Gazprom Nedra has organized an exercise in the Arctic

Gazprom Nedra (LLC) 19 September 2023 13:27 On September 15-16, Gazprom Nedra LLC conducted a tactical and special exercise to eliminate emergencies during the construction of exploration and evaluation wells on the Arctic shelf. The event was organized in the area of well construction by the Arctic self-drilling rig. In addition to the company's specialists, contractors working at the facility took part in it, emergency rescue and transport-towing vessels, support vessels, a helicopter and an icebreaker were involved.

The exercises were conducted in two stages. On September 15, emergencies that could potentially arise during the construction of wells on the shelf (fire on the drilling platform, oil spill, search and rescue of people in the open Sea) were simulated in the waters of the Kara Sea, and joint actions were worked out to eliminate them.

On September 16, as part of the second stage of the exercise, actions were worked out to search, monitor and change the trajectory of the iceberg, preventing the threat of its collision with the drilling platform. During the event, the selected ice object weighing about 150 thousand tons was towed, which ensured a change in the direction of its drift and passage at a safe distance from the conditional drilling point.

The results of the tactical-special exercise confirmed the compliance of the forces and means attracted by Gazprom Nedra LLC with the standards for safe exploration in the Arctic, as well as the readiness of the units involved in the event to respond to possible threats.


Gazprom Nedra LLC is a 100% subsidiary of Gazprom PJSC, a modern high—tech multidisciplinary service company of the Russian oil and gas industry.

The company centrally performs a full cycle of geological exploration in the territory of the Russian Federation and provides customers with a wide range of unique geophysical and geological and technical services.

Gazprom Nedra LLC is the main source of geophysical data of Gazprom Group in the field of optimizing the extraction of raw materials, reducing operating costs and evaluating the effectiveness of geophysical work, calculating reserves of deposits and gas storage facilities, ensuring environmental safety.

The company's divisions are located in 18 regions of the Russian Federation. Its staff consists of about 5,000 people. The company's administration offices are located in Moscow and Tyumen.

The company has a quality management system based on GOST ISO 9001, a health and safety management system in accordance with ISO 45001 and an environmental management system that meets the requirements of the international standard ISO 14001:2015 (GOST R ISO 14001).