Gazprom Neft joins forces with Sberbank to launch new joint drilling-equipment leasing project

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Gazprom Neft and Sberbank Leasing have entered into a series Cooperation Agreements as part of a joint project on providing drilling services. Pursuant to these agreements, Drillmec Drilling Technologies is to build three drilling rigs, which will be transferred to the current contractor for use at Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz facilities.

These modern drilling rigs will be constructed and commissioned in 2021, following which they will be transferred to management at Garant Service, a Gazpromneft-Nefteservis — Sberbank Leasing joint venture. This equipment will meet the latest industrial safety standards and advanced-technology criteria, increasing drilling speeds and cutting labour costs. Equipment partners’ key requirements include maximum automation of tripping operations, high-powered drilling pumps, an automated casing and drill-piping system, an automated tooling and equipment operating-time recording system, and the opportunity to utilise predictive analytics in improving efficiency in facility and plant maintenance.

As part of this pilot project contractor KAToil-Drilling will lease these rigs in drilling wells at Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz’ Vyngayakhinskoye field. Selection of the drilling contractor and equipment manufacturer was undertaken on a competitive basis. This project is being implemented under an agreement signed between Gazprom Neft and Sberbank in May 2018. This is the first time a strategy of this kind in procuring drilling equipment and managing drilling operations has been used in the Russian market.


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