The Prirazlomnaya Platform Confirmed a high level of Security

Accident rescue unit and rescuers certification Commission of The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation (Minenergo) has confirmed the full readiness of Gazprom PJSC freelance emergency rescue teams at the Prirazlomnaya platform to implement search, rescue, and gas rescue works, as well as rescue and emergency works related to fire fighting. The official document granting the right to conduct the listed types of rescue and emergency operations named the Certificate of Attestation, valid until 2021.

The necessary documentation check and a mandatory assessment of the formation’s actions during the tactical and special exercises carried out as part of the scheduled certification of the freelance emergency rescue teams.

As per scenario, a helicopter crashed into equipment at the upper deck of the Prirazlomnaya rig, causing a fire in the technological complex. The Commission of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation inspected the effectiveness of collaboration between the platform emergency operations center, freelance emergency rescue teams, and the services, involved in emergencies. Experts highly appreciated the level of teams’ immediate readiness, equipment and technical capabilities of rescuers.

“Gazprom Neft pays considerable attention to the production safety of the offshore fields, continuously investing in advanced technologies and improving the production culture. Thus, building the competencies of freelance emergency rescue team is an effective solution for the safe work at remote assets,” said Andrey Patrushev, Deputy General Director of Offshore Projects Development, Gazprom Neft.


Freelance emergency rescue teams, consisting of 48 employees of the Prirazlomnaya platform, was established in 2013. The activity of freelance emergency rescue teams is regulated by "Rules and regulations of the freelance emergency rescue team at ice-resistant fixed platform Prirazlomnaya, Gazprom Neft Shelf. Head of the emergency rescue team is the platform Director.

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