“Gazprom Neft” will examine Achimov deposits in Yamburgskoye field
14:59 1 марта 2018
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“Gazprom Neft” started geological survey of Yamburgskoye field for Gazprom in order to identify its prospects on Achimov oil deposits.
According to the information given to journalists by the director for geological prospecting of “Gazprom Neft” Aleksey Vashkevich, it will be the largest project in the company’s history in the sphere of geological prospecting.
According to him, this project has no analogues in history of “Gazprom Neft” by size. If to talk about this year, the company has already come to this field, this year the program includes reactivation and fulfillment of hydraulic fracturing, research and testing of three wells.
Aleksey Vashkevich adds that they are working in format of the operator of Gazprom. The task is to test the hypotheses and together with the parent company to define further format of movement in this project, as TASS reports.
The Achimov stratum includes lenticular sandy-silt layers irregular both in horizontal and vertical sense, located in the lower part of Cretaceous deposits practically directly above the oil parental Bazhenov suite. The Achimov stratum is widespread in the central zone of the West Siberian basin, the most powerful layers are revealed in Urengoy district of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
The decision on distinguishing of the Achimov stratum into a separate object of research and about the beginning of the project “Big Achimovka” was taken in “Gazprom Neft” in 2016. Work on creation of a regional geological model of the Achimov strata has been conducted since that time. Within targeted programs the company improves technologies of drilling and intensification of production in layers with complex geological structure and also considers opportunities of development of resource base.