Oil and gas industry in the Russian Federation contribute more than 40% of federal budget revenues and thus its so crutial to find best solutions to its main challenges along with new opportunities for growth. One of the main challenges for the Russian oil and gas industry right now is to maintain and even develop its hydrocarbon resourse base in the regard of sustainable development of the country and its regions. According to the latest data of the State balance of natural resources of the Russian Federation from 01 of January 2016, during 140 years of oil and gas commissioning in Russia 3454 fields were discovered, among them 2462 oilfields, 572 oil and gas fields, 420 gas and gascondencate fields. Leading production area in Russia is Western-Siberian oil and gas megaprovince.
Vorobev, Vladimir (Gazpromneft-GEO, LLC) | Safarov, Ildar (Gazpromneft-GEO, LLC) | Mostovoy, Pavel (Gazpromneft Science & Technology Centre, LLC) | Shakirzyanov, Lenar (Gazpromneft-GEO, LLC) | Fagereva, Veronika (Gazpromneft Science & Technology Centre, LLC)
Eastern Siberia is characterized by the extremely complex geological structure. The main factors include multiple faults, trappean and salt tectonics, the complex structure of the upper part of the section (0–1200 m) and its high-velocity characteristic (5000–6000 m/s), the high degree of rock transformation by secondary processes, low formation temperatures (10–30°C), the mixed fluid composition (gas, oil and water), and low net thicknesses (5–7 m) of productive layers. The fields of the region are among the most complex ones in the world according to the BP Company's statistics. New seismic and geologic model based on complex analyses of core, well logs, well tests, seismic and electromagnetic data allowed the Gazpromneft-GEO company to drill a series of successful wells.
Gazpromneft-GEO, LLC.holds three oil and gas exploration and production licenses within the Ignyalinsky, Vakunaisky and Tympuchikansky (Chona field) subsurface blocks (Russia, Eastern Siberia, Irkutsk Region and Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)). The area of the blocks is 6,855 sq.km, 3,050 sq.km of which are covered by the 3D seismic and high-density electric prospecting (
The work was carried out within the frames of scientific research and field works at the Gazpromneft-GEO, LLC. fields in Eastern Siberia. The high-density full-azimuth ground-based seismic using the UniQ technology was performed in Russia for the first time. The electric exploration with the near-field time-domain electromagnetic method was carried out along the same lines for the first time in Russia as well. This allowed to form the high-density cube of geoelectric properties. Model based on the wells (Facies model, Petrophysics model) and field geophysical data (3D seismic survey, 3D electric exploration, gravimetric survey, magnetic survey) complexation was made. The use of the approach allows to reduce the number of wells required for exploration of fields by 40%.
The VIII International Youth Scientific and Practical Congress "Oil and Gas Horizons" took place during 23–25 November 2016 at the Gubkin University, Moscow. The congress was organized by the SPE student chapter of the university. More than 150 graduate and post graduate students from 37 universities and 18 countries participated in the congress. The congress is increasing in scale each year, with the geography of participants widening, the number of scientific papers presented increasing, and the support of sponsors and the university growing. This year Gubkin University was visited by graduate and postgraduate students from Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, South African Republic, Ukraine, US, and Russia.
Russia only recently has begun developing young professionals (YPs) activities and programs as part of the global SPE educational effort. The Society stresses the need for technical competence through its fundamental mission and vision to disseminate technical information. At the same time, success in the oil and gas industry also requires people to be socially responsible, creative, motivated, enthusiastic, and exhibit a taste for excellence and a talent for innovation. That is why a YP workshop was held for disseminating four core values--learning, excellence, innovation, and social responsibility--during the second SPE Russian Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition (ROGCE) in Moscow last October. At the workshop, YPs and former SPE President Giovanni Paccaloni discussed these values, which have proved to complement technical competence in oil and gas industry managers and leaders.
During 11–17 September the 2nd International Oil and Gas Majoring Students Forum "New Generation: Across the Universe" will be held at Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University). The goal of the Forum is to gather the most-outstanding students of different oil and gas majors from the world's best universities to give them an opportunity to share their ideas and experience, for scientific cooperation and business contacts between Russian and foreign experts, as well as to determine the future scientific and technical development trends of the global oil and gas industry. For the second year, the forum is supported by SPE, World Petroleum Council, and International Gas Union. Last year, the rector of Gubkin University, Viktor Martynov; deputy minister of education and sciences of the Russian Federation, Veniamin Kaganov; president and chairperson of the board of directors of PetroSA, Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo; president of Schlumberger, Gokhan Saygi; and vice president of Weatherford Russia, Fayaz Kamalov, took part in the opening ceremony of the Forum. The vice president of the World Petroleum Council, Anatoly Zolotukhin, was the moderator.
In this paper, the approach to multivariate static and dynamic modeling is considered on the example of an offshore field discovered in 2017. Based on the limited volume of information, the quantitative and qualitative description of uncertainties included further in the 3D modeling is made. This model is proposed to be used as a tool for prompt decision making when implementing a fast-track project with limited time between exploration and pre-FEED stages.
The study was carried out with the financial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research in the framework of the research project No. 18-013-00623. The development of mineral deposits in the regions of the Far North and the Arctic is a priority for the Russian Federation. The result of the adaptation of shift workers in the Far North should be considered as the formed adaptation strategies. The environmental and personal resources determine the adaptation strategies in the professional activities of shift workers.
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The move comes weeks after Gazprom announced a final development concept for the project. Other projects Shell is developing with Gazprom, including the Sakhalin 2 export facility, will not be impacted by the decision. Japan’s SODECO and India’s ONGC Videsh are joining the consortium on the LNG plant, which will be carried out within the framework of the Sakhalin-1 hydrocarbon project in the Okhotsk Sea. During the design of two parallel gas pipelines from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea, major design changes were made to minimize project impacts, resulting in rapid approval by all five affected countries.