History

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Oil production in Bashkortostan commenced on 16 May 1932, when oil from well number 702, drilled by the team of M. I. Korovin, was pumped to the Earth’s surface. The initial flow rate from the well was about 20 tons per day.

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1700

Oil discovered in Bashkiria.

1911

An industrialist by the name of Sroslov begins prospecting for oil near the villages of Ishimbayevo and Kusyapkulovo.

1929

An expedition proposed by Russian Academy of Sciences member and geologist Ivan Gubkin sets out for Ishimbayevo under the leadership of the geologist and engineer Alexei Blokhin. The team concluded that further exploration in the region was highly promising.

1932

The discovery of the Ishimbaiskoye deposit marked the beginning of commercial oil production in the Republic of Bashkortostan.

1935

Construction started of the Ishimbayevo Refinery; Bashneft trust founded. The group incorporates the Ishimbayevo deposit and construction company, the Sterlitamak exploration company, an exploration and production company and several other assets.

1936

Construction of the Ishimbayevo-Ufa oil pipeline, the first in the Urals-Volga district.

1937

Tuimazinskoye deposit discovered; Tuimazy oil enterprise established; Ufa Oil Refinery (UNPZ) opens.

1944

Devonian oil discovered in the Tuimazinskoye field, expanding prospects for oil production in the Urals-Volga region.

1946

Bashneft production association founded, incorporating the Ishimbaineft, Tuimazyneft, Bashnefterazvedka and Bashneftestroy groups of companies; the Krasny Proletary and Ishimbayevo mechanical engineering plants; Bashnefteproject and Bashtechsnabneft.

1951

Novo-Ufimsky Oil Refinery (Novoil) commissioned. The refinery was built in anticipation of a dramatic increase in oil production in Bashkortostan.

1950

Discovery of the Konstantinovskoye and Leonidovskoye Devonian oil deposits and the multi-reservoir Shkapovskoye deposit in the eastern extension of the Serafimovsk formation.

1953

Exploratory drilling in the Birsk saddle; discovery of the Chekmagushevskoye terrigenous Devonian oil deposit.

1954

Discovery of the Mancharovskoye deposit.

1955

Discovery of the Arlanskoye deposit, the largest in Bashkortostan. By the end of 1955, the republic had become the Soviet Union’s leader in oil production by volume with over 15 million tonnes of crude.

1956

Construction completed on the Ufa Synthetic Alcohol Plant (UZSS, currently Ufaorgsintez), which became the first petrochemical plant in Bashkortostan and one of the Soviet Union’s largest producers of organic synthesis products.

1957

The third plant of the Ufa-based group of refineries, Ufaneftekhim, opens.

1962

The country’s first unit for hydrotreatment of diesel fuel (L-24-5) built at the Ufa Oil Refinery.

1967

Bashneft reports peak production of about 48 million tonnes.

1980

The billionth tonne of oil produced in Bashkortostan.

1995

The open joint-stock company Bashneft founded.

1998

Bashneft begins production in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District.

2005

JSFC Sistema (Sistema) buys large stakes in Bashkortostans main energy companies

2009

In March 2009, Sistema becomes the principal owner of 6 BashTEK companies. In December, Bashneft acquires from Sistema a controlling stake in PJSOC Ufaneftekhim, PJSOC Novoil, PJSOC UNPZ, PJSOC Ufaorgsintez, and PJSOC Bashkirnefteprodukt, and becomes the managing company of a new petroleum holding.

2010

Bashneft is for med as a vertically integrated, federal-scale, open joint stock oil company and becomes Russias leader in depth of oil refining, use of technical refining equipment (Nelson complexity index) and output growth.

2011

PJSOC Bashneft arrives in Timan-Pechora, having received a federal subsoil license for  a site that includes the R. Trebs and A. Titov deposits in the Nenets Autonomous District. In April, an agreement was signed with LUKOIL for the joint implementation of a project in Timan-Pechora.