Gazprom Neft shared experience of the Shelf development at Norwegian forum

Gazprom Neft took part in the International conference Offshore Northern Seas 2018 (ONS 2018). ONS was held in Norway for the first time in 1974 and is one of the key industry exhibitions and conferences for the offshore oil and gas industry.

Andrey Patrushev, Deputy General Director of Offshore Projects Development, Gazprom Neft, presented the latest company’s achievements at the Russia Session. He spoke about the company’s best practices and high-tech technologies helping to make offshore production efficient and safe. Andrey Patrushev paid special attention to the success of the Prirazlomnoye field — the only project on the Russian Arctic shelf, where the commercial oil production is carried out. The Prirazlomnoye project entered an active phase in mid-2013, and up to date has produced more than 8 million tonnes of Arctic oil.

Another presented project is the Neptune field, which became one of the largest Russian discoveries on the continental shelf of Sakhalin Island in modern history. The approved hydrocarbon reserves comprise 415.8 million tonnes of oil (C1+C2).

“We are systematically increasing our competence in the field of exploration and production on the shelf. Gazprom Neft is constantly testing and looking for new solutions to improve our current processes, make it more efficient and safe. This way helps us to implement complex and high-tech projects, including being the first to start oil production on the Russian Arctic shelf. The theme of this conference was innovation, and many of our presented achievements were highly appreciated by the event participants,” said Andrey Patrushev, Deputy General Director of Offshore Projects Development, Gazprom Neft.


Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) exhibition and conference, founded in 1974, takes place every second year in Stavanger, Norway. The event includes an extensive exhibition, conference and seminars on issues related to the shelf development. In addition, ONS is a platform for numerous meetings between companies in the B2B format.

In 2018, the event took place on August 27-30 and was dedicated to the theme of innovation. Totally 68 174 people from 98 countries visited ONS 2018. The ONS Summit gathered 1,124 companies, more than 90 top leaders of governments, corporations and academia.

Neptun field, discovered in 2017, is located in the Ayashsky license block. The Federal Agency for Mineral Resources approved the hydrocarbon reserves of the Neptune field; it contains 415.8 million tonnes of oil (C1+C2) — a 1.6 fold increase.

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