Timeline

1996

Shell Salym Development B.V. and OAO NK Evikhon established Salym Petroleum Development N.V. (SPD) joint venture on a 50:50 basis to develop the Salym Group of fields.

1998

The Licences for the Salym Group of fields were reissued to SPD.

1999

The State Duma adopted a PSA list law.

2000-2001

SPD drafted a PSA and PSA Feasibility Study. The document was reviewed and approved by the TsKR (Central Commission on Field Development) of the Energy Ministry of the Russian Federation as the basis for negotiation on PSA terms.

2003

In view of changes in the Russian PSA laws SPD Shareholders took decision to proceed with the Salym Project under the tax/royalty regime.

2004 (April)

Started drilling first development well in West Salym.

2004 (August)

Drilled exploration well to the depth of 2,316 meters in Upper Salym, which indicated an oil-bearing sand.

2004 (December)

Started oil production from West Salym early wells, one year ahead of Licence Agreement schedule.

2005 (March)

SPD was awarded the Russian National Olympus Prize in the category for the Fuel and Energy sector.

2005 (April)

SPD Licences for Upper Salym and West Salym extended to 31 December 31, 2032 and December 31, 2034 respectively.

2005 (August)

Completed construction of 88 km-long oil export pipeline from West Salym to Yuzhny Balyk.

2005 (September)

SPD won in two categories of Black Gold of Yugra Annual Competition: as “The most dynamic enterprise with oil production volume of under 1 million tonnes” and “For social and economic partnership” and became a laureate in the category “For efficient management of subsoil.”

2005 (November)

West Salym brought on stream.

2005 (December)

Produced 100,000 tonne of oil from West Salym.

2006 (April)

SPD Supervisory Board decided to build a 45 MW Gas Turbine Power Plant at West Salym to generate electricity by utilising associated gas.

Drilled exploration well in West Salym to test the production potential of Achimov formation, which lies at a depth of 2,700-2,800 meters.

2006 (June)

Started drilling first development well in Vadelyp.

2006 (August)

Total amount of oil produced from Salym oilfields in 2006 reached one million tonnes benchmark.

Built the SPD funded new kindergarten for 210 children in Salym village. 

2006 (September)

SPD won as “The most dynamic enterprise with oil production volume of under 1 million tonnes” in the Black Gold of Yugra Annual Competition.

2006 (October)

Vadelyp brought on stream.

2006 (December)

Total amount of oil produced from Salym oilfields in 2006 reached two million tonnes benchmark.

2007 (January)

The total daily production from Salym oil fields exceeded 70,000 barrels per day production.

2007 (July)

The 200-th well was completed by SPD.

The total daily production from Salym oil fields exceeded 90,000 bbl (12,400 tons).

2007 (September)

SPD won in two categories of Yugra Black Gold Competition (“The most dynamic enterprise with oil production volume of under 5 million tonnes” and “For social and economic partnership”).

2007 (October)

Total daily production from Salym oil fields exceeded 100,000 bopd (14,000 tonnes per day).

2007 (November)

SPD and contractors reached a safety milestone of 4 mln man-hours without LTI (Lost Time Injury).

2007 (December)

The total oil production of Salym Petroleum Development N.V in Salym fields increased more than twice compared with 2006 and made 4.26 million tons.

2008 (April)

Total daily production from Salym oil fields exceeded 120,000 bopd (over 16,500 tonnes per day).

2008 (June)

SPD sets a new drilling record of 6.3 days.

2008 (August)

Total daily production from Salym oil fields exceeds 130,000 bopd (around 18,000 tonnes per day).

2008 (September)

SPD won in two categories of Yugra Black Gold Competition (“The most dynamic enterprise with oil production volume of under 5 million tonnes” and “For social and economic partnership”).

SPD sets a new drilling record of 5.6 days.

2008 (November)

Total daily production from Salym oil fields exceeded 140,000 bopd (over 19,200 tonnes per day).

2008 (December)

The total oil production of Salym Petroleum Development N.V in Salym fields increased 1.5 times compared with 2007 and made 6.3 million tons (45.5 million barrels).

2009 (January)

Total daily production from Salym oil fields exceeded 150,000 bopd (over 20,500 tonne per day).

2009 (April)

Total daily production from Salym oil fields exceeded 160,000 bopd (over 22,120 tonne per day).

2009 (July)

SPD sets a new drilling record of 4.54 days.

2009 (September)

SPD won in two categories of Yugra Black Gold Competition (“The most dynamic enterprise with oil production volume of above 5 million tonnes” and in the individual category “Best Oil & Gas Operator” – Denis Guzyaev).

2009 (December)

SPD became the bronze winner of Excellence in Project Integration Award made by the International Petroleum Technology Conference and Exhibition (IPTC).

2009 (December)

The total oil production of Salym Petroleum Development N.V in Salym fields made 7.65 million tons (55.3 million barrels).

2010 (April)

The 500-th well was completed by SPD.

2010 (September)

In the Black Gold of Yugra Annual Competition SPD won in the category “The Most Dynamic Enterprise”, and takes the 3rd prize in the category “For Social and Economic Partnership”. SPD employees Oleg Boyko and Nurulla Kalimullin were granted awards as the Best Oil and Gas Operator and the Best Operator in Oil Treatment and Transportation respectively.

2010 (December)

The total oil production of Salym Petroleum Development N.V. in Salym fields made 8.3 million tons (59.92 million barrels).

2011 (June)

The 600-th well was completed by SPD.

2011 (September)

In the Black Gold of Yugra Annual Competition SPD took the 3rd prize in the category “The Most Dynamic Enterprise”. SPD employees Oleg Ivanov is granted award as the Best Operator in Oil Treatment and Transportation respectively.

On September 25 SPD set a daily production record by delivering 25 597 tons (177 472 barrels) of oil, the highest daily production in the history of the company.

2011 (December)

The total oil production of Salym Petroleum Development N.V. in Salym fields made 8.4 million tons (61 million barrels).

2012 (February)

The 700-th well was completed by SPD.

2012 (May)

LPG plant constructed and operated by OOO “Monolit” was launched in West Salym.

2012 (September)

In the Black Gold of Yugra Annual Competition SPD took the 2nd prize in the category “The Most Dynamic Enterprise”. SPD employee Vasily Glazunov is granted award as the Best Operator in Oil Treatment and Transportation respectively.

2012 (December)

The total oil production of Salym Petroleum Development N.V. in Salym fields made 7.6 million tons (55.1 million barrels).

2013 (January)

The 800-th well was completed by SPD.

2013 (March)

SPD completed the field part of the large-scale 3D seismic program executed by SPD in 2009-2013 within a territory with a total area of 1,830+ km2.

2013 (April)

SPD got an award in the nomination ‘100 Best Operations In Russia. Environment & Environmental Management’ in the contest conducted within the scope of the 7th Russian Conference ‘Environment and Production. Future Development Of Economic Framework For Environmental Protection’.

2013 (December)

The total oil production of Salym Petroleum Development N.V. in Salym fields made 7 million tons (50.5 million barrels).

2014 (December)

The total oil production of Salym Petroleum Development N.V. in Salym fields made 6.55 million tons (47.1 million barrels).

2015 (August)

The 1000-th well was completed by SPD.

2015 (December)

The total oil production of Salym Petroleum Development N.V. in Salym fields made 6.1 million tons (43.9 million barrels).

2016 (May)

SPD got the license for geological exploration on Yuzhno-Yamskoy area in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra.