Gazprom Nefts subsidiary Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz has brought its Otdelnoye field in Russia into commercial production, with two wells in operation running at 170t per day.
The field is located in the northern part of the Surgut District of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Yugra, 70km from Novosibirsk.
Gazprom Neft first deputy CEO Vadim Yakovlev said: Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz continues to consistently expand its resource base in preparation for full-scale development.
This summer, in particular, we began production at a remote group of fields in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
An integrated approach to the development of the region, together with good results in exploratory drilling, mean we can say, with confidence, that we will be able to continue maintaining stable production levels at Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz.
Due to an extensive and integrated analysis of all available geological information, analysis of seismic profiling, as well as the construction of an up-to-date geological model, the company was able to predict the oil-bearing capacity of the licence block.
"Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz continues to consistently expand its resource base in preparation for full-scale development."
Gazprom Neft noted that the viability of the block was confirmed by a natural inflow of dry crude oil of up to 20m per day.
The company plans to drill more than 20 wells at the Otdelnoye field between this year and next year, including 13 horizontal wells.
Subsoil usage rights to this block were secured by Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz following an auction by the Department for Subsoil Use of the Urals Federal District in 2014.
Initial recoverable reserves and reserves in place are estimated at 4.8mt and 21mt of oil, respectively.
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