Lukoil?s new fiberglass tubing expected to ward off rust and last 25 years

Lukoil?s new fiberglass tubing expected to ward off rust and last 25 yearsA subsidiary of Lukoil, a major Russian oil producer, is using new fiberglass oil well tubing in its corrodible injection wells in Northwest Russia.

A subsidiary of Lukoil, a major Russian oil producer, is using new fiberglass oil well tubing in its corrodible injection wells in Northwest Russia, reports Usinsk.eu, a regional portal in the Republic of Komi. Lukoil-Usinskneftegaz is reported to pioneer the use of such tubing on its fields. For example, it has been recently installed in four reservoir pressure maintenance wells on Lukoil?s Vozeiskoye oil field. Vozeiskoye has been developed in Komi in Northwest Russia since the mid-1970s. Its oil reserves are estimated to be around 350 million tons. According to Maksim Grishaev, the Lukoil subsidiary?s chief technologist, waters with a lot of mechanical impurities have to be pumped to maintain reservoir pressure. ?This aggressive medium adds to corrodibility substantially when we use standard steel tubing...