The new boundary. The ten-millionth tonne of oil was extracted in Messoyakha
16:14 15 мая 2019
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The company “Messoyakhaneftegaz” (the joint venture of “Gazprom Neft” and “Rosneft”) extracted the ten-millionth tonne of oil. This index has been achieved less than for three years of exploitation of the East-Messoyakhskoye field.
Within this time more than 300 exploitation wells were built on the territory of the license area. This information was given to the news agency “Sever-Press” in the company “Messoyakhaneftegaz”.
The total drilling progress exceeded 1100 kilometers. 14 thousand and 200 tonnes of oil are extracted per day.
For systemic increase in extraction amounts and increase in effectiveness of extraction of difficult reserves “Messoyakhaneftegaz” widely uses the entire row of technologies of oil inflow intensification. Among them there are operations of multiple hydraulic fracturing, polymer flooding and high-technological drilling.
Practically each third well in the field has multihole completion or fulfilled on the technology “fishbone”. In the beginning of this year the company input to operation the record “fishbone” with eight side holes. As we should note, “fishbone” is a structure of wells with multiple branches, which allows simultaneously draining reserves at different depths and considerably increases coverage of oil-saturated sections.
This year the company will continue preparing for exploitation of new equipment of the second stage of the central oil collection point with the total capacity 6 million tonnes and construction of objects of gas infrastructure within the project of rational use of associated petroleum gas by pumping it into the reservoir in the West-Messoyakhskoye field. In March the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use issued a license to the enterprise for construction of the underground storage of associated petroleum gas.
In addition, “Messoyakhaneftegaz” will continue to search for new promising areas. In 2019 it is planned to drill four exploration wells and to conduct seismic work on Achimov formations in the northern part of the East Messoyakha license area. On the operating exploitation fund the enterprise fulfills selection of optimal individual modes of work of wells, what will assist to increase in efficiency of oil production.
As we should note, the Messoyakha group of extractive fields includes the East Messoyakha and West Messoyakha areas located on the Gydan Peninsula of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. According to the proven hydrocarbon reserves, they are referred to unique ones. The project is fulfilled in conditions of limited access to transport and industrial infrastructure.
Licenses for both blocks belong to “Messoyakhaneftegaz”, which is controlled by “Gazprom Neft” and “Rosneft” on the parity basis. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin launched operation of the East Messoyakha field on the 21st of September in 2016 in the mode of the teleconference. In 2018 the annual production in the East Messoyakha field made 4 million 500 thousand tonnes of oil.