Drilling, Metals and mining

Geological exploration as a way of life

Urantsvetmet is a partner in the exploration projects of Norilsk Nickel, Alrosa, Polyus and other large and not very large Russian mining companies.

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In H1, production of drill pipes in Russia grew by 34.4%

In January-June this year, the manufacturing of drill pipes in Russia increased by 34.4% compared to the same period in 2015 to 25.8 thousand tons, according to the monitoring of the socio-economic

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Rosgeologiya has completed drilling works at the gold ore deposit Baranievskoe in Kamchatka

“North-Eastern production and geological union” JSC (Magadan, in the structure of Rosgeologiya) has completed drilling works at the Baranievsky gold ore deposit.

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Kopy Goldfields to increase resources in a search of the flanks of the Red deposits.

Swedish Kopy Goldfields, together with its partner on the development of gold deposits Red in the Irkutsk Region by "Vysochaishiy". They have decided to expand drilling on the flanks of the project.
The company notes that made it after positive drilling results on the first two stages. The amount of additional drilling will be 3.339 thousand meters.
"It will not affect the timing of the development of the project, but will make it possible to increase the resources. The cost of additional drilling will be taken from funds remaining from the previous steps," the report stated.

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Rosgeologiya has completed prospective drilling at perspective gold sites in North Osetiya

​The specialists of Yuzhgeologiya and Koltsovgeologiya (both in the structure of Rosgeologiya) have completed prospective drilling for alluvial gold at the Teplinsky and Arsikomsky ore fields in North Osetiya.
The main contractor is another enterprise of Rosgeologiya – Sevosgeolrazvedka (Vladikavkaz). The right to sign a contract was given on the results of the tender held by Rosnedra in June 2013.
In the first field season the works at the object Sevosgeolrazvedka found out perspective for gold areas. Channel sampling was held at the site.
Yuzhgeologiya couldn’t complete in full the order in August 2014 due to the climatic conditions as it is located at the height of 2-3 thousand m above the sea level.
In the new season Yuzhgeologiya and Koltsovgeologiya drilled 6 wells with the inclination of 75-90 degrees, depth of 200-300 m; 80% core sample collection was held at the ore site.
The enterprises reached the goal. Core sample collection reached 100%.

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"Surgutneftegas" launches into operation the first drilling rig produced by "Uralmash".

BU 4000/250 EK-BMCH rig of "Uralmash NGO Holding" production was commissioned on the East Surgut field.
This is the first of the ten rigs manufactured by "Uralmash NGO Holding" for "Surgutneftegas".

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UC Rusal thinks of Russian market growth

In 2015, the largest aluminum producer UC Rusal has staked on the development of the Russian market and the creation of aluminum-processing capacity in the country.
Thus, the company expects to launch - together with partners - mass production of cars, drill pipe, automotive components and other products with the use of aluminum.

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ChTPZ Group and Turkmenneft have closed the memorandum about commercial and scientific and technical cooperation

The working visit of the representatives of Turkmenneft concern to the enterprises of ChTPZ Group Alnas, Izhneftemash, Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant and Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant has resulted in the closure of the memorandum about commercial and scientific and technical cooperation. It binds the mutual interest of the sides in the complex cooperation, first of all, in connection with realization of the White Well project in Turkmenistan. The project of ChTPZ Group is unique for the domestic fuel and energy market because it presupposes the supplies of oil production equipment and further services. They provide for the simultaneous enlargement of nonfailure operating time at the whole underground part, with individual selection, production and service of the special complexes of electric submersible equipment and the pumping and compressor pipes for the abnormal well fund. It gives an opportunity to reduce the number of pulling and running operations, repairs and associated costs. Nonfailure operating time at a well of Tomskneft at the equipment made within the White Well project was over 365 days, thus, the average nonfailure operating time was exceeded at the well by 3 times. At twice of the well of Lukoil – Western Siberia, the period exceeds the standard result by over 30%. Under the memorandum, field testing will be held at 6 wells of Turkmenneft.
Under its results, the specialists of ChTPZ Group will define the most appropriate oil production equipment that will be supplied to Turkmenneft. First of all, it will be pumping and compressor, casing and oil pipeline pipes of different purposes with diameter from 57 to 426 mm.

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Pervouralsk Novotrubny Plant has dispatched first batch of generation-next casing pipes

ChTPZ Group has developed the production of high-marginal generation-next casing pipes at the Pervouralsk Novotrubny Plant. The latter has developed production of the new type-size of casing pipes, 139.7*10.54 mm with Premium screw of the next generation and its own development. The first batch of 120 tons was dispatched to Gazprom Production Nadym including P 110 pipes. The order was executed within 1.5 months

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New Enhancements to Rusmininfo,full story selector available in Russian

Rusmininfo is pleased to announce some further enhancements to the news service.This week we have launched a full story selection system in Russian so now every user can select the news they want to receive according to their exact parameters in both Russian and English for full e-mail alerts.
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