A record-breaking volume of work involving “Pump Down Plug&Perf” technology has been undertaken for Russian companies at the Gazpromneft-Khantos’ Priobskoye field.
Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegazgeophysica is expanding its use of this patented proprietary technology - involving the downhole delivery of geophysical equipment using a fibreglass rod - in geophysical investigations. Using this rod makes it possible to reach significant depths in delivering devices to well bedrock thanks to the lightness, elasticity and low friction-coefficient of fibreglass, as well as its’ resistance to harsh environments. This technology has been used successfully throughout Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz fields in 2019.
Using fibre-optic systems at the Novoportovskoye field is making it possible to monitor temperatures along the entire length of the well, online, for the 1st time. Using this technology specialists are able to monitor changes in downhole processes quickly, and put solutions for optimising well operation regimes in place as soon as possible.
In addition to this, Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegazgeophysica has become the 1st company in Russia to undertake a range of downhole logging tests at horizontal wells on the Russian Arctic Shelf.
A technological partnership agreement was signed with Schlumberger in March 2019. The core objective of this is to combine Schlumberger’s technological capacities and potential with Gazprom Neft research centres’ knowledge and know-how and Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegazgeophysica’s resources in order that the latest research technologies can be successfully deployed throughout the latter.
Pro-active implementation of Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegazgeophysica’s development strategy will continue throughout 2020. The company plans to increase the volume of “smart” services offered, expand field investigation programmes on the Russian Arctic Shelf, and move into new regions where Gazprom Neft production assets are gaining an increasing presence.
Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegazgeophysica will be acquiring further competencies in working with hard-to-recover reserves, as well as continuing its collaboration with the Upstream Division and its various production subsidiaries, including through the “Assets of the Future” project and the company’s Science and Technology Centre - the company’s overriding objective here being to become one of the top-5 most important geophysical research companies in Russia.