Gazprom Flot

100per cent ownership by Gazprom


12A, Nametkina St.
117420, Moscow

+7 499 580-38-55


Yury Shamalov is Director General of Gazprom Flot.

He was born in Belarus on February 6, 1963.


Yury Shamalov graduated from the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, majoring in Oil and Gas Business Management. He also has a law degree.

In addition, Yury Shamalov holds a PhD in Economics.

Professional experience


Government official.

From 2007

Director General of Gazprom Flot.

Company history

Gazprom Flot is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom. The company was established in 1994 with the purpose of implementing a unified technical policy in the development of gas and oil fields on the Russian continental shelf. Gazprom Flot is structured geographically, with its headquarters seated in Moscow and branch companies located in Murmansk, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Polyarnaya Zvezda semi-submersible floating drilling rig in Sakhalin

Polyarnaya Zvezda semi-submersible floating drilling rig in Sakhalin

Major activities

The company’s major activities are as follows:

  • construction of exploratory and production wells on the continental shelf;
  • construction of offshore drilling rigs, specialized vessels and other floating facilities;
  • development and operation of onshore support bases and port infrastructure;
  • fleet management and commercial operation;
  • environmental monitoring.

Gazprom Flot meets all Russian and international requirements to companies operating on the shelf.

Arkticheskaya jack-up floating drilling rig

Arkticheskaya jack-up floating drilling rig

The company holds the licenses required to construct all types of wells onshore and on the continental shelf, to develop oil and gas fields, to transport passengers and cargo by sea, and to conduct field research and geophysical surveys in oil and gas wells.

Well testing successful, gas found

Well testing successful, gas found

Environmental protection

Gazprom Flot considers personnel safety and environmental protection its top priorities. The company is committed to ensuring environmental safety, which is why environmental impact assessments are conducted as early as during feasibility studies for exploratory well projects. Mandatory environmental monitoring is carried out with regard to various environmental aspects in the course of prospecting and exploration on the continental shelf. The resulting data are promptly processed and analyzed by experts, who then produce environmental impact forecasts for individual areas.

Neptun anchor handling tug supply vessel

Neptun anchor handling tug supply vessel

Social policy

Gazprom Flot is a socially responsible company that provides its staff members and their families with voluntary health insurance coverage, including health care services for pensioners and accident insurance.

Seamen of Gazprom Flot

Seamen of Gazprom Flot

Amazon jack-up floating drilling rig on horizon

Amazon jack-up floating drilling rig on horizon

The company makes continuous efforts to help strengthen the health of its employees in every Russian region where Gazprom Flot operates (Moscow, Kaliningrad, Murmansk, and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk), providing staff members with opportunities for regular fitness and sports training. Moreover, the company pays great attention to recreation for employees’ children.


Strategically, Gazprom Flot is focused on extensive geological exploration on the continental shelf where vast hydrocarbon reserves are concentrated. Another priority for the company is the further implementation of the program aimed at building a state-of-the-art and high-technology specialized fleet for the whole range of offshore operations, from hydrocarbon prospecting and exploration on the continental shelf to hydrocarbon transportation to end consumers.