Extraction in Novoportovskoye field will be increased. The new technology will allow “seeing” deposits under the ground
16:27 8 ноября 2018
Категории: News in English
A horizontal well with use of proactive geosteering was successfully drilled in Novoportovskoye field of the company “Gazpromneft-Yamal”. The well is situated in the district, where decrease in quality of geological reserves and low permeability of layers are observed. 97% of the well, the total length of which made 1457 meters, was drilled in the target reservoir of the layer owing to the technology.
Proactive geosteering is fulfilled with use of the complex of digital equipment, which becomes “the eyes” of oil workers under the ground. This information was given to the news agency “Sever-Press” in the press-center of “Gazpromneft-Yamal”. The equipment reads and transmits information about the boundaries and features of a productive formation; it allows increasing efficiency of drilling. Also use of the technology allows laying wells with the length of more than 1000 meters even in low-power productive formations.
For geologists and drilling specialists of “Gazpromneft-Yamal” the year of 2018 became a “training” year on oil extraction in difficult geological conditions, on areas with ambiguous geometry of deposits, where 3D seismic exploration had not been fulfilled. In such circumstances the company’s employees will have to ensure increase in the level of production of “black gold” in the next several years. Already next year the company plans to produce more than 8 million tonnes of oil in Novoportovskoye field.
“From 2012 to 2017 the company actively developed the western part of the field, where the main oil reserves are concentrated. Now our team faces a new challenge — to maintain drilling efficiency and production level in difficult geological conditions. We have already proved that this task is feasible, and it is not just about introduction of new technologies. Specialists from different subdivisions are working on the project as a single mechanism aimed at solving of the difficult and ambitious task”, Aleksey Ovechkin, the director general of “Gazprom Neft – Yamal” said.