which helped significantly increase the reliability of oil production systems.

Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy’s gas production site No. 16

Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy’s gas production site No. 16

Control room at Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy’s gas production site No. 16

Control room at Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy’s gas production site No. 16

Gas production site No. 1 at Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field

Gas production site No. 1 at Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field

Environmental policy

Environmental protection is a priority for Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy. Since the company pays great attention to nature conservation, in 2012 it adopted the Environmental Policy of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy, which is based on Gazprom’s Environmental Policy.

Taking and preserving nature’s treasures

Taking and preserving nature’s treasures

The Environmental Policy seeks to improve the company’s environmental management system, which is primarily aimed at ensuring environmental safety at the Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field.

Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy takes a balanced approach toward its operational goals, striving for sustainable use of natural resources and nature conservation in the areas where the company’s production facilities are located.

By taking systematic and large-scale efforts to adopt advanced technologies, the company not only ensures its material, technical and energy resources are used effectively, but also minimizes harmful environmental impacts.

Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy strives to preserve environmental balance in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area

Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy strives to preserve environmental balance in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area

Social policy

It is prestigious to work for Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy, largely thanks to the fact that the company provides a high level of social security for its employees.

Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy offers prestigious jobs

Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy offers prestigious jobs

The company has all the conditions for fruitful work and good rest: employees and members of their families are provided with highly qualified medical care. Modern cultural and sports centers of Novy Urengoy are at their disposal.

Gazprom for Children program: tour at Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy’s Labor Glory Museum for students of boarding school for indigenous peoples of Russia’s North (Samburg, Purovsky District)

Gazprom for Children program: tour at Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy’s Labor Glory Museum for students of boarding school for indigenous peoples of Russia’s North (Samburg, Purovsky District)

Every year, ensembles made up of the company’s employees win awards at well-known international competitions, along with Gazprom’s corporate Fakel Festival, the most popular festival among Gazprom subsidiaries. Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy’s athletes demonstrate outstanding performance in citywide, regional and international contests and Spartakiada Games.

Corporate Fakel Festival for amateur ensembles and performers from Gazprom’s subsidiaries and organizations

Corporate Fakel Festival for amateur ensembles and performers from Gazprom’s subsidiaries and organizations

Snowmobilers from Fakel Technical Sports Club successfully participate in nationwide and international competitions

Snowmobilers from Fakel Technical Sports Club successfully participate in nationwide and international competitions

The company provides assistance to small indigenous peoples of the North, as well as a number of children’s institutions and non-governmental organizations in Novy Urengoy and beyond. Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy places an emphasis on federal, district and citywide programs aimed at improving the quality of life in the region and helping the city and district thrive.

Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy helps indigenous population of Yamal Peninsula

Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy helps indigenous population of Yamal Peninsula

Prospects

Among the company’s biggest achievements of recent years is the development of the Achimov deposits with an extremely complicated geological structure, located at a depth of up to four kilometers with an abnormally high formation pressure and high gas condensate content. The Achimov deposits were first developed by Comprehensive Gas Treatment Unit No. 31 that was brought onstream in 2008 at block 1A of Achimgaz, a joint venture formed by Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy and Wintershall Holding.

Gas condensate production site No. 2 at Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field

Gas condensate production site No. 2 at Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field

In 2009, Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy was the first of Gazprom’s subsidiaries to start pilot production at high-tech gas condensate production site No. 22 for extracting hydrocarbon feedstock from the Achimov deposits of the Urengoyskoye field. In the near future, the company plans to add one more workshop to the site and build another Achimov production complex.

Gas extraction from Achimov deposits at Urengoyskoye field’s gas condensate production site No. 22

Gas extraction from Achimov deposits at Urengoyskoye field’s gas condensate production site No. 22

Gas condensate production site No. 22 at Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field

Gas condensate production site No. 22 at Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field

Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy’s further prospects are linked to the development of new fields in the Yamal Peninsula.

Gas production site No. 10 at Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field

Gas production site No. 10 at Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field