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Friday, 30 April 2010

Capital Safety Partners with Standfast to Provide TRAM™ Fall Protection Systems

Capital Safety, home of the world-renowned DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands, and Standfast Enterprises USA LLC, a leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning height safety products, announce a partnership to market a full line of TRAM™ height safety systems. TRAM systems offer users mobility, stability and security atop tanker trucks, rail cars, and along gantries.

The TRAM system is comprised of the TRAM unit, rail, handhold, mounting hardware and body support. The system prevents falls on a platform or walkway and provides protection for the user while making the transition between the ladder and the platform or walkway. It is designed for use in various industrial, mining, defense, transport and other height-safety applications.

"Capital Safety's new partnership with Standfast allows us to expand our world-class line of fall protection products by offering a unique, user-friendly, safe and cost-effective system to our customers around the world," said Steve Jervis, Global Product Director of Systems and Anchors for Capital Safety. "This partnership expands our customers' access to the best fall protection equipment available for various applications, especially those which have been previously difficult to ensure safety of users."

"Standfast has a flexible, durable and simple-to-use product that the market is looking for," said Cameron Baker, president of Standfast USA. "Partnering with an industry leader allows us to reach a worldwide customer base with the trusted DBI-SALA brand and Capital Safety's reputation for support."


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Wednesday, 28 April 2010


First oil was extracted today at the Yu. Korchagin field in the Russian offshore of the Caspian Sea.

Vladimir Putin, Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, participated in the ceremony dedicated to the commissioning of this field.

The Yu. Korchagin field was discovered by LUKOIL in 2000. Its 3Р category hydrocarbon reserves exceed 270 million BOE. The maximum expected output is 2.5 million tons of oil and 1 billion cubic meters of gas annually. Between 2004 and 2009, LUKOIL invested a total of RUR 34.4 billion into field development. The Company expects to extract 343 thousand tons of oil till the end of the year.

The field's infrastructure includes the following facilities:

  • An ice-resistant stationary platform (IRP-1) equipped with a drilling complex that has a loading capacity of 560 tons to drill wells 7,400 meters deep. The number of wells is 30. IRP-1 was constructed at the Astrakhansky Korabel plant.
  • An additional ice-resistant stationary platform (IRP-2) for personnel accommodation. The living quarters can accommodate 105 people. Operation in the autonomous mode can reach 15 days. IRP-2 was constructed at ООО LUKOIL-Kaliningradmorneft's plant.
  • A subsea pipeline with a length of 58 kilometers, diameter of 300 millimeters, and a wall thickness of 16 millimeters.
  • A floating storage unit. The deadweight is 28,000 tons. It carries a crew of 25 men. The floating storage unit is mounted outside of the Caspian ice zone.

Oil will be transported from the area by shuttle tankers with deadweight of six to twelve thousand tons.

At the moment the third well is being drilled for water injection in order to maintain the formation pressure. The first well was drilled for oil extraction and the second one for extraction of associated gas that will be used for autonomous power supply to the facility.

The Company implemented a unique for Russia engineering and technological solution, which is drilling horizontal wells with a length exceeding 5 kilometers. Due to a regular radial location of the wells, it is possible to simultaneously drill in all productive formations. Monitoring of the drilling process is also conducted from the shore via satellite channel in the on-line mode.

During an oilfield construction LUKOIL conducted satellite monitoring of the northern part of the Caspian Sea. The satellite data were received by the Company's specialists in the quasi-real mode via the webservice LUKOIL-Kosmosnimki. The monitoring revealed no evidence of oil spills within the boundaries of the Company's license areas during the whole monitoring period.


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Monday, 26 April 2010

Baku Expo Centre opens with Caspian Oil and Gas 2010

The new 'Baku Expo Centre' will open its doors for the first time when it hosts the trade exhibition of the region's leading oil and gas industry event, Caspian Oil and Gas. The event will take place in the Azerbaijan capital from 1st to 4th June 2010. Baku Expo Centre is an international standard, purpose-built events venue. It provides over 30,000m2 of exhibition space and includes facilities for hosting conferences, meetings, seminars and presentations.

Mr. Edward Strachan, Executive Director of the ITE Group, which organises the exhibition and conference, said: "We are delighted that Caspian Oil and Gas will be the first event to be held in the new exhibition complex. It marks the beginning of a new chapter in the history of this highly respected event by providing excellent facilities and room for future expansion. It is testament to the strength of the Azerbaijan economy and the foresight of the government that, even through a testing economic period, the construction of the Baku Expo Centre has been completed. Baku is the Caspian region's commercial centre and with this new exhibition facility, it will reaffirm the Azerbaijan capital as the focal point of the region’s trade event activity too."

The Caspian Oil & Gas Conference will be held on the 2nd and 3rd June at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, also in Baku. 2010 will be the 17th edition of the event and the exhibition and conference are fully supported by the Ministry of Industry & Energy of Azerbaijan and the state oil and gas company, SOCAR.


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Varyoganneftegaz Will Drill 100 New Wells in 2010

About 100 new wells are to be drilled at the Varyoganneftegaz fields in 2010. "The Company has not achieved such drilling rates for a long time", said Sergey Karavaev, General Director of Varyoganneftegaz. At a conservative estimate, this will bring ca. 450,000 extra tons of crude to the subsidiary.

About 11 drilling rigs are currently operated at the oil fields. Nine out of them are used for development drilling, and two rigs are installed at exploration wells.

Apart from traditional areas where proactive construction of new wells is underway, Ven-Yoganskoe and Severo-Khokhryakovskoe fields where operations used to be suspended are currently involved in exploration activities. Good performance of exploratory wells has confirmed availability of hydrocarbon reserves at the Verkhne-Kolik-Yoganskoe field. It is worth noting that oilmen now have to deal with hard-to-recover reserves. In order to decide upon feasibility of developing this or that site, profound geological and seismic studies are conducted. But all prospecting and exploration costs are worthwhile. This tactics is applied at all fields of the Varyoganneftegaz Target Subsidiary.


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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Polarcus receives Letter of Award from Nexen

Polarcus Limited (OAX: PLCS) announced today that it has received a Letter of Award from Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited. for a 3D seismic acquisition project in the UK sector of the North Sea. The project will be acquired by Polarcus Naila, the Company's second 12 streamer 3D seismic vessel. The project will commence in June 2010 and is expected to run for approximately 25 days


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Thursday, 15 April 2010

Norwegian Crown Prince tours Polarcus Asima

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway today toured POLARCUS ASIMA during a private visit to the Drydocks World - Dubai shipyard in the United Arab Emirates. The Crown Prince is currently on an official visit to the United Arab Emirates that aims to strengthen economic relations between the two countries and support cooperation in renewable energy, oil, gas, environment and marine transportation fields.

HRH Crown Prince Haakon was accompanied on the onboard tour of POLARCUS ASIMA by His Excellency Mr Trond Giske, Minister of Trade and Industry Norway, Her Excellency Mrs Ase Elin Bjerke, Ambassador of Norway to the United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Mr Erik Lahnstein, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Norway, and other distinguished guests and senior representatives of Polarcus and Drydocks World - Dubai. Also accompanying the official delegation onboard were senior representatives of Norwegian industry suppliers to Polarcus; ODIM ASA, Ulstein Group, Kongsberg Maritime and Det Norske Veritas (DNV), each involved in the construction or classification of the high-end 3D seismic vessel being built at the Drydocks World - Dubai shipyard.

POLARCUS ASIMA is a purpose-built 12 streamer 3D seismic vessel of the latest ULSTEIN SX134 design and the largest vessel in the Company's fleet with an overall length of 92m and a beam of 21m. POLARCUS ASIMA is also the first true Arctic-ready 3D seismic vessel in the industry with an ICE-1A


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First true Arctic-ready 3D seismic vessel named

Polarcus Limited (OAX: PLCS) today held the naming ceremony for the Company's third and most sophisticated 3D seismic vessel yet, POLARCUS ASIMA. The ceremony was held at the Drydocks World - Dubai shipyard in the United Arab Emirates and was attended by over 200 local and international guests.

POLARCUS ASIMA is a purpose-built 12 streamer 3D seismic vessel of the latest ULSTEIN SX134 design and the largest vessel in the Company's fleet with an overall length of 92m and a beam of 21m. POLARCUS ASIMA is also the first true Arctic-ready 3D seismic vessel in the industry with an ICE-1A class notation from DNV, double hull and an advanced ballast water treatment system that eliminates the risk of introducing invasive species into fragile ecosystems such as those found in the Arctic. The vessel has a maximum speed of 15 knots and is capable of deploying 12 streamers of 9,000m length at 100m separation.

The name Asima is derived from the Arabic female name meaning 'protector' to reflect the vessels low environmental footprint and associated advanced features designed to safeguard the environment in the harshest of operating conditions.

Rolf Ronningen, CEO Polarcus, expressed in his welcome speech Polarcus's gratitude to the shipyard and to all involved in the project, before commenting: "We are proud to introduce the world's first true Arctic-ready 12 streamer seismic vessel to the industry. Her advanced hull design and incorporated maritime technologies will ensure that POLARCUS ASIMA will be one of the safest and cleanest seismic vessels in the industry for years to come, whether operating in the harsh Arctic environment where her high ice class will be critical for her safe operation, or the environmentally sensitive sea areas of Australia and Brazil where her sophisticated environmental features will come into their own."

Mrs. Mary Taylor, wife of Polarcus Board Member and Drydocks World-Dubai CEO Geoff Taylor, delivered the blessing and assumed the role of Godmother to POLARCUS ASIMA.


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Interview with Aleksandr Marnosov, Regional Manager of the West Siberia Area

In the first quarter of 2010 TNK-BP Upstream launched a new program called Best Practice in the company's West Siberia Area. It is open to absolutely everyone who works for the six subsidiaries that make up the West Siberia Area: SNG, SNGDU-2, UKG, TNK-Nizhnevartovsk, Varyoganneftegaz and TNK-Nyagan. Within each of these companies the deputy head for long-range planning has been given responsibility for the programme. We spoke about the new project, its objectives and what company managers hope to get from it with Aleksandr Marnosov, regional manager of the West Siberia Area and the man responsible for promoting and developing the Best Practice program.

Aleksandr Vitalyevich, how where did the idea come from and how relevant is it in today's environment?

The idea behind the new project came from Chris Hopkinson, Vice President of the West Siberia Area. The term "best practice" is one that often crops up in the press. Amongst the first to formulate the idea, in 1914, was Frederick Tailor, one of the pioneers of the scientific organization of labour: "Amidst all the diversity of methods and tools used at each moment of each process there is always one method and tool that works faster and better than the others". The main purpose of the project is to motivate workers, engineers, specialists and managers to share unique experience that can be applied widely across the Company for more efficient use of working time and material resources and safer operations.

What makes the Best Practice programme interesting? How does it work?

You really have to understand the meaning being the concept to understand what best practice is all about. It could be suggestions on organizing a production process, it could be something to do with equipment or with mechanisms - in other words, it's about rationalization of operations. Chris Hopkinson has recommended the following: a best practice suggestion can be something absolutely simple - something that could be submitted in just a few minutes. Detailed materials and economic analyses are welcomed, of course, but these are not essential, as they are, for example, for rationalization proposals or speeches at workshop conferences.

Aleksandr Vitalyevich, company workers are probably bound to ask if this is rationalization, then what's Best Practice all about? What's the difference between the two?

Rationalization is usually to do with quite big, large-scale proposals concerning operations. The economics are analyzed and their efficiency has to be proven. In the same way, serious research projects form the basis of presentations at workshop conferences. And these tend to be about things that have already been introduced and are in operation. I myself spoke at several conferences as a young specialist and I known that unless your topic is some global problem you're not likely to win be awarded a prize. Best practice, on the other hand, is about more concrete and narrow proposals, but ones that are no less significant for us. A best practice proposal can describe any process - to do with oil field equipment, mechanisms, scientific organization of labour, an operator or mechanic's work station, or working techniques that save materials and time. Given that health, safety and the environment are priorities for TNK-BP any proposal needs to be compliant with the Company's safety standards.

When we were discussing the rules of the Best Practice project - which have now been published in all the subsidiaries - with the deputy heads for long-range planning we came top the conclusion that there could two types of proposal, both of which are valuable for the Company. The first type is things that have already been introduced at the local level with proven benefits. And the second type is where somebody just has an idea and puts it forward. What the project aims to do is to generalize and systematize useful ideas and make them accessible to wide group of people. Imagine, for example, if one employee, even in something small, can work more efficiently than others using his experience and skill - by applying this experience across several thousand people the Company could achieve a very significant benefit!

Who is the project aimed at?

Best Practice is aimed at the broadest possible audience. Rationalization these days is mostly for engineering and technical staff, with young specialists taking part in the conferences. We very much hope that absolutely all employees will get involved in this new movement, especially shop personnel who are closer to the "coal-face" and more aware of the bottlenecks, inconveniences or discrepancies in the technological processes.

How do people submit their ideas and who's responsible for this in the subsidiaries?

"We've published orders within the subsidiaries and set up commissions to review Best Practice proposals. At least once a quarter the commissions will review and assess proposals received from employees. There are various types of incentives that will be developed together with the programme. At the moment, there are financial rewards for the best ideas and opportunities for career growth and achieving personal ambitions. The subsidiaries have produced and distributed posters explaining what the programme is all about and giving contact numbers for the people in charge. They've also produced an application form that's quite simple and can be filled in by hand or electronically. People can submit their ideas at any time and present them to the commission if they are invited by the commission secretary.

A central commission has also been appointed for the West Siberia Area. This will meet regularly to analyze the best practice proposals from the subsidiaries and meet the applicants. For them this will be an opportunity to talk to company managers, which should be of interest to ambitious and creative people.

Every year in December we plan to review the results and select prize winners from amongst the Area's enterprises and Best Practice applicants. So we're looking forward to some creative and interesting ideas from our employees and hope that their suggestions will help us to make further progress towards efficient and safe operations.

Source: Neftyanik Newspapper


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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Making Progress Possible - Caterpillar retains presence at Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2010 exhibition

Caterpillar Global Petroleum will again present a full range of products and services at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) at booth number 3341 in Hall C. OTC is this year's most important international petroleum trade show, being held at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas, on May 3-6. The Caterpillar Global Petroleum team, which is joining forces with representatives from Cat Logistics and Solar® Turbines, is looking forward to discussing new business opportunities and to welcoming existing Caterpillar customers.

In 2010, Making Progress Possible will be the key message and recurring theme of the Caterpillar booth. It describes the commitment to continue contributing to world-wide progress by driving positive and sustainable change. At the exhibition, Making Progress Possible will be demonstrated by showcasing latest advancements achieved in technology, products, and global customer support solutions.

Following its successful 2009 presence, Caterpillar will again demonstrate the superior value of the comprehensive Cat® diesel engine product line. A key focus for the 2010 exhibition will be communicating Caterpillar's strategy for reaching stringent EPA Tier 4 / EU Stage IIIB regulations on diesel petroleum engines. In fact, Tier 4-compliant Cat C13 ACERT and C27 ACERTTM engines will be displayed on the stand to provide customers the opportunity to view the upgrades beginning for engines manufactured in 2011. Additionally, with the expansion of offshore customers into deeper waters, Caterpillar Global Petroleum is proud to announce the expansion of MaK branded engines for this segment to provide additional power for offshore applications. Along with technology and new products, representatives will be available at the exhibit to discuss customer support programs and Cat global dealer network, which provide industry-leading support regardless of where the customer is located.

"OTC 2010 will provide visitors with a one-stop shop for the whole range of petroleum related services Caterpillar has to offer for the global offshore, drilling, and production segments," said Dave Noelken, Global Petroleum General Manager. "We are very much looking forward to meeting customers and discussing prospects at just miles from our headquarters in Houston."


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Monday, 12 April 2010

Polarcus Naila Commences Production

Polarcus Limited (OAX: PLCS) announced today that after a successful mobilization the seismic vessel POLARCUS NAILA has now entered into production on her first project, offshore Cameroon, West Africa. The contract is the previously announced 3D seismic acquisition project that Polarcus entered into with Noble Energy Cameroon Limited on 02 December 2009. The survey is being acquired with a 10 streamer seismic array, each streamer being 6,000 meters long and with 100 meters separation between streamers.


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Topaz receives second vessel for US$ 225 million BP contract

Topaz Energy and Marine recently took delivery of the newest addition to its fleet, the 'Caspian Protector'. The vessel will be deployed in Azerbaijan in support of a 10 year US$ 225 million BP contract won in 2008.

The 'Caspian Protector' is a state-of-the-art 61 meter vessel designed for emergency recovery and response (ERRV), standby duties and fire fighting operations. It is the first vessel in the Caspian region to be equipped with three daughter craft and two fast rescue craft. The vessel is equipped with Dynamic Positioning capabilities (DP1) and will assist in the safekeeping of workers on various oil production platforms in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

The importance of ERRV's in oilfield safety services was demonstrated by Topaz in 2008 when another ERRV in Topaz's Azeri fleet, the 'Baki', was put to the test. A gas leak at one of the Azeri platforms prompted a rig evacuation of 211 personnel, one of the largest offshore evacuations worldwide. The evacuation was safely executed by the 'Baki' crew in less than two hours and resulted in BP awarding the Captain and crew the BP President’s Award.

Global supermajor BP is the operator of the Azerbaijan International Oil Company (AIOC) and is one of Topaz's largest clients worldwide. Topaz enjoys a market-leading position in the Caspian Sea and has been awarded consistent contract extensions with BP. In late 2008, Topaz won a 10 year BP contract for the supply of three offshore support vessels (OSV) to support BP's Azerbaijan operations. In addition to the 'Caspian Protector' the other vessels deployed against the contract are the platform supply vessel the 'Caspian Server' which is already in service, and the anchor handling tug supply vessel the 'Caspian Power', due for delivery later this year.

Topaz Marine Chief Operating Officer, Roy Donaldson said in a statement; "The 'Caspian Protector' is the result of a collaborative process between Topaz and our client, BP, to understand the client's exact requirements and jointly develop the technical specifications of a vessel that's uniquely equipped to meet the challenges of the operating realities of the Caspian Sea."

The financing for the 'Caspian Protector' is provided by DVB Bank of Germany as part of a US$ 84 million term loan facility including three other vessels on time-charter to BP. DVB Bank is a leading specialist in international transport finance.

The vessel was built by Malaysian shipyard Berjaya, and is presently being mobilized from Malaysia via the Volga-Don canal to Baku in Azerbaijan.

Topaz Marine, the OSV owning and operating division of Topaz operates a fleet of 100+ vessels and is one of the top ten OSV companies in the world. The Topaz Marine fleet comprises AHTS's, PSV's, DP2 cable laying vessels, ERRV's, Workboats, Flotels, Ice Breakers, Survey Vessels and a variety of specialized barges.

In 2009, Topaz achieved record results for the ninth consecutive year and posted revenue of $ 448 million, EBITDA of $ 127 million and Net Profit of $ 65 million demonstrating year on year growth of 7%, 14% and 38% respectively.
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Friday, 9 April 2010

The Yamal Asset of TNK-BP Is Developing Unique Fields of Yamal and the Krasnoyarsk Territory

Rospan International, a company established in 1994 for development of Achim deposits in the Vostochno-Urengoiskoe and Novo-Urengoiskoe fields in Yamal, set priorities for its activities in the nearest years. Just before the professional holiday of geologists, the newspaper Krasny Sever found out the ways and goals of Rospan International.

Tough Oil Accumulator

The company is by 100% managed by TNK-BP and since its inception is based in Novy Urengoi - the gas capital of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area. The reserves of the gas condensate field being developed by the company in the Purovsk District are estimated at 950 billion cubic meters of gas and 180 million tons of gas condensate.

Rospan International is the only asset of TNK-BP that supplies about 200 million cubic meters of natural gas every month. However, recent decisions of TNK-BP considerably increased Rospan International’s potential by accumulation of oil assets in Yamal and the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

Unique Russkoe Field

Rospan International is preparing a series of pilot works under the guidance of its General Director Rustem Bakirov, founder of the legendary Samotlor school and author of a number of major projects for the independent fuel and energy complex in Yugra. According to Rustem Ilgizovich, efforts of Russian and foreign research institutes were joined and hundreds of highly-qualified specialists from all Russia were invited for full development of the oil industry in the region.

One of our highest priorities in Yamal is the Russkoe field in the Tazovsk District, says he. The recoverable reserves of this field, even in the most pessimistic forecast, amount to approximately 150 million tons. The Russkoe field stands out by the unique quality of its oil and the serious factors complicating oil production in it.

In fact, here we have the entire range of possible problems, - says Denis Romanov, Chief Geologist of Rospan International, joining the conversation. - These problems include unconsolidated sandstones that crumble when drilled, a gas cap that creates a risk of gas breakthrough, bottom waters, and highly complicated geological structure of the deposit, which, according to various estimates, is composed of 14-19 separate blocks. Our nearest task is to focus our efforts on pilot works and understand how cost-efficient oil from the Russkoe field may be.

Rospan's plans for ascertaining the potential of formations PK 1-7 in this area go as far as 2014. By that time, the common trunk pipeline, which is being actively discussed now in the government, will be constructed. Thus far, approximately 30,000-40,000 tons of oil is produced here and transported in tank trucks. The drilling program of this year implies drilling of 10 more wells. Apart from that, different well-known enhanced recovery methods for high-viscosity oil will be tested, including thermal recovery methods, methods based on alternation of water and gas, heat alkali recovery methods, etc. Construction of infrastructure will be continued in parallel. Only to get rid of the dependence on ice roads for transportation of oil, 47 kilometers of roads must be built.

Autonomous Locomotive

In the nearest future, Rospan will intensify its efforts in the northern part of Krasnoyarsk Territory. The Suzunskoe field, which is far from major cities of Krasnoyarsk Territory and is part of the Bolshekhetskoe project of TNK-BP, will also be developed under the guidance and control of specialists from Novy Urengoi.

In terms of oil quality and productivity, the Suzunskoe field is a real gem of our project, - the Chief Geologist says inspiringly. - It is geologically simple, without any visible complications. Pilot works of the next year will provide more detailed information on the geological structure of the field for choosing the right strategy of its development. Much of our activities are expected to unfold here.

Development of this field with recoverable reserves estimated at 44 million tons will be completely automatic, - the General Director continues. - Equipment is mostly delivered through ice roads, and the river navigation period here is limited to 2-3 weeks. However, in spite of the obvious problems and difficulties, works are performed here according to the schedule. We already started backfilling of operations areas and are going to drill 6 wells this year. Our current task is difficult but feasible - start oil production in this field in mid 2012 and produce the first 2.5 million tons of oil.

Until 2012, Rospan has to build here an oil treatment facility, a gas-turbine power plant, a procurement base, and a rotational camp. Nuances of the main problem, which is access to the pipeline running in 85 km from the field, are still vague. However, in view of the signals sent by the government to oil and gas companies for joint and efficient development of Yamal fields, Rospan hopes for quick and successful completion of negotiations with Rosneft.

Another promising line of activities is continuation of geological exploration works in the Suzunskoe field. This field is surrounded by eight license areas, in five of which Rospan is going to start exploration drilling in the nearest future.

Smart Track

More remote plans of TNK-BP oilmen in Yamal imply development of the Tagaulsky area neighboring the Suzunskoe field on the Taimyr Peninsula and development of the Russko-Rechenskoe field in the Tazovsky District of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area.

Both fields are scarcely explored, - says Rustem Bakirov. - For this reason, their fate depends on geologists and developers closely cooperating with our main research partners - Tyumen Petroleum Research Center and Siberian Scientific Analysis Center. Thanks to the high technological services provided by Schlumberger and the efforts of the Russian contractors Nizhnevartovskburneft and Tyumenpromgeofizika, were are going to find an approach to hard-to-recover reserves of these fields.

According to Chief Geologist Denis Romanov, Rospan geologists have all the resources and possibilities required for assessing the potentials of fields with maximum possible accuracy.

Our current situation resembles the situation with development of fields in Western Siberia in the 1970s. First, we are relying on young specialists for implementation of oil projects, - says Denis Valeryevich. - Our geological service is fairly young and is manned with people younger than 30, recent students mostly. We also have experienced specialists forming the core of our geological service. Use of modern computer technologies in combination with the experience gained during development of fields in Western Siberia enhances the synergetic effect of interaction between experience and ambitions. We are making maximum use of efficient and justified modern technologies. We use three-dimensional seismic exploration methods for exploration of fields as well as attribute analysis and different procedures of seismic data inversion to better understand the geological structure of fields. Telemetric methods of well drilling and geo-navigation allow errorless drilling of horizontal wells and selection of the most promising parts of formations. Interference tests of exploration wells help corroborate hydrodynamic connections between different parts of formations and choose right formation pressure maintenance methods.

Geologists' Dream

Discovering a new field is probably every geologist's dream, - says Denis Romanov. - Our predecessors, represented by Farman Kurbanovich Salmanov's team, left us slim chances of finding another Samotlor. This does not mean, however, that we have nothing to strive for in our age of technological progress and ubiquitous demand for innovations. In my opinion, construction of an "intelligent" well that would control the whole production process without extraneous interference is a very brave and promising dream. Analogs of such wells are used in offshore production, but an innovation like this could also be implemented onshore in certain conditions, one of which is a high well flow rate. We strive for this and believe in our success.

Source: Krasny Sever


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Rosneft Discovered New Oil Field in Khanty-Mansi District

Rosneft obtained a certificate of proof of discovery for a field named after Moskovtsev, located at Chupalsky License Area in Nefteyugansk Region of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District.

As of today, 4 wildcat wells have been drilled at the field. Total oil reserves in place at the new field are estimated at 33 million tons, 11,7 million tons recoverable. Field surface development and production are scheduled for 2012.

The field was named after Oleg Alexeyevich Moskovstev (1935-1994). The Honorable Geologist of the RSFSR, winner of Lenin Award, decorated with the Labor Red Banner Order, O. Moskovstsev worked for Yuganskneft Oil and Gas Production Division - Yuganskneftegas Production Association from 1966 to 1994 and participated in development and commissioning of Mamontovskoye, Pravdinskoye, South Surgutskoye and other major oil fields.


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