The opening ceremony for a new production site of Research and Production Factory Izmeron (forms part of the Bronka Group Holding) was
held in St. Petersburg.
The event was attended by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Alexander Beglov, Governor of St. Petersburg, Nikita Murov, Director General of the Bronka Group Holding, and Pavel Altov, Director General of Izmeron.
The Izmeron factory is among Russia's largest developers and manufacturers of downhole equipment for the oil and gas industry. Gazprom is the key customer for the products of the enterprise. For many years, the Company has been purchasing complexes of underground equipment from the factory, inter alia, for their use at the fields located in Yamal, Eastern Siberia, the Southern Ural, and southern Russia.
The parties actively cooperate in the field of developing cutting-edge high-tech domestic equipment. For instance, specially for Gazprom, Izmeron has launched the batch production of carbonic acid-resistant and hydrogen sulfide-resistant downhole equipment, which is currently in use at the Urengoyskoye, Orenburgskoye and Astrakhanskoye fields.
The participants of the opening ceremony took a tour of the factory's new production premises. The spaces and facilities they visited included the site for thermal treatment of billets; deep hole drilling machines and high precision machines for complex parts; and the equipment test benches that simulate downhole conditions (the pressure of up to 115 MPa and the relevant working temperature).
It was noted that due to this upgrade of the production capacities the enterprise can now increase the output of equipment and expand the lineup of its products from 50 to 200 items.
“The cooperation between Izmeron and Gazprom is long-standing and successful. The basis for this is, of course, the high quality of the products manufactured by the Izmeron factory. Downhole equipment is widely used by Gazprom during the pre-development of the Company's fields and during the creation of new gas production centers, that is, in Yamal, in Eastern Siberia, in the Far East. And this means that together we make a contribution to the energy security of Russia in the 21st century.
There is no doubt that the development of Izmeron means the development of the sci-tech capacities of Russia, the gas industry and our beloved city of St. Petersburg,” said Alexey Miller.