Naftogaz continues to actively implement reservoir management for the development of the top-40 fields

Work on Naftogaz's fields, depleted by over 80-85%, requires a fundamentally new approach. One of them is already being implemented. It is a sound reservoir management, used primarily in the development of gas field bedding in deep and tight rocks. This was reported by the press service of the Exploration and Production Division of the Naftogaz Group.

Reasonable reservoir management is a system, in which an "individual approach" is applied to each field. This is achieved through dedicated teams of specialists, whose efforts are aimed at creating the best development program for a certain field.

The asset team for the field development includes specialists in various fields, specifically geologists, reservoir engineers, petrophysicists, and process engineers. The field leader chairs each such team. This was reported in detail back in April of this year in a special interview for ExPro with Askar Atanayev and Valentyn Loktyev - Head of the Development Team and Director for Geology of the Exploration and Production Division.

Recall that the field leader is the only responsible person for all issues of geology and development, making important decisions on the formation and implementation of area development plans, including geological studies, exploration and production drilling, and stimulation operations.

Naftogaz noted that during the implementation of the reservoir management, the teams take into account not only the technical, but also the economic indicators of each field.

So far, the Field Leaders have led the development processes of the top-40 brownfields, selected by the size of 2P reserves and the rating of their recovery potential. Within these fields, 94% of the Company's reserves are concentrated, and they provide 90% of all gas production, the Company said.

Multi-functional teams and daily analysis of all processes allow transforming field management. The measure of efficiency here is not the number of operations, but the impact captured in the form of proven reserves or additional cubic meters of gas.

15:15 / 22 July 2021

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