According to TNK-BP, Varyoganneftegaz (a TNK-BP company) expects to have up to 35 percent of producers equipped with new generation tubing by the end of 2013 to increase production efficiency.
New generation tubing and state-of-the art technologies for protecting tubes with a special type coating will help materially increase meantime between failures and minimize energy losses during production.
The entity has already started large-scale development and equipment of wells with new generation tubing – about 6 percent of the producing well stock already uses new generation tubing.
Varyoganneftegaz spent RUR 46 million on testing new tube coating in 2011; this year, Vaniogan wells will be testing a large fiberglass tubing batch till the end of June.
“Fiberglass tubing will be pilot run in 40 wells in 2012. By the year end, the entire batch of the supplied fiberglass tubing will have been run in hole. It will help us have a better idea of the tubing overall reliability and performance”, said TS Varyoganneftegaz Director Sergey Karavaev.