OGK Group joined forces with NovaDrilling

OGK Group (Ob”yedinennaya Gorno-servisnaya Kompaniya), the leading Russian service holding company in the mining industry, joined forces with NovaDrilling.

OGK Group and NovaDrilling, which specializes in exploratory core drilling from the surface at deposits of solid minerals, completed the consolidation process within the united holding company OGK Group.

NovaDrilling is a drilling company that performs core drilling of vertical and inclined wells, including those in complex geological sections and provides support services for geological prospecting. Modern rigs in the NovaDrilling’s fleet allow drilling at depths up to 1,500 meters. In its production activities, NovaDrilling strives to follow high standards of safety, health and environmental protection. The company is certified for compliance with ISO standards for the quality management system, occupational health and safety, and environmental management. It implements projects in the Republics of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

NovaDrilling will continue to operate under its brand. NovaDrilling will focus on exploration in the Central Asian region, which contains significant global reserves of solid minerals, particularly ores of non-ferrous, ferrous and rare metals. This move will allow NovaDrilling to become a reliable partner for regional mining companies.


Andrey Lapin, General Director of JSC OGK Group

“NovaDrilling joining the holding company corresponds to the long-term development strategy of OGK Group. Impressive expertise of OGK Group in exploratory drilling at ore deposits, experience in managing projects of different complexity, on the one hand, and NovaDrilling’s accumulated competence, on the other hand, create production and managerial synergies at the new stage of the Group’s development.

Damir Kyzir, CEO of NovaDrilling:

“NovaDrilling and OGK Group have joined forces to provide high-quality drilling services in Central Asia. With the growing demand for high-tech drilling, especially deep and geotechnical drilling in the region, this partnership is an organic development for both companies.”


OGK Group (Ob”yedinennaya Gorno-servisnaya Kompaniya) is the leading Russian diversified holding company in the mining industry; a full-service company offering an integrated approach to the development of solid minerals deposits at all stages from exploration to processing: it carries out all types of exploration and exploratory drilling, drilling and blasting operations, excavation and transportation of rock mass. In addition, it acts as a contractor for major Russian subsoil users. OGK Group is ranked among the world’s top 10 drilling companies specializing in exploratory drilling, according to the authoritative international magazine Coring Magazine by the results of 2021.

NovaDrilling is a drilling company from Kazakhstan specializing in exploration core drilling of vertical and inclined wells in complex geological sections. It provides exploratory drilling services to global mining and metallurgical companies developing ore deposits in Kazakhstan. The company has a modern fleet of drilling equipment from leading mining equipment manufacturers, particularly Epiroc and Sandvik, which allows exploratory drilling at greater depths. The company pays special attention to safety, health and environmental protection standards.