On October 24, 2021, Salym Petroleum Development N.V. (SPD) produced its 100 millionth ton of oil from the Salym fields since the start of the Salym project. It is symbolic that the milestone has been reached on the eve of the approaching Day of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra establishment. The flask with a portion of the jubilee tonne of oil will be donated to the Museum of Geology, Oil and Gas in Khanty-Mansiysk.

"The production of the 100-millionth jubilee ton of oil is a significant milestone in the history of the company and its contribution to the social and economic development of the region. This is a great result of the efficient teamwork of our people - professionals who achieve their goals over the years, taking on challenges and risks. SPD has an excellent potential for further growth and development. The current development plans opens opportunities to develop the Achimov deposits and new license areas. I am confident that new frontiers and successes lie ahead of the company," said Michael Collins, CEO of Salym Petroleum Development N.V.

The Salym project is one of the largest on shore projects with foreign capital in the Russian oil industry. The company is owned by Gazprom Neft and Shell on a parity basis. According to the 2020 rating of the Department of Subsoil Use of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous region – Yugra SPD ranks 6th among the leading oil companies operating in the region. The company produces 1.14% of Russian oil and 2.77% of Ugra oil. 

The company has been developing the Salym Group of oil fields (West Salym, Upper Salym and Vadelyup) in the Nefteyugansk region, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Ugra since 2003. In 2008, the company equipped the entire well stock with remote monitoring and control systems known as "Smart Fields", which now allow SPD to produce oil efficiently, even under the new external challenges and constraints.

Working actively to develop its resource base, the company expanded the territory of the West Salym field by adding the Vostochno-Shapshinskiy area. Successful exploration drilling at the Upper Salym field confirmed the high potential of the south-eastern area, dubbed by the company as the South Hub.

In 2016, SPD obtained a licence to conduct exploration and appraisal work in the Yuzhno-Yamskoy licence area in Yugra. In January 2019, following an auction, SPD acquired a new licence area Vostochno-Shapshinsky 1. In 2020 SPD acquired a licence for exploration, prospecting, and production of conventional hydrocarbon reserves at Salymsky 2 as a result of a decision by the shareholder companies Gazprom Neft and Shell.

The company continues to grow and excel in exploration and production projects, well construction, as well as in production management and digitalisation and efficiency improvement.

SPD has completed more than 1,500 wells, including the longest well in the company's drilling history - more than 5,000 metres. More than 500 km of infield pipelines have been built and commissioned. SPD also employs horizontal drilling technology, it is working a number of projects environmental footprint, as well as implementing multi-stage fracturing and other enhanced oil recovery methods.

The company is part of the modern industrial region and continues to contribute to its further development and prosperity by applying the most advanced technologies and years of experience, which synthesises the best practices of its shareholder companies.

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