History

The Institute as we know it today started on February 3, 1966 as Tyumen Branch of the State All-Union Research and Development Institute of Natural Gases (VNIIGAZ) by the Order No. 145 of the USSR Ministry of Gas.

Ivan Karyagin, a first director of the Institute

Ivan Karyagin, a first director of the Institute

In May, 1971 it was transformed into Siberian Research, Development and Engineering Institute of Natural Gases (SibNIPIGas) under Tyumengasprom. In January 1973 the company received its current name TyumenNIIgiprogas. That was the time when development of giant Urengoi Field had just started, and the field became a testing ground for many original techniques and solutions by the Institute’s engineers. Deviated drilling was introduced, casing collapse in permafrost challenges were addressed. In 1983 TNGG engineers designed and supervised drilling and completion of the first slanted well in permafrost zone.

Tyumen branch of the VNIIGAZ. 1960s.

Tyumen branch of the VNIIGAZ. 1960s.

The 1980-s saw crystallization of integrated approach to petroleum development combining research, design and manufacture. TyumenNIIgiprogas Institute becomes the core of Research and Production Association NPO Tyumengastechnologia with several R&D Divisions and Experimental Plant.

Gazprom plc Board of Directors by its Ruling of January 14, 2002, appointed TyumenNIIgiprogas LLC Principal Authority in R&D support of gas operations in West Siberia.

In 2003 unique development program was prepared for Yetypur ans Vyngayakha fields as joint production facility. Commercial output of elecric coagulation water treatment stations Vodopad started that year too.

In the first unit of core handling and storage facility was launched in 2009, its design capacity is 70,000 meters of core plugs.

Automatic limited manning production facility for Cenomanian gas designed by the Institute for Muravlenko Field was set off in 2011. Gas treatment plant UKPG-N designed by TyumenNIIgiprogas was brought in service in Nyda Block of Medvejie Field with Experimental Plant as process equipment supplier.

Vingayachinskoye field

Vingayachinskoye field

In 2012, further to E&P work based on TyumenNIIgiprogas recommendations Ilbokich gas-condensate discovery came about in Krasnoyarsk Territory. The same year saw launching of Bovanenkov oil/gas/condensate field with its total fleet of production wells designed by TyumenNIIgiprogas. The projects developed by TyumenNIIgiprogas Company allowed commissioning of a start-up complex of 1A site of the Achimovsky deposits of the Urengoyskoe field. It will allow recovering incremental volumes of gas and gas condensate in the fields with declining production. Field development plans of Yamburgskoe oil and gas condensate field (Cenomanian deposits) and a Comprehensive project of the Zapolyarnoe oil and gas condensate field development are performed in 2013.