The oil company Yangpur, which is a branch of the Belarusian industrial group Belorusneft, is testing the production of a new oil-and-gas field in Western Siberia, Russia, belarusian BelTa reported on September 7, 2017.
Well No.828 in the Metelnoye hydrocarbon deposit was drilled in 2015. It is 3,730 meters deep.
A test of one of its strata resulted in a strong inflow of natural gas and gas condensate.
Comprehensive preparations have been done after that, including a junction point, the well site.
A pipeline was built to connect the site with the central gas pipeline of the Metelnoye hydrocarbon deposit.
Gas is sold via the Saint-Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange (SPIMEX).
Specialists believe that the new asset will produce a considerable increase in the commercial reserves of hydrocarbons.
There are plans to drill wells No.813s2 and 829 soon.
The Metelnoye hydrocarbon deposit will allow the company to double the extraction of natural gas and gas condensate.
Every day Yangpur extracts 450 tonnes of oil with condensate as well as 530,000m2 of natural gas and associated gas.
Apart from that, there are plans to drill 6 exploration wells by 2023 to increase the recoverable oil reserves by 2.5 million tonnes.
According to geological exploration data, Yangpur has enough hydrocarbon resources for 24 years of operation.
The main task of Belorusneft's northern asset in 2017 is to increase the extraction of oil up to 150,000 tonnes.
The figure will be the highest on record since the company was acquired by Belorusneft.