Background

Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan is a subsidiary of Gazprom focused on prospecting, exploration and development of hydrocarbon fields. The Levoberezhnaya part of the Astrakhanskoye gas and condensate field with an area of 1,360 square kilometers has been in operation since 1986. The field produces formation fluid with a high content of sulfur (25 per cent) and carbon dioxide (15 per cent).

The company has around 300 wells of various use, hundreds of kilometers of gas and condensate pipelines and flowlines, power lines and communication lines for remote operation and control of production operations, and 6 preliminary gas treatment plants under its responsibility.

The company’s capacities produce up to 12 billion cubic meters of gas annually. The hydrocarbon reserves within the licensed blocks of Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan allow the company to increase annual gas production to 48 billion cubic meters of gas, with up to 27 billion cubic meters of commercial gas to be fed into gas trunklines.

The Integrated Management System of Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan complies with four international standards: ISO 9001:2008 ‘Quality management systems. Requirements,’ ISО 14001:2004 ‘Environmental management systems. Requirements with guidance for use,’ OHSAS 18001:2007 ‘Occupational health and safety management systems. Requirements,’ and ISO 50001:2011 ‘Energy management systems. Requirements.’

The company has over 4,200 employees and is headquartered in Astrakhan.

The national competition is held by the Nadezhny Partner (Reliable Partner) Association jointly with the Russian Ecological Society with the official support from the Federation Council Committee on Agriculture and Food Policy and Environmental Management.