An innovation project "Oil field development method through the reservoir communicating wells" developed by the scientists of TatNIPIneft has been included in the State Order of the Republic of Tatarstan.
The work mentioned was highly appraised at the on-site meeting of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy of the RT Academy of Science. The project was supported and recommended for implementation within the State Order for applied research and engineering developments with co-funding by TATNEFT.
The research is aimed at increasing wells productivity through increasing the production coverage of carbonate reservoir reserves recovery area-wise and section-wise and the possibility of gravitation/depression effects on the oil reservoir.
The technology and technical equipment for cement free casing of the lateral wellbores with application of profiled expandable pipes without reducing the well diameter has been developed in the project. The proposed technology implies horizontal drainage wellbores communication with oil producing wells through application of hydraulic fracturing by setting the profiled packer equipped shutoff device at the bottom zone.