Operating results

In-house oilfield services

The Company continues its drive for expansion and improvement of its oilfield services to deliver high quality and gain a competitive edge. Using the in-house services as the Company's procurement pricing benchmark minimises the risk of overpricing by third-party contractors.


In 2020, the Company’s drilling service completed 6,533 thousand m of drilling (1,767 wells, including 28 exploration wells). The share of horizontal drilling reached 71% (+9 p.p. year-on-year).

The operating fleet of the Company’s drilling service as at the end of 2020 stood at 344 drilling rigs with an average age of 10 years. The Company has 296 drilling crews.

Horizontal drilling growth, %
Key Achievements
  • We expanded our mobile drilling business by acquiring 81 drilling rigs (new and used).
  • Rosneft successfully progressed with its programme to scale up the technology for drilling two-string horizontal wells with oil based mud.
  • RN-Bureniye participated in drilling the world's first horizontal well having 15 downhole splitters and a total length of 12,792 m at the Srednebotuobinskoye field of Taas-Yuryakh Neftegazodobycha using the fishbone technology.
  • A drilling crew of the RN-Bureniye’s branch in Nefteyugansk broke the industry record for the commercial monthly rate of well construction – 15,360 m per rig.
Well Workover and Servicing

Today, RN-Service is the largest company for well workover and servicing, with branches in 13 Russian regions. In 2020, it provided well servicing to 21 Rosneft’s upstream companies, covering 48% of Rosneft’s needs for well workover and servicing.

Actual orders processed per workover and servicing crew amounted to 57.5 per year (up 4.7% against the business plan target). Average service time reduced by 6.4% against the target.

Projects implemented in 2020

Since May 2020, RN-Yuganskneftegaz rendered services for comprehensive well preparation for hydraulic fracturing at RN-Yuganskneftegaz fields: seven units for hydraulic fracturing preparation and one unit for coil tubing preparation (141 pieces).

Construction and maintenance of winter roads for RN-Vankor (pilot area of the East-Tarkosalinskoye field in Purpe) in the season 2020/21 (21 pieces).

Hydraulic Fracturing

In 2020, 21 of the Company's hydraulic fracturing fleets were engaged in hydraulic fracturing operations at customer sites. All the contracted hydraulic fracturing fleets executed work at Rosneft's fields in 2020.

In the reporting period, 6,323 hydraulic fracturing operations were performed at the customer sites, 6.7% higher than the business plan target, which was 5,922. In 2020, the average monthly number of operations per fleet was 33. The Nizhnevartovsk branch achieved an average output of 40.4 hydraulic fracturing operations per fleet, and in August 2020 a record for this region was set at 56.9 operations per fleet.

Transportation Services

In 2020, RN-Transport maintained leadership in terms of the Company's demand share among Group Subsidiaries in the Upstream segment. 550 inefficient or unused machines were withdrawn from operation.

Key Achievements in 2020:

the average machine count –
7,835.3 vehicles;
services provided –
21,377.7 thousand
machine hours;
technical availability of the rolling stock –
share of the operating fleet upgraded –
general and specialised use vehicles supplied;
fleet utilisation rate –