Gazprom Neft?s new technology boosts oil production in West Siberia

Gazprom Neft?s new technology boosts oil production in West SiberiaGazprom Neft, the oil-producing arm of Russia?s gas monopoly, is employing in West Siberia a new four-borehole horizontal drilling technology believed to ensure a daily flow rate of 200+ tons of oil.

Gazprom Neft, an oil-producing arm of Gazprom, Russia?s natural gas monopoly, is employing a new four-borehole horizontal drilling technology, in which each borehole is almost 1,000 meters long, Rusenergy.com reports. The oil firm is piloting the method on its Umseiskoye oil and gas condensate field in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, a vast territory of West Siberia in the sub-polar and Arctic areas of the Tyumen region. The new technology is reported to have ensured from the start a daily flow rate of more than 200 tons of oil, a result that is way above daily flow rates in the surrounding controlled directional wells. The company earlier drilled five two-borehole horizontal wells on Umseiskoye...