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330.524 : 620.9
A.M. Mastepanov (Oil and Gas Research Institute of RAS, RF, Moscow; Institute of Energy Strategy, RF, Moscow; Gubkin University, RF, Moscow)
The future of the oil industry in the face of energy transition. View analysis and ratings of foreign experts

Keywords: energy transition, technologies, innovation, power consumption, energy efficiency, renewable energy sources (RES), oil, natural gas, coal, electric power industry

The paper considers the problems of the mankind transition to the energy of the future, called the Energy Transition (or Global Energy Transformation). The reasons for the transition necessity, the possibilities and conditions of its implementation, including the required investments, are analyzed. It is shown that the energy transition became possible as a result of a number of technological innovations achieved at the beginning of the XXI century in the energy industry of the world economy. The analysis of the main prognostic studies and scenarios of the transition to the energy of the future is carried out, the influence of various factors determining the global demand for energy resources and its structure up to 2040-2050 is shown: increase in energy efficiency, introduction of low-carbon technologies, development of renewable energy sources and increase in their share in total consumption primary energy carriers. Possible results of energy transfer are shown: volumes and structure of global energy consumption, dynamics of demand for oil and natural gas. It is concluded that during the transition period (until 20352040), oil will retain a significant role in shaping the global energy balance, but demand for it will decrease. The role of technological innovations is noted, the main factors determining the predicted reduction in oil requirements are considered: the electrification of cars, passenger and light commercial vehicles; increased fuel efficiency; increased use of biofuels and natural gas in vehicles; reduced use of petroleum products in shipping; transition to the production of bioplastics and the growth of plastic recycling. The role of oil and gas companies in the context of the energy transition and the challenges they face are shown, Eastern Economic Forum recommendations for politicians and governments are given.


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URL: https://www.irena.org/publications/2018/Apr/Global-Energy-Transition-A-Roadmap-to-2050

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10. Mastepanov A.M., Oil in perspective global energy balance: at the crossroad of opinions and estimates (In Russ.), Problemy ekonomiki i upravleniya neftegazovym kompleksom, 2019, no. 4 (172), pp. 58.

11. Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment needs for a low-carbon energy system (OECD/IEA and IRENA 2017),

URL: https://www.irena.org/publications/2017/Mar/Perspectives-for-the-energy-transition - Investment-needs-for-a-low-carbon-energy-system

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13. Druzhina V., Miru nuzhno budet vse men'she nefti v blizhayshie desyatiletiya (The world will need less oil in the coming decades), URL: https://www.vedomosti.ru/business/blogs/2016/07/13/649045-miru-menshe-nefti

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17. Oil and gas industry, Co-curated with: James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University,

URL: https://intelligence.weforum.org/topics/a1Gb0000000LOnGEAW?tab=publications

DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-1-10-14

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Yu.G. Bogatkina (Oil and Gas Research Institute of RAS, RF, Moscow), N.A. Eremin (Oil and Gas Research Institute of RAS, RF, Moscow)
The methodology for economic evaluation of oil and gas investment projects in Kazakhstan

Keywords: oil and gas project, economic model, tax model, comparative analysis, economic efficiency, drilling, blockchain, neural networks

The article presents the methodology for economic evaluation of oil and gas investment projects in Kazakhstan. The economic assessment includes technological options, on the basis of which a feasibility study of the oil recovery methods is carried out in order to justify the most effective of them. When drawing up models of calculations of economic indicators and an assessment of variants of development, the principal feature of belonging of fields, layers, reservoir objects to two main groups is considered. These are new (green) fields, layers, reservoir objects with growing production and "old" (brown) ones being developed, with declining oil (gas) production. These groups of fields require the different depth of research, methods of calculation of economic indicators, a regulatory and information base, and conditions of comparison and evaluation of the effectiveness of field development. At the time of project development, only residual reserves are subject to economic valuation. For the calculation of capital investments and operating costs for oil and gas production, special cost standards are required, differentiated by the considered well placement systems (cases) and design stages. Standards of capital and operating costs are justified by the authors of the projects on the basis of design estimates and analysis of actual information, taking into account the inflation price indices developed and approved by the government.

On the example of one of the fields of Kazakhstan, a comparative calculation of the main economic indicators was carried out according to the Kazakh and Russian methods, taking into account the tax models operating in the subsoil use legislation. The presented results indicate that, compared to the current Russian model, the tax model of Kazakhstan can increase the income of the investor, due to the tax "maneuver" based on the use of sliding scales for the payment of taxes. The flexibility of the tax model of Kazakhstan allows to differentiate tax rates depending on the level of production and prices, which allows to maintain the stability of the tax system in oil production due to the high capital intensity of production, long payback periods of projects, high geological risks associated with uncertainty in the volume and quality of reserves, as well as high volatility of oil prices.


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4. Ponomareva I.A, Bogatkina Yu.G., Tax system improvement in investment projects of oil fields development (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2008, no. 4, pp. 58.

5. Bogatkina Yu.G., Use of an artificial intelligence theory for an estimation of oil-and-gas investment projects (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2008, no. 10, pp. 3839.

6. Bogatkina Yu.G., Ponomareva I.A., Eremin N.A., Primenenie informatsionnykh tekhnologiy dlya ekonomicheskoy otsenki neftegazovykh investitsionnykh proektov (The use of information technology for the economic evaluation of oil and gas investment projects), Moscow: Maks Press Publ., 2017, 148 p.

7. Rustem A., Ivakhnenko A.P., Zhandos A., Eremin N.A., The associative polymer flooding: an experimental study, Journal of petroleum exploration and production technology, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13202-019-0696-8

8. Abukova L.A., Dmitrievskiy A.N., Eremin N.A., Digital modernization of Russian oil and gas complex (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2017, no. 10, pp. 5458, DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2017-10-54-58

9. Certificate of state registration of a computer program no. 2017663905 RF Intellektual'no-logicheskaya programma graf (Intellectual logic program graph), Authors: Bogatkina Yu.G., Dmitrievskiy A.N., Eremin N.A.

10. Bogatkina Yu.G., Eremin N.A., Intelligent modeling technologies calculation of economic indicators for eval uation oil and gas deposits (In Russ.), Izvestiya Tul'skogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Nauki o Zemle, 2019, no. 3, pp. 344-355.

11. Ponomareva I.A., Bogatkina Yu.G., Eremin N.A. Economic and mathematical estimation of oil and gas field by the method of real options with the risk factors application (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2015, no. 2, pp. 1214.

12. Ponomareva I.A., Bogatkina Yu.G., Eremin N.A., Multiobjective optimization of the field development variant in an investment project (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2014, no. 8, pp. 106109.

13. Bogatkina Yu.G., Eremin N.A., Comparison of the taxation models of Kazakhstan and Russia, with reference to the economic evaluation of the Musyurshorsky field (In Russ.), Aktual'nye problemy nefti i gaza, 2016, V. 13, no. 1, pp. 115, DOI: 10.29222/ipng.2078-5712.2016-13.art15

14. Lakhanpal V., Samuel R., Implementing blockchain technology in oil and gas industry: a review, SPE-191750-MS, 2018.

15. Rassenfoss S., Can putting blockchain on drilling rigs really get everyone on the same screen, Journal of Petroleum Technology, 2018, V. 70, no. 9, DOI:10.2118/0918-0044-JPT

16. Alkinani H.H., Al-Hameedi A.T.T., Dunn-Norman S., Prediction of lost circulation prior to drilling for induced fractures formations using artificial neural networks, SPE-195197-MS, 2019.
DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-1-15-19

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338.23 : 622.276
A.V. Beloshitsky (Bashneftegeofizika JSC, RF, Ufa)
The economic mechanism for creating a business-model of oilfield service company

Keywords: economic mechanism, business-model, oilfield service company, external factors, segments of the oilfield services market, performance evaluation indicators

The current state of the world and domestic economies can be characterized as a process of constant transformation. Global transformations in the world occur as a result of the acceleration of scientific and technological progress. New technologies seriously transform business conditions, intensifying competition in world markets, and forcing companies to find more efficient business-models that allow them to fully reveal the potential of the company, to be competitive in the market. Existing trends in the development of industries show that in the long term, companies with the ability to quickly adapt to changing external and internal environment, be flexible, see new opportunities in the unstable market conditions and successfully use them will have greater competitiveness. The purpose of the study is to develop an integrated approach to creating a mechanism for the formation of an effective business-model for an oilfield service company, which allows it to be competitive in the medium and long term. Conceptual approaches to the construction of business-models are identified and analyzed. The specific factors of the oilfield services market are shown that must be considered when building the business-model of the oilfield services company. The 11 stages of the formation of the business-model, the full implementation of which will improve the efficiency of oilfield services companys activities are highlighted. The environmental factors that influence the development of the oil service industry are grouped according to five characteristics: economic, political, social, scientific, technical, and natural. Accounting for external factors will increase the credibility of the scenarios for the development of the oilfield services industry. The proposed mechanism for the formation of the business-model of the oilfield services company includes a stage of evaluating the effectiveness of the business-model built, for which general performance indicators are highlighted, as well as private ones - in the context of three segments of the oilfield services business: current and capital repairs, drilling, and geophysical exploration of wells.


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3. Rynok nefteservisa transformiruetsya vnov': sem' strategiy ustoychivogo uspekha (The oilfield services market is transforming again: seven strategies for sustainable success), URL: https://www2.deloitte.com/ru/ru/pages/energy-and-resources/articles/2017/oil-field-services-sector-t...

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13. Gerasimenko A., Starring in a technology race. Why Russian oilfield service loses to foreigners in their field and how to change this situation (In Russ.), Oil&Gas Journal, 2018, no. 12(132), pp. 4649.

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15. Khotinskaya G.I., Delovaya aktivnost' biznesa kak faktor ekonomicheskogo rosta (otsenochnye modeli i finansovye instrumenty) (Business activity of a business as a factor of economic growth (valuation models and financial instruments)), Moscow: Rusayns Publ., 2018, 480 p.
DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-1-20-23

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D.Yu. Tkachenko (RN-Shelf-Arctic LLC, RF, Moscow), O.M. Myatchin (RN-Shelf-Arctic LLC, RF, Moscow), A.S. Fedechkina (RN-Shelf-Arctic LLC, RF, Moscow), Yu.V. Reydik (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow)
Late Paleozoic depositional environments in the West Prinovozemelsky zone

Keywords: arctic shelf, Barents Sea, carbonate rocks, facies analysis, Late Paleozoic, sedimentation model

Research of the Rosneft Oil Company in the West Prinovozemelsky zone is focused on the reconstruction of the depositional environments of the Paleozoic section of the Admiraltey swell and identifying reservoirs and seals. The study area is situated in the north-eastern part of the Barents Sea basin near the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. It confines to the Admiralty-Prednovozemelsky potentially oil and gas region. Its industrial hydrocarbon potential has not yet been proven. Admiralteyskaya-1 well was drilled within the Admiralty swell. It penetrated terrigenous Upper Permian-Lower Triassic (3695 m) and carbonate Middle Carboniferous-Lower Permian (only 60 m) intervals.

The research is intended to create the most complete (at the present stage of study) depositional model at the Late Paleozoic (Carboniferous-Lower Permian). The work is based on the results of a complex interpretation of seismic data using principles of sequence stratigraphy. Unconformities were chosen as main framework surfaces. Their age reference with some uncertainties was based on a comparison with the rock outcrops on the northern island of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. As the result of the work two paleo-zones have been identified. They were influenced by different depositional environments. Northeastern zone, located closer to the source area in the Carboniferous and Early Permian is characterized by significant variability in sedimentation. Depositional environments were terrigenous in the Tournaisian-Early Visean and terrigenous-carbonate in the Middle Carboniferous-Permian time. In Upper Visean-Serpukhov reef complex was formed. In the southwestern zone shallow water environments with terrigenous-carbonate deposition dominated during all considered period.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-1-24-28

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.. Kondakov (Tyumen Branch of SurgutNIPIneft, Surgutneftegas PJSC, RF, Tyumen), V.A. Efimov (Tyumen Branch of SurgutNIPIneft, Surgutneftegas PJSC, RF, Tyumen), S.V. Dobryden (Tyumen Branch of SurgutNIPIneft, Surgutneftegas PJSC, RF, Tyumen)
Reservoirs identifying in the volcanogenic-sedimentary rocks of the northeast edge of Krasnoleninskiy arch based on logging, core study and well testing

Keywords: volcanogenic rocks, petrological separation, reservoir, geophysical parameters

The article provides the petrological and petrophysical characteristics of rocks of the volcanic-sedimentary sequence of the north-eastern framing of the Krasnoleninsky arch. Information is given on the petrotypes of rocks, their oil saturation, and filtration and capacitive properties. According to the results of core studies, rocks are divided into ten petrological types: effusives of acid composition (dense constitution and with voids); volcano-clastic rocks of acid composition; volcanic rocks transformed under the influence of post-magmatic processes, including rocks with a high content of minerals with a high and low specific gravity; weathering crust rocks; volcano-sedimentary rocks; sedimentary rocks; alkaline effusives and their transformed types. The possibility of petrological separation of rocks of the volcanic-sedimentary sequence is shown by comparing the geophysical parameters of the standard complex of geophysical methods. Alkaline effusives, their hydrothermally transformed types and sedimentary rocks, characterized by low values of natural radioactivity and increased values of bulk density can be identified with high confidence. Acidic and alkaline-acidic effusives of dense constitution are characterized by increased values of bulk density and resistance and reduced interval time of elastic waves and hydrogen content. Low density effusives of acidic and alkaline-acidic composition are identified by a decrease in bulk density, electrical resistance, and an increase in the interval time of elastic waves and hydrogen content. The change in geophysical parameters occurs gradually from effusive rocks to volcaniclastic rocks due to changes in the void space and the nature of saturation. The possibility of separating reservoirs by combining indirect qualitative features and quantitative criteria of geophysical parameters obtained by matching data from well logging, testing and geological and technological studies is shown. The presence of reservoir rocks, in addition to using quantitative criteria, is established at a qualitative level by the dissonance between the values of the interval time and the attenuation coefficient of the Stoneley surface wave with the background readings of the parameters under consideration characteristic of impermeable rocks. To increase the reliability of the petrophysical interpretation and reservoir identification in the section of the volcanic-sedimentary sequence it is recommended to perform special methods of well logging.


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3. Kropotova E.P., Korovina T.A., Romanov E.A., Fedortsov I.V., Sostoyanie izuchennosti i sovremennye vzglyady na stroenie, sostav i perspektivy doyurskikh otlozheniy zapadnoy chasti Surgutskogo rayona (Rogozhnikovskiy litsenzionnyy uchastok) (The state of knowledge and modern views on the structure, composition and prospects of pre-Jurassic deposits of the western part of the Surgut region (Rogozhnikovsky license area)),Proceedings of IX scientific and practical conference Puti realizatsii neftegazovogo potentsiala KhMAO (Ways of realization of oil and gas potential of KhMAO), Khanty-Mansiysk, 2006, pp. 133146.

4. Karlov A.M., Usmanov I.Sh., Trofimov E.N. et al., Makroizuchenie neftenasyshchennykh vulkanitov doyurskogo kompleksa Sidermskoy ploshchadi Rogozhnikovskogo mestorozhdeniya (Macro-study of oil-saturated volcanics of the pre-Jurassic complex of the Sidermskaya area of the Rogozhnikovskoye field) Proceedings of X scientific and practical conference Puti realizatsii neftegazovogo potentsiala KhMAO (Ways of realization of oil and gas potential of KhMAO), Khanty-Mansiysk, 2007, pp. 295307.

5. Shadrina S.V., Kropotova E.P., Kharakter neftenasyshcheniya porod doyurskogo kompleksa yugo-vostochnogo obramleniya maloatlymskogo vala (The nature of oil saturation of rocks of the pre-Jurassic complex of the southeastern framing of the Atoll) Proceedings of X scientific and practical conference Puti realizatsii neftegazovogo potentsiala KhMAO (Ways of realization of oil and gas potential of KhMAO), Khanty-Mansiysk, 2007, pp. 379382.

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14. Metodicheskie rekomendatsii po podschetu zapasov nefti i gaza obemnym metodom. Otsenka kharaktera nasyshchennosti po dannym GIS (Guidelines for the calculation of reserves of oil and gas by volumetric method. Assessment of the nature of saturation according to well logging): edited by Petersile V.I., Poroskun V.I., Yatsenko G.G., Moscow Tver: Publ. of VNIGNI, 2003. 261 p.

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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-1-29-34

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T.V. Burikova (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), G.I. Minigalieva (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), A.V. Dvorkin (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), O.R. Privalova (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), B.L. Khashper (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), G.F. Baiburina (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa)
Petrophysical criteria for differentiation of the Lower Carboniferous terrigenous sequence of the Republic of Bashkortostan

Keywords: sandstones, siltstones, clay, petrophysical classes, well logs methods, electrophysical analysis

In the Paleozoic section of Bashkortostan the Lower Carboniferous terrigenous sequence is the largest hydrocarbon reserve. Significant oil accumulations in these deposits were discovered back in the 40s of the last century. However nowadays in Bashkortostan exploratory drilling has been actively conducted. So oil deposits discoveries replenished significantly. New licensed areas have not enough petrophysical information. So in this work the available geological and petrophysical information has been summarizing. The methodology of the work is based on a consistent study of data complex including detailed core study, lithotypes of rocks identification, comparing them with petrophysical heterogeneity and justification of factors affecting the reservoir properties. Mass clay can be used as a determining factor affecting the structure and filtration and capacitive properties of terrigenous rocks. All terrigenous differences were divided into three petrophysical classes according to boundaries selected by clay. For each class of rocks their own petrophysical dependencies are obtained and the boundary values of the filtration and capacitive parameters for reservoir identification were determined. Based on the core and well logs analysis results a lithofacial analysis has been carried out for electrofacies identification according to V.S. Muromtsev methodology. The filtration and capacitive properties distribution described by the petrophysical classes in accordance with the identified facies zones is shown, which gives an understanding of terrigenous deposits collector properties predicting possible accuracy by using lithofacial heterogeneity maps. So lithological heterogeneity of terrigenous rocks is revealed and confirmed. Proposed methodology also allows specify deposits geological structure when reservoir productivity predicting.


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K.E. Zakrevskiy (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow), M.I. Saakyan (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow), A.E. Lepilin (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), Ch.R. Akhmetov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa)
Automation of fluid contact surfaces construction in geology modeling

Keywords: geological model, declustering methods, oil-water contact, surface construction

The article is devoted to some aspects of optimizing the process of digital geological modeling of oil and gas fields. The algorithm for constructing fluid contact surfaces is proposed, which allows to automate the stage of geometrization of oil and gas deposits, speed up the modeling process, and reduce the number of errors at the same time. The algorithm contains the following computing units:

analyzing and pre-processing the initial data, namely, geophysical collector non-collector interpretation, gas oil water interpretation and zone markers;

calculating the surface of fluid contacts by minimizing the deviation of known initial data relative to a certain surface;

data declustering allowing to reduce the influence of tightly located data groups;

minimizing discrepancies between the calculation result and the initial data, which allows to hook the obtained contact surface onto the markers.

Obtained results have been illustrated by examples of automated construction of contact surfaces on deposits of the West Siberian and Volga-Urals oil and gas provinces. The proposed algorithm can be used manually and automatically for updating and adaptation of fluid contact surfaces to changed input data at the stage of reservoir geometrization. The algorithm most effectively manifests itself in large oil and gas fields with a large number of wells. In addition to constructing fluid contact surfaces, the application of the algorithm allows the geologist-designer to analyze the well data for the presence of wells with significant inclinometry errors.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-1-42-45

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I.N. Abdulin (Ufa State Aviation Technical University, RF, Ufa), V.A. Baikov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa ; Ufa State Aviation Technical University, RF, Ufa)
Identification of fractal properties and parameters upscaling of layered heterogeneous medium

Keywords: hydrodynamic modeling, identification of parameters, layered inhomogeneous medium, upscaling, permeability, fractals, power laws

Coarsening of computational spatial grids is one of the main ways to reduce the cost of computing resources in geological and hydrodynamic modeling of hydrocarbon reservoirs. The procedure of overriding reservoir properties in an upsized cell of the computational grid is called upscaling (averaging). The quality of this procedure is determined by degree of prognostic capability decreasing of applied models. The traditional way for determining the average value as the arithmetic mean is not always applicable in practice, since it does not take into account the spatial heterogeneity of the averaged values distribution. In this paper, we consider the case of a reservoir with formation reservoir properties (permeability and porosity) values close to power functions of the spatial variable. Proximity of reservoir properties to power function indicates to a fractal inhomogeneity of the porous medium. The power-law upscaling procedure is proposed for this case. An initial-boundary-value problem for a one-dimensional fractal model of unsteady-state filtration is considered. The identification procedure of fractal quantities of this model is proposed and investigated. The proposed methods tested on data from one of the fields in Western Siberia. A comparative analysis with the arithmetic mean method is performed on permeability data. The proposed techniques have a potential for use in reservoir engineering and monitoring.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-1-46-49

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A.T. Zhubanov (Tyumen Petroleum Research Center LLC, RF, Tyumen), A.V. Tropin (Tyumen Petroleum Research Center LLC, RF, Tyumen), N.A. Cheremisin (Tyumen Petroleum Research Center LLC, RF, Tyumen)
Influence of relict oil saturation in a gas cap of oil-gas-condensate fields on the rate of hydrocarbon production

Keywords: relict oil saturation, hydrodynamic model, residual oil saturation, gas cap, critical oil saturation, end points, gas condensate loss

It is known that in the pore space of many gas and gas condensate fields, along with residual water, relict residual oil is also contained. Relict oil is also found in the gas caps of oil and gas and oil and gas condensate fields. It is also believed that the oil reserves in gas caps are so small or not drainable that they are neglected during modeling. However, relict oil can significantly affect the hydrodynamic relationship between gas and oil saturated reservoirs. In the vicinity of the gas-oil contact, where oil was displaced by gas during the formation of the reservoir, the relict oil saturation should be close to the residual characteristic for this process with insignificant mutual dissolution. The presence of liquid and solid hydrocarbons in gas deposits sometimes reaches such volumes that the adjustment of the estimated parameters in the direction of reducing the useful capacity of the gas occupied becomes necessary. Relict oil is inherently motionless with any filtration mechanism. Residual oil saturation during the introduction of oil into the gas cap is formed from its capillary- blocked part and relict oil saturation. Accounting for relict oil saturation allows to improve the quality of the forecast, as well as to consider design decisions in the field of reservoir development, previously not taken into account. The article considers the influence of the initial (relict) oil saturation in gas caps on the rate of hydrocarbon production when using various methods for setting relict oil over a gas-oil contact. In addition, the necessity of dividing reservoirs into classes is discussed to justify the critical and residual values of oil and gas saturation, not only in terms of permeability and degree of hydrophilicity, but also in the nature of the initial saturation of reservoirs with hydrocarbons. On the example of one of the objects of the oil and gas condensate field shelf island Sakhalin, it is shown that assigning relict oil and revising the concept of the amount of residual oil saturation allows us to exclude a significant amount of losses of oil and gas products in the gas cap and to take a fresh look at the effectiveness of advanced gas development or joint development of a gas cap and rim.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-1-50-54

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S.Z. Fatikhov (Bashneft-PETROTEST LLC, RF, Ufa), A.F. Gimaev (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), V.N. Fedorov (Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, RF, Ufa)
Using of thermal-hydrodynamic methods of layers research in the fields in the Republic of Bashkortostan

Keywords: : well test, permanent downhole gauge (PDG), multi-layered object, Joule Thomson effect

The development of multi-layer objects by a single filter leads to the impossibility of regulating the created depression on each layer independently of each other, which necessitates the use of special methods for monitoring energy, production and filtration properties. One of such methods is the use of permanent downhole gauges (PDG), which measure parameters such as pressure, temperature, flow, moisture content in front of each stratum with a string of complex geophysical instruments. High values of water cut and differentiation of reservoir pressures of a multi-layer development facility, which is a characteristic feature of the middle and late stages of development of the Republic of Bashkortostan, lead to a distortion of the recorded parameters. Therefore, special well tests are required to control reservoir pressure, productivity and reservoir development. To determine the individual values of reservoir pressure and the reservoir productivity index of a multi-layered object, an analysis was performed using methods proposed by a number of authors in the middle of the 20th century. To refine the composition of the inflow, a method based on the Joule Thomson effect is proposed. Similar to the analysis of steady-state studies using an indicator diagram, the Joule Thomson coefficient was determined from the pressure-temperature plot, constructed from the points obtained when stabilizing the bottomhole pressure and temperature at several steady-state regimes. Application of thermo-hydrodynamic methods of well tests allowed to determine individual values of reservoir pressure, productivity index, hydroconductivity, permeability and skin factor of each of the investigated layers of a multi-layered object.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-1-56-59

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M.I. Amerkhanov (Tatnet PJSC, RF, Almetyevsk), A.T. Zaripov (TatNIPIneft, RF, Bugulma), A.N. Beregovoi (TatNIPIneft, RF, Bugulma), N.A. Knyazeva (TatNIPIneft, RF, Bugulma), E.P. Vasilyev (TatNIPIneft, RF, Bugulma)
Process engineering solutions to improve heavy oil development at Tatneft assets

Keywords: steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), heavy oil reservoirs, transition zone, hydrocarbon solvents, acid compositions, thermo-gelling compositions

Currently, pilot project on heavy oil production by SAGD technology is being implemented in Tatarstan fields. An essential factor complicating heavy oil production is presence of oil-water transition zones penetrated by production wells. Other adverse factors include presence of gas and water zones, lack of distinct reservoir continuity, mudded interlayers, high variability of OWC depth over short intervals in new fields and uplifts. All these factors result in either man-induced or natural migration of underlying mineral waters into the overlying fresh water aquifers. At the same time, a number of issues should be addressed prior to production operations, including selection of optimal composition based on rock mineralogy in the interwell space, and calculation of the required injected amount and concentration of chemicals, which will depend on reservoir rocks (clay and carbonate content). On the one hand, the amount of the injected composition should be sufficient for efficient treatment of the interwell space; on the other hand, it is necessary to prevent channeling between parallel horizontal wells (injector and producer), which will eventually result in steam breakthrough. It is critical to solve the problem of minimizing the adverse impact on the tubing string and the screen pipe by selecting an optimal composition and stimulation option. Some engineering aspects must also be addressed concerning treating either the entire horizontal wellbore or the selected borehole sections. This will require application of emulsion compositions.

To date, due to concerted efforts of engineers from scientific and production units of Tatneft PJSC, a suite of technology has been developed to significantly mitigate the negative effect of the above-mentioned factors when producing heavy oil by SAGD method.


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3. Patent no. 2483092 RF, MPK C 09 K 8/42, Composition of polysaccharide gel for killing of high-temperature wells, Inventors: Ibatullin R.R., Amerkhanov M.I., Rakhimova Sh.G., Beregovoy A.N., Zolotukhina V.S., Ibragimov N.G., Fadeev V.G.

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12. Akhmetzyanov F.M., Zaripov A.T., Beregovoy Ant.N. et al., Povyshenie effektivnosti razrabotki zalezhey sverkhvyazkoy nefti s primeneniem metoda parogravitatsionnogo drenirovaniya za schet vnedreniya usovershenstvovannoy tekhnologii zakachki uglevodorodnogo rastvoritelya (Improving the efficiency of the development of super-viscous oil deposits using the method of steam gravity drainage due to the introduction of an improved technology for the injection of hydrocarbon solvent), Proceedings of TatNIPIneft' / Tatneft PJSC, Moscow: Neftyanoe khozyaystvo Publ., 2019, V. 87, pp. 153157.
DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-1-60-65

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A.M. Petrakov (VNIIneft JSC, RF, Moscow), T.S. Rogova (VNIIneft JSC, RF, Moscow), S.V. Makarshin (VNIIneft JSC, RF, Moscow), A.V. Kornilov (VNIIneft JSC, RF, Moscow), A.V. Zhirov (VNIIneft JSC, RF, Moscow), G.V. Sansiev (Zarubezhneft JSC, RF, Moscow)
Selection of surfactant-polymer technology for enhanced oil recovery project in carbonate formations of Central-Khoreiver uplift

Keywords: surfactant-polymer flooding; interfacial tension; oil displacement efficiency; coreflood experiment; adsorption

The main producing formations of Central-Khoreiver uplift fields are carbonate Devonian deposits (Famenian stage) that are characterized by mixed-wet surface, reservoir temperatures around 70C and high salinity formation water up to 210 g/l. A study is currently in progress these object to evaluate the injection of different chemical agents to increase oil recovery factor. The paper includes the scheme of surfactant and surfactant-polymer composition selection and the approach to evaluate potential results of injection of the most prospective composition. Application of surfactant compositions was evaluated for high salinity treated formation water (without applying salinity gradient). The first step of surfactant composition selection included testing of water solution stability in formation water with salinity that is characteristic for Central-Khoreiver uplift conditions. Then interfacial tension of surfactant water solution with oil was measured, as well as adsorption properties. Surfactant water solutions cannot reach the conditions to form Winsor type (III) microemulsions with oil at that high salinity. The target values of interfacial tension were set in the range around 10-2, and not higher than 10-1 mN/m. Three most promising surfactant compositions were selected from the results of physical-chemical experiments, with acceptable IFT and static adsorption properties. Filtration experiments on composite core model were conducted to evaluate the efficiency of selected composition. The maximum obtained level of incremental oil recovery from the porous medium in comparison with water injection was 22%; surfactant recommended for additional experimental program. On the next stage, polymers were selected, dynamic adsorption of surfactant and polymers was measured on water-saturated core and mixed surfactant-polymer composition properties were evaluated. Low interfacial tension confirmed on the interface of surfactant-polymer composition with oil and there was no negative influence of surfactant on polymer viscosity. Obtained parameters were used to build a sector model of field development unit. Technological efficiency is high for the selected scheme of composition injection in the considered conditions.


1. VNIIneft' enterprise standard Metodiki testirovaniya khimicheskikh reagentov dlya obrabotki prizaboynoy zony plasta dobyvayushchikh i nagnetatel'nykh skvazhin (Testing methods for chemical reagents for treatment of the bottom-hole zone of the reservoir of producing and injection wells), Moscow: Publ. of VNIIneft', 2017, 33 p.

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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-1-66-70

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K.S. Fot (Izhevsk Petroleum Research Center CJSC, RF, Izhevsk), A.Yu. Zhukov (Izhevsk Petroleum Research Center CJSC, RF, Izhevsk), S.Yu. Borhovich (Udmurt State University, RF, Izhevsk)
Approaches to increasing the operational efficiency of operation of oil field on the example of reducing the viscosity of oil emulsions in pipelines

Keywords: rheological properties, high-viscosity emulsions, water cut, demulsifiers, oil production and transportation

The possibilities of increasing the operating efficiency of oilfield exploitation with a well-developed oil gathering system complicated by highly viscous emulsions due to targeted use of the demulsifier at certain points in the pipeline system to reduce the viscosity of the transported oil-water emulsion during the course of demulsification are discussed and shown. By the example of the redistribution of the dosing points of the demulsifier, the necessity and sufficiency of supplying the reagent strictly in certain parts of the system is shown. The question of the local effect of "re-dispersion" due to overdose of the demulsifier during the transportation of oil-water emulsion is considered. It was noted that when analyzing oil gathering systems, it is necessary to carry out comprehensive measures to establish the causes of increased pressure, which are the result of various complicating factors (asphalt-resin-paraffin deposits, scaling, gas hydrates, oil-water emulsions, etc.), and technological reasons - excess flow, changes in fluid viscosity, etc. The main technological effect of the fight against highly viscous emulsions is to reduce the linear pressure in the system of oil-gathering pipelines, which not only positively affects the integrity of the system, but also leads to a significant economic effect, which consists of several components. First, there is a reduction in the total energy consumption for transporting the produced fluid; secondly, reduction of electricity consumption by sucker-rod downhole pumping equipment; and, thirdly, the most significant contribution is made by the possibility of increasing the volume of oil produced during the operation of wells with the help of electrical centrifugal pumping equipment. This approach is recommended for introduction in mature fields that are at a late stage of development, having a developed oil gathering system and having various types of complications that reduce throughput.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-1-72-76

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N.N. Gorban (Caspian Pipeline Consortium JSC, RF, Moscow), G.G. Vasiliev (Gubkin University, RF, Moscow), I.A. Leonovich (Gubkin University, RF, Moscow), A.P. Salnikov (Gubkin University, RF, Moscow)
Study of the functioning models of tank farms of marine terminals in the Russian Federation

Keywords: marine oil terminal, vertical steel tank, tank farm, oil, oil product
The article discusses the results of a study of existing models for the implementation of tank farms of oil terminals in the Russian Federation and identifies existing approaches to the formation of tank farms as tools for storing and transshipment of oil and oil products. The analysis of existing marine terminals is carried out according to the criteria of their working conditions, characteristics of oil and oil products storage parks and the volume of oil transshipment. General models of the formation of storage parks are identified depending on the specified criteria. Criteria for the implementation of the models, the main factors affecting the choice of the model depending on the functional purpose of the marine terminal are determined. The authors carried out analysis of the criteria for the optimal design of the oil tank at the offshore terminal, taking into account the requirements of the regulatory and technical documentation of the Russian Federation. The article presents the factors influencing the choice of the optimal reservoir design for an offshore oil transshipment terminal. The analysis is made to find the optimal design of the tank of the marine terminal from the lineup, the most used designs in the Russian Federation. The statement of the problem of researching the reliability and safety of reservoir designs that are most optimally suited to the functioning of the offshore oil transshipment terminal is proposed.
DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-1-77-80

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A.V. Alferov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), I.R. Valiakhmetov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), P.V. Vinogradov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), V.R. Gallyamov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), A.K. Sakhibgareev (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), E.B. Danileyko (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow)
Improving the approach to determining period between two intratubal cleanings for field pipelines in the conditions of water accumulations

Keywords: intratubal cleaning, period between two intratubal cleanings, field pipeline, water accumulations in pipelines, hydraulic modelling, surrogate model

Exploitation of hydrocarbon fields is characterized by water content increase in the extracted products over the development time. The increase in water cut of the extracted products complicates the operation of field pipelines. The transported products of field are stratified into phases under the influence of low flow rates in pipeline, differences in densities of phase, changes in thermobaric conditions. This leads to the formation of stagnant zones along the pipeline, which intensifies the rate of corrosion processes, causes a decrease in the flow section of pipelines and increases energy consumption for transportation.

The article is devoted to improvement of algorithms for predicting characteristics of the mode of operation of field pipelines in conditions of risk of formation water accumulations. Approach allows for a cost-justify the choice of the optimal period between two cleanings of field pipelines with characteristics of the pipeline section, its profile, and mode of operation, dynamics of formation of water clusters and their impact on pressure losses and the costs of cleaning operation of pipeline. In developing the new approach, the main parameters affecting on formation of water clusters have been identified. Using a dynamic hydraulic simulator, multivariate simulation for selected parameters is performed. On the basis of the array of data obtained, a simplified mathematical model of the process of formation of water clusters in field pipelines is formed. Model allows predicting the volume of water clusters and pressure losses in the pipeline without use of a resource-intensive simulator for dynamic hydraulic modeling. Results of proposed approach for determining the inter-treatment period have been presented by examples in comparison with the previously applied criterion, which took into account only the increase in pressure losses in pipeline.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-1-82-85

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Stepanov P.P., Sakhnevich A.N., Mokerov S.K., Kincharov A.I.
Using next-generation tubular steels in volga-ural oil and gas province

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P.A. Revel-Muroz (Transneft PJSC, RF, Moscow), Ya.M. Fridland (The Pipeline Transport Institute LLC, RF, Moscow), S.E. Kutukov (The Pipeline Transport Institute LLC, RF, Moscow), A.I. Golianov (The Pipeline Transport Institute LLC, RF, Moscow), O.V. Chetvertkova (The Pipeline Transport Institute LLC, RF, Moscow)
Estimation of the oil pumping technology effectiveness with drag reduction agents

Keywords: trunk pipeline, oil pumping, drag reduction agent, special technology, energy consumption, efficiency criterion, energy saving, process optimization, operating point, pump station

The aim of this article is to justify the field of rational application of drag reducing additives (DRA) DR technology and substantiation of the methodology for optimizing the technological modes of operation of the main oil pipeline taking into account the properties of the DRA in terms of energy and economic efficiency of the pumping process. A methodology for evaluating the effectiveness of the use of pumping technology with DRA, based on the fundamental principles of a methodology for quantifying the effectiveness of oil transportation, is proposed. The efficiency criterion is the ratio of the calculated pumping parameters to the actual values recorded by the standard means of the Dispatch Control and Pipeline Management System, which allows real-time identification of the components of the efficiency factor of the technological section of the main pipeline. Monitoring the components of the efficiency factor of the technological section of the main pipeline allows to identify reserves for reducing energy consumption in the main transport of oil and oil products, as well as to compare the performance indicators of various production facilities of Transneft with each other, taking into account the whole variety of design decisions of the technological section of the main pipeline: looping, inserts, discharges and pumping, tees, valves, etc. In the framework of the proposed performance criterion, the features of the technology of using DRA to shut off part of pumping units in order to save energy resources and to temporarily increase the pumping capacity in excess of the capacity of the existing oil pipeline are considered. It is shown that the cost of the agent for reducing hydraulic resistance (5-12 USD/kg) is a significant limiting factor for the widespread use of DR technology, which limits the appropriate concentration of additives to 10 ppm in terms of reducing operating costs for pumping (specific energy consumption and costs on DRA).


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-1-90-95

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Z.Z. Sharafutdinov (The Pipeline Transport Institute LLC, RF, Moscow), I.R. Islamov (The Pipeline Transport Institute LLC, RF, Moscow), V.A. Gruzdev (The Pipeline Transport Institute LLC, RF, Moscow), V.O. Zotov (Transneft PJSC, RF, Moscow), R.A. Kapaev (Transneft PJSC, RF, Moscow), S.F. Urmancheev (Mavlyutov Institute of Mechanics, Ufa Investigation Center of RAS, RF, Ufa)
Condition assessment of the drill hole before pipeline pulling

Keywords: main pipeline, pilot drill hole, pipeline underwater crossing, directional drilling, horizontal directional drilling, drilling rig, drill string, drill bit, drilling well, drilling mud, water barriers, drill string assembly

Pipeline pulling is the final and one of the most responsible process operation during construction of the trunk line underwater passage using directional drilling method. The analysis of tractive forces for pipeline pulling during construction of the trunk line underwater passage using directional drilling method demonstrated that the process complications in terms of growth of the tracking forces while pulling are caused by the following reasons: the available the borehole curvilinear sections; the borehole shoulders formed when passing in the interstratified soils with different physical and mechanical properties; the obstacles in terms of the soil massifs upstream the pipeline outlet due to available mud pads formed as a result of insufficient removal of drilling cuttings or collapse of the borehole constructed in the non-cemented soils; the borehole flow area reduction as a result of squeezing the high plasticity clays into the well. Thus, the changes introduced in the borehole geometry parameters and the passage profile during drilling and the pilot bore hole enlargement are the main reason for growth of tractive forces in the course of pipeline pulling. Therefore, prior to perform the pipeline pulling process, it is important to have the instrumental procedure for the borehole condition evaluation. Today, the only instrumental procedure to control the bore hole spatial attitude and its available deviations from the design position is inclinometer surveying method The inclinometer surveying method is used both for telemetry monitoring of the drilling tool position during pilot borehole construction and for passage profile assessment after the last stage of enlargement. In the article the main conclusions and regulations obtained as a result of the process complications and emergencies analysis during construction of the trunk line underwater passages and the causes for the process complications and emergencies occurrence are considered. The method and criterion for borehole condition assessment is given according to the data of the well inclinometer surveying. The assessment of the bore hole condition according to the data of inclinometer surveying carried out after the well enlargement, allows for developing stringent requirements to contractors' operation and acceptance of their performance results, as well as for preventing process complications and emergencies in during pipeline pulling.


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4. Sharafutdinov Z.Z., Parizher V.I., Sorokin D.N. et al., Stroitel'stvo perekhodov magistral'nykh truboprovodov cherez estestvennye i iskusstvennye prepyatstviya (Construction of crossings of trunk pipelines through natural and artificial obstacles), Novosibirsk: Nauka Publ., 2013, 339 p.

5. Kharitonov V.A., Bakhareva N.V., Organizatsiya i tekhnologiya stroitel'stva truboprovodov metodom gorizontal'no-napravlennogo bureniya (Organization and technology of construction of pipelines using horizontal directional drilling), Moscow: ASV Publ., 2011, 344 p.

6. Sharafutdinov Z.Z., Stroitel'stvo podvodnykh perekhodov magistral'nykh nefteprovodov metodom naklonno-napravlennogo bureniya (Construction of underwater crossings of oil trunk pipelines using directional drilling), Moscow: Nedra Publ., 2019, 357 p.
DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-1-96-101

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