Tatneft, Gazprom Neft and Zarubezhneft signed a cooperation memorandum on in the field of developштп competencies required for the implementation of exceptionally challenging projects for the development of carbonate reservoirs, Tatneft reported on November 23, 2017.
Rais Khisamov, Chief Geologist of Tatneft, Alexander Dyukov, Chairman of the Board of Gazprom Neft, and Sergey Kudryashov, Gen. Director of Zarubezhneft, have signed the document that defines the principles and directions of joint work.
Cooperation of the country’s leading oil companies will be aimed at obtaining new knowledge in the area of predicting, prospecting and exploration, development and oil recovery enhancement of the carbonate reservoirs.
The potential opportunities scope for joint activities will include the entire cycle of creating new technologies for working with the carbonate reservoirs: from research/ development to implementation and replication.
The consortium work will be coordinated by the Technical Council, which will include 2 representatives from each company. The Memorandum will remain valid until 2030.
To improve the development system for oil fields with different types of reservoirs, Tatneft professionals have developed a suite of technologies that allow increasing the oil recovery factor, increasing the development coverage area through the optimal horizontal wells positioning, increasing the field depletion rate through increased oil production rates of the wells; lowering the water cut of the wells’ production; increasing the development coverage area through the production of oil reserves.