Welcome to the website of OAO Pana.
Pana is an exploration and mining company, with platinum group metals properties in the Kola peninsula, north-western Russia.
Pana was set up in 1992 by the Geological Institute of the Kola Scientific Centre (KSC), part of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Co-founders include also other institutes at the KSC, the Lovozero district administration, and AO Apatit, a major phosphate rock producer in the Murmansk region. There is also direct non-Russian participation in Pana through Pomor Petroleum Ltd, a UK-registered company, with private UK and Russian shareholders, which holds 10% of the shares of Pana, and through Pana's joint ventures with Barrick Resources and Bema Gold.