The important milestone. Extraction of the 20-millionth tonne of oil in Novoportovskoye field
14:14 25 июня 2019
Категории: News in English
The accumulated production in Novoportovskoye oil, gas, condensate field, which is developed by “Gazpromneft-Yamal”, made 20 million tonnes of oil. This information was given to the news agency “Sever-Press” in “Gazpromneft-Yamal”.
Since the beginning of 2019 the level of extraction in Novoportovskoye oil, gas, condensate field increased in comparison with the analogous period of last year by 17%, the average daily rate reached 21 thousand tonnes. It became possible owing to introduction of modern approaches to organizing of extraction at all stages — from construction of wells to transportation of raw materials — and coordinated work of the collective. In total, according to the business plan, about 8 million tonnes of oil will be extracted in the arctic extractive field in 2019.
6 productive layers, where the main amount of oil reserves is concentrated, are developed in Novoportovskoye field. There are 230 wells in operation, 49 of them are multilateral wells. Construction of multilateral wells is continued, non-ball-and-socket technologies of hydraulic fracturing are being introduced. Use of proactive geosteering and other projects allowed improving efficiency of drilling and reducing time of construction of wells on an average by 21%. In total, 297 wells were drilled during development of the field, the total drilling progress made 1 million 200 thousand meters.
Organizational and production processes in Novoportovskoye field are being improved with help of digital technologies. The company developed its own information products, which make it possible quickly to obtain data and to exclude inefficient operations from the production chain. IT-projects are being successfully implemented in drilling; digital tools are increasingly used in control over processes of oil extraction. Organizing of the production control center and creating of an integrated model of the field allowed reducing unplanned losses on an average by 20%, increasing efficiency and quality of decisions taken by the multidisciplinary team.
“Extraction of the 20-millionth tonne of oil in Novoportovskoye field is an important production milestone for the enterprise. It allows speaking about professional maturity of the team, serious tasks for the future. The nearest plans include reaching by the asset of its peak capabilities. Digital transformation and introduction of modern technologies will ensure maximum efficiency of this process. Today the powerful oil cluster has been formed on the basis of the unique production infrastructure and logistic scheme of Novoportovskoye field. “Gazprom Neft” plans to use successful experience gained here to extend the portfolio of arctic projects and to increase the share of Yamal oil in the company’s total production”, said Aleksey Ovechkin, the director general of “Gazpromneft-Yamal”.
Novoportovskoye is one of the largest oil, gas, condensate fields being developed on the Yamal Peninsula. It is located behind the Polar Circle far away from transport pipeline infrastructure. Recoverable reserves of Novoportovskoye field of categories C1 and C2 make more than 250 million tonnes of oil and condensate and 320 milliard cubic meters of gas with consideration of Paleozoic sediments.
By its qualities oil from Novoportovskoye field is referred to the category of light ones, with low content of sulfur (about 0.1%). Investments to development of Novoportovskoye field have made more than 300 milliard rubles since the beginning of fulfillment of the project. 11 objects of production infrastructure were input to operation during this time.