The total length of the two wells is over eight kilometers, with one of them equipped with a domestically produced electronic submersible pump.

At the new facility, the company has already seen production at that well reach 1,760 tonnes per day.

Gazpromneft Shelf, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, executive director Gennady Lyubin said: “The commissioning of the first domestically produced electronic submersible pump on the Arctic Shelf is a landmark for Russian industry as a whole.

“It’s important to note that this facility has seen the fastest ever production speeds in the history of the Prirazlomnaya operation. We continue to improve production efficiency in developing the field, while following all industrial and environmental safety requirements, to the letter.”

 The Prirazlomnoye field, which is located in the Pechora Sea, is the first field on the Russian Arctic Shelf.

The company said that the commissioning of two wells brings the total number of wells currently in operation at the Prirazlomnaya platform to 10, which includes six production wells, two injection wells, and a absorption well.

Recoverable reserves of the Prirazlomnoye field are in the order of 70 million tonnes.

Gazprom Neft said that the Prirazlomnaya platform is equipped with technology in order to avoid any ingress of production of drilling waste into the sea.

A total number of 32 wells are estimated to be commissioned in the development of the Prirazlomnoye field.