Extractive fields of Yamal are drivers of growth of recoverable hydrocarbon reserves
15:29 13 марта 2019
Категории: News in English
By the results of 2018 the company “Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz” provided increase in recoverable hydrocarbon reserves by 40 million 700 thousand tonnes of oil equivalent. The reserve replacement ratio (RRR) made 166%. This is an indicator reflecting the ratio of added new reserves to production for the reporting period (a year). For sustainable development of the company the reserve replacement ratio should be at least 100%.
Recalculation of residual reserves in mature extractive fields and results of operational drilling contributed to increase in the resource base. Vyngapurovskoye and Muravlenkovskoye fields are the main drivers of growth — reserves on them increased by 22 million tonnes and 6 million 200 thousand tonnes of oil equivalent, respectively.
Also “Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz” conducts the complex of geological prospecting operations with use of innovative methods to search for hydrocarbons at its assets. In particular, the areal geochemical survey was performed on the territory in 3500 square kilometers in Vorgenskoye license area in 2018. This method allows defining the most promising areas for further geological prospecting operations. The company plans to expand use of this technology, as the corporate communications department of “Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz” informs.
“Strengthening of the resource base is the foundation for development of our enterprise and oil production of Yamal in general. We consider both additional study of extractive fields being already exploited and recently acquired sites with use of the newest achievements of the branch science and also possible replenishment of the asset portfolio at the expense of the undistributed subsoil fund as sources for further growth”, said Alexander Shushakov, the director general of “Gazpromneft – Noyabrskneftegaz”.