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G.I. Shmal (Union of Oil & Gas Producers of Russia, RF, Moscow), V.Ya. Kershenbaum (Gubkin University, RF, Moscow), T.A. Guseva (Gubkin University, RF, Moscow), A.Yu. Moroz (Gubkin University, RF, Moscow)
Regulatory aspects of import substitution in the oil and gas sector

Keywords: import substitution, standardization, project management, harmonization, standardization documents, national standards

The article discusses the legislative and regulatory aspects of import substitution by the example of the Russian oil and gas sector. It was noted that federal and industry programs prepared over the past 5 years are mainly focused on import substitution of certain groups of uniform products, while the implementation of unique projects often becomes more significant in the oil and gas industry. Moreover, despite the use of standardization tools, including the making of long-term plans for the preparation of national standards, barriers to the successful solution of the import substitution problem arise, caused not only by poorly effective harmonization of standards, but also by significant differences in domestic and foreign regulatory practice of project management approaches. The article presents the results of an analysis of the harmonization of national standardization documents with international analogues carried out in accordance with the Federal Law On Standardization in the Russian Federation, the regional legislation of the Eurasian Economic Union, and the norms of the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade of the World Trade Organization. As an example, the work plans of the technical standardization committee 023 Oil and Gas Industry for the period from 2009 to 2020 is considered. In addition, the provisions of interstate and national standards in the field of project management prepared by the technical committee 205 "Project Management" were examined, the differences between Russian and international standards in this area were identified. The authors also defined the risks arising from the established differences, presented directions for improving the development of regulatory documents in the field of project management, contributing to the implementation of the tasks of import substitution in the oil and gas sector.


1. Shmal' G.I., Kershenbaum V.Ya., Guseva T.A., Belozertseva L.Yu., New stage of standardization in oil and gas industry (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2015, no. 11, pp. 7880.

2. Shmal' G.I., Kershenbaum V.Ya., Protasov V.N., Shtyrev O.O., Novel approach to the quality management and standardization of the complex technical systems for oil and gas industry (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2018, no. 6, pp. 145147.

3. Aronov I.Z., Rybakova A.M., Salamatov V.Yu. et al., Assessing the contribution of the fund of standards of the Russian Federation into the countrys economy. Five years later (In Russ.), Standarty i kachestvo, 2020, no. 1, pp. 1015.

4. Aronov I.Z., Zazhigalkin A.V., Rakov A.V. et al., The package principle of standards development An undeservedly forgotten planning technology for standardization (In Russ.), Standarty i kachestvo, 2015, no. 8, pp. 2430.

5. Guseva T.A., Novikov O.A., Specific features of development of draft national standards for import substitution of oil and gas facilities in Russia (In Russ.), Trudy RGU nefti i gaza (NIU) imeni I.M. Gubkina, 2018, no. 2, pp. 7583.

6. Guseva T.A., Development of competitive-oriented standards for import substitution programme of oil and gas facilities in Russia (In Russ.), Trudy RGU nefti i gaza (NIU) imeni I.M. Gubkina, 2018, no. 3, pp. 144152.

7. Kershenbaum V.Ya., Moroz A.Yu., The concept of "quality standard" and the development of its item quality indicators for the regulatory framework of the innovative project in the oil and gas engineering (In Russ.), Oborudovanie i tekhnologii dlya neftegazovogo kompleksa, 2019, no. 6, pp. 4043.
DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-4-6-9

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E.O. Malysheva (RN-Shelf-Arctic LLC, RF, Moscow), E.M. Volfovich (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow), S.A. Gorbunova (RN-Shelf-Arctic LLC, RF, Moscow), O.G. Nikiforova (RN-Shelf-Arctic LLC, RF, Moscow), V.A. Nikishin (RN-Shelf-Arctic LLC, RF, Moscow
Depositional environments of Upper Paleozoic and Mesozoic deposits basing on sedimentological studies: Russian sector of the Barents Sea

Keywords: The Barents Sea, depositional environments, wells, core, logs, sedimentological studies, ichnofacies, structure and texture, paleogeographic reconstructions

The publication deals with the results of facies analisys and depositional environments reconstructions for the Permian - Jurassic sequences within the area of the eastern Barents Sea, including its southern part, the Pechora Sea and adjacent onshore areas of Rosneft Oil Company license areas. The research was based on revision, cutting or slabbing and sedimentological study of the core and logs interpretation from 21 wells. Compilation of biostratigraphic information and examination of ichnofossils, structures and textures of the rocks provided facies identification and environmental interpretation. Non-marine alluvial to coastal plain, marine near shore to relatively deep water facies has been identified. Cruziana Skolithos ichnofacies, association of Macaronichnus and association typical for brackish-water have been recognized. Permian siliciclastic interval is strongly dominated by regressive deep water to shoreface and deltaic successions. In the Triassic tidal, brackish water and non-marine with alluvial facies were widely spread on the most part of the eastern Barents Sea while northward marine influence increased. Jurassic interval, best represented by the core, is characterized by the tidal to estuary deposits in the Lower Jurassic, shoreface to open marine in the Middle Jurassic and relatively deep water marine in the Upper Jurassic. Identified in core and logs facies are regarded as the basis for seismic facies interpretation and space prediction of hydrocarbon bearing plays of Rosneft Oil Company.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-4-10-16

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V.N. Stavitskaya (Arctic Research Center LLC, RF, Moscow), O.S. Makhova (Arctic Research Center LLC, RF, Moscow), A.B. Popova (Arctic Research Center LLC, RF, Moscow), N.A. Malyshev (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow), V.E. Verzhbitskiy (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow), I.V. Mazaeva (RN-Exploration LLC, RF, Moscow), M.V. Skaryatin (RN-Exploration LLC, RF, Moscow), E.A. Bulgakova (RN-Exploration LLC, RF, Moscow), S.A. Zaytseva (RN-Exploration LLC, RF, Moscow)
Mesozoic-Cenozoic deposits of the East Siberian and the Chukchi Seas and the prospects of their oil and gas potential based on sequence stratigraphic analysis

Keywords: stratigraphy, sequence, system tracts, sea-level change, petroleum systems

Today the Eastern Russian Arctic is the least studied region of the world. Anyway there are some sedimentary basins with thick deposits and probable high oil and gas potential. Sedimentary basins mostly filled with Aptian-Cenozoic sediments. In some areas the presence of an older Paleozoic cover is assumed. Terrigenous clinoform complexes of Cretaceous and Cenozoic age are the main target of this study. The sequence stratigraphic analysis is the most suitable method for detailed understanding of the internal geological structure of clinoform complexes today. This analysis was based on reference seismic profiles located in the Northern part of the East Siberian and Chukchi seas. The interpretation was carried out with the use geological and geophysical data for wells of the US sector of the Chukchi sea, Aion-1, ACEX, as well as using the results of the outcrops studies of the continental margins of the Eastern Arctic seas and the islands. Detailed study let to identify sequence boundaries, transgressive and maximum flooding surfaces and system tracts. Using the results of interpretation of reference seismic profiles, Wheeler (chronostratigraphic) diagrams were constructed and synchronous regional events, transgressions and regressions, were identified. Transgressive and regressive cycles in deposits were established. The Cretaceous clinoform complex has a predominantly regressive structure, and the Cenozoic clinoform complex includes two transgressive and regressive cycles. Regressive and transgressive trends allowed to clarify the stratigraphic position of sections. Four major transgressive and regressive cycles divided by regional boundaries were established for the entire sedimentary section. The lower boundary corresponds to a global flooding in Thanetian age (the Paleocene). The coastline moved inside mainland for hundreds kilometers. The second boundary is also consistent with a global flood, set in Lutetian time (middle Eocene), and then the trend became a regressive one. The next regional boundary corresponds to the erosional stage in Barton time (middle Eocene) and marks the end of regression and the beginning of transgression. The upper boundary corresponds to the stage of flooding, established in the Priabonian time (late Eocene). Later the trend of sedimentation became regressive up to the present time. As a result, a comprehensive analysis allowed Rosneft Oil Company to clarify the age and conditions of formation of Mesozoic and Cenozoic sediments, as well as the forecast of the presence and distribution of elements of hydrocarbon systems (detecting the intervals of regional reservoirs, source rocks, seals).


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-4-17-23

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A.N. Ivanov (Vietsovpetro JV, the Socialist Republic Vietnam, Vung Tau), P.S. Balenko (Vietsovpetro JV, the Socialist Republic Vietnam, Vung Tau), S.V. Beliaev (Vietsovpetro JV, the Socialist Republic Vietnam, Vung Tau), E.V. Kudin (Vietsovpetro JV, the Socialist Republic Vietnam, Vung Tau), A.D. Dzyublo (Gubkin University, RF, Moscow)
Reservoir characterization refinement using Beluga oilfield as an example (southern shelf of Vietnam)

Keywords: Cuulong basin, offshore oilfield, Vietnam, Miocene, Oligocene, reservoir development, drilling, hydrocarbon reserves, uncertainty

Oil recourses of continental shelf are estimated about 457 billion tons of oil equivalent. According to International Energy Agency data 1/3 of worlds oil and gas production is produced by marine oilfields and its share will grow in the future. Specific location of marine oil and gas fields put certain limits on all stages of fields development, from well patterns to oilfield infrastructure taking into account producing volumes, its physical and chemical properties, weather conditions, distance to the shore, water depth, onshore infrastructure, transport of oil and gas to consumer and many other factors. At the initial stage of oil field development, geology is the main factor, which defines the amount of proved oil and gas reserves. Uncertainty in parameters such as shape and size of an oilfield, oil-water contact position, faults position and transmissibility, collector distribution and concatenation, areas of perspective reserves is quite high. Development projects on marine shelf require substantial investments due to higher cost of prospecting, drilling, construction and service, production transport, environment protection activities. Therefore, uncertainty assessment and creating measures to lower the risks play key role at the initial stage of shelf oilfields development.

This article presents the results of Beluga oilfield reservoir characterization refinement using logs, seismic, production and dynamic well test data. Based on updated geological model, the well patterns and drilling priorities were changed and additional well intervention measures have been taken.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-4-24-26

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A.V. Novoyavchev (Moscow State University Seismic Data Analysis Center LLC, RF, Moscow), A.A. Kleimenov (Moscow State University Seismic Data Analysis Center LLC, RF, Moscow), M.Yu. Tokarev (Moscow State University Seismic Data Analysis Center LLC, RF, Moscow), K.M. Myatchin (Moscow State University Seismic Data Analysis Center LLC, RF, Moscow)
Determination of the optimal filtering parameters to find close associations of seismic inversion attributes

Keywords: seismic attribute associations, frequency range, matrix of the Pearson correlation coefficients, total weighted correlation matrix

Seismic survey data is the basis for geologic modeling and reservoir characterization since they are most evenly and relatively tightly distributed in the zone of interest. The use of modern computational methods in the interpretation process generates a huge amount of secondary data referred to as seismic attributes. The total volume of this data may be hundreds of times greater than the amount of post-processing data. Attributes hide large potentially useful components. Attributes help to more accurately outline faults, selvages, fractured zones, lithological facies and etc. Some of the most useful attributes are the elastic parameters models of the rocks obtained as a result of inverse computational methods. As a result of further mathematical transformations of these models, together with petrophysical models, experts can obtain models of useful engineering and exploration parameters. A huge number of attributes as well as their hidden linear and non-linear dependencies create the Big Data problem. In this article, we propose methods for searching for associations and the corresponding optimal filtering ranges (bandwidth or statistical) of attributes that significantly reduce future computational costs. Despite the fact that the algorithms are quite demanding on computing resources, their efficiency over time can be significantly increased through the use of parallelization methods.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-4-27-29

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R.A. Gasumov (SevKavNIPIgaz JSC, RF, Stavropol), Yu.S. Minchenko (SevKavNIPIgaz JSC, RF, Stavropol)
Results of researches of technological liquids based on organomineral colloid system

Keywords: research, organomineral colloid system, formulation, process liquid, bench tests, blocking properties, core material

During the construction of wells, various complications are observed. Despite the experience of drilling in various mining and geological conditions, the costs of eliminating complications during well drilling reach up to 710 % of the drilling process itself. This is due to the complication of drilling conditions, an increase in the number of deep, deviated, horizontal and multilateral wells. More than 50 % of the emergency time is spent on eliminating the complications associated with rock instability. These circumstances necessitate an increase in the quality requirements of process fluids, including used in well repair. Caustobiolites natural organogenic materials (sapropels, peat, brown coals, etc.) are promising for the preparation of process liquids. Such drilling fluids are environmentally friendly, easily cleaned of sludge, after use they can be further applied for the restoration of disturbed lands. To assess the prospects of using organomineral colloid as process liquid for well construction and repair, laboratory studies were carried out to study the basic properties of OMK-1 reagent.

The article presents physicochemical, rheological indicators of an organomineral colloid. Based on the results of studies of the basic properties of OMK-1 reagent dispersions, formulations of mineralized liquids with high density values for high pressure conditions and lightweight liquids for high pressure conditions were selected. The results of bench tests of the blocking action on core material of various types of drilling fluids based on organomineral colloid are reflected. Summarizing the results of the research, we can conclude that the new OMK-1 reagent is recommended for producing highly efficient process fluids for drilling and workover. Based on an organomineral colloid, fresh, inhibited, mineralized drilling fluids, direct and inverse emulsions can be developed. Environmentally friendly process fluids have regulatory structural and rheological properties, help maintain wellbore stability, are characterized by a fairly low water loss, and have a reduced cost.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-4-30-33

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N.N. Mikhailov (Gubkin University, RF, Moscow; Oil and Gas Research Institute of RAS, RF, Moscow), E.S. Tumanova (VolgogradNIPImorneft Branch of LUKOIL-Engineering LLC in Volgograd, RF, Volgograd), M.V. Zaitsev (Oil and Gas Research Institute of RAS, RF, Moscow)
Power law of filtration and its consequences for low-permeable reservoirs

Keywords: non-linear filtration, permeable reservoirs, phase permeability, hydrodynamic simulation

Nonlinear filtration in low-permeable reservoirs is considered. Low-permeable reservoirs are the most important unconventional source of hydrocarbons, and their development is complicated by filtration anomalies. Existing studies consider non-linear filtration similarly to filtration of a viscoplastic fluid with separation of the initial pressure gradient and determine permeability from Darcy's law. The authors here established a new power law relating the filtration rate to the pressure gradient, which excludes the presence of an initial pressure gradient. Permeability in the power law of filtration does not correspond to Darcy permeability and is not a constant value. Assignment of the reservoir to a low permeability class is based on the values of the absolute permeability, which does not take into account physicochemical interactions during the target phases filtration. Absolute permeability characterizes exclusively the structure of the pore space. Phase permeability accounts for the effects of resistance to the motion of the phases during their physicochemical interaction with the skeleton. The relationship between the phase and absolute permeabilities, assuming the power law of filtration, exists only for fixed values of the pressure gradients. It is shown that within realistic ranges of pressure gradients in low-permeability reservoirs, the phase permeability is not constant but increases with an increasing pressure gradient. It is also shown that classical hydrodynamic models are not applicable for the description of filtration in low-permeability reservoirs. The power law of filtration leads to nonlinearity of the mass conservation equation and to an unconventional form of the piezoelectric conductivity equation. The distinctions of the latter lie in the piezoconductivity coefficient and the nonlinearity of the equation. Agreement with the classical equations is observed only in the particular case of the exponent of 1 in the power law of filtration. Thus, the formal use of commercial simulators to predict the development of deposits with low permeability reservoirs is incorrect.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-4-34-37

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F.E. Safarov (Ufa Scientific and Technical Center LLC, RF, Ufa; Ufa Institute of Chemistry of Ufa Federal Scientific Center of RAS, RF, Ufa), S.A. Vezhnin (Ufa Scientific and Technical Center LLC, RF, Ufa), S.L. Vulfovich (Ufa Scientific and Technical Center LLC, RF, Ufa), O.Z. Ismagilov (Sheshmaoil Management Company LLC, RF, Almetyevsk), V.I. Malykhin (Sheshmaoil Management Company LLC, RF, Almetyevsk), A.A. Isaev (Sheshmaoil Management Company LLC, RF, Almetyevsk), R.Sh. Takhautdinov (Sheshmaoil Management Company LLC, RF, Almetyevsk), A.G. Telin (Ufa Scientific and Technical Center LLC, RF, Ufa)
Tracer tests and conformance control in the well of Dachnoye field

Keywords: fluorescent tracer, log-inject-log techniques, distribution of flow patterns, injector conformance control

The premature breakthrough of the injected water to the producing wells leads to a drastic reduction of oil displacement efficiency and ultimate recovery. This is most typical in the case of fractured carbonate reservoirs with high-viscosity oil. The paper reviews the results of the tracer tests and conformance control operations on a water injection well of Dacnoye field operated by Sheshmaoil LLC. The study features fluorescent tracer tests performed before and after conformance control operations, thus allowing to trace both on the qualitative and quantitative levels the filtration flow patterns between two simultaneously producing targets: the Vereiskian and the Bashkirian sequences. The presented approach to the interpretation of tracer tests differs from the conventional method due to a higher accuracy of the calculated well-to-well reservoir properties and parameters of the identified flow paths. The results of the repeated tracer tests reveal that the flow patterns change when natural and induced fractures are sealed off by an injected cross-linked polymer formed by NGT-Chem-2 chemical in the process of conformance control operations on the injection well. The engineering efficiency of the conformance control operation was evaluated based on the monthly production report using GTM Analysis module within NGT-SMART software in compliance with the applicable industry and company general guidelines for calculation of engineering efficiency of geological and technical measures. The incremental oil produced due to the conformance control operations exceeded 1000 tons over 3 months which indicates displacement of oil from by-passed zones and enhanced recovery.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-4-38-43

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A.Yu. Topal (Udmurtneft OJSC, RF, Izhevsk), V.V. Firsov (Udmurtneft OJSC, RF, Izhevsk), T.S. Usmanov (Izhevsk Petroleum Research Center CJSC, RF, Izhevsk), A.M. Zorin (Izhevsk Petroleum Research Center CJSC, RF, Izhevsk), A.M. Haidar (Izhevsk Petroleum Research Center CJSC, RF, Izhevsk), A.N. Gorin (Izhevsk Petroleum Research Center CJSC, RF, Izhevsk)
Regional aspects of hydraulic fracturing in Udmurtneft OJSC

Keywords: hydraulic fracturing, stimulation of the reservoir, proppant hydraulic fracturing, acid hydraulic fracturing, carbonate reservoir, Volga-Ural region

The methods of improving the technology of acid-proppant fracturing of carbonate reservoirs in the fields of Udmurtneft OJSC are considered that allow performing effective stimulation of wells taking into account the geological features of reservoirs that impede hydraulic fracturing. In Udmurtneft OJSC such geological features include large perforation intervals (up to 200 m from the bottom to the top of the perforation); the presence of undesirable nearby water - or gas-saturated layers; the properties of formations developed simultaneously are significantly different; lack of efficiency of reservoir pressure maintenance system; low reservoir pressures and low temperatures. In the article you can see the engineering solutions to address each factor that complicates performance of frac jobs. For highly partitioned formations with large perforation intervals, hydraulic fracturing is performed with placing sand in bottomhole during the injection process. This method of hydraulic fracturing is implemented according to the following scheme: at first stage the lower penetrated horizon is stimulated, then the proppant agent is put to the bottomhole to the specified interval of perforation, after setting of the sand (proppant agent) in the wellbore the reservoir is stimulated through the upper intervals. In the conditions of undesirable nearby water - or gas-saturated layers it is efficient to perform hydraulic fracturing with stage-by-stage acid injection alternating with shut-in followed by gradual increase of injection rate and subsequent fixing of the created fracture with the proppant agent. To stimulate the simultaneously developed layers with different properties hydraulic fracturing is carried out in accordance with the adaptive design, i.e. the design is changed during the injection process. At low reservoir pressure the optimal method is hydraulic fracturing with blocking composition of cross-linked gel injected at a high flow rate.

The application of the proposed methods to the technology of proppant-acid fracturing makes it possible to increase the efficiency of fracturing, to mitigate the risks during operations, to perform effective stimulation of wells in complex geological conditions, as well as to increase the number of candidate wells for fracturing and to expand the potential for drilling new wells in previously undeveloped areas.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-4-44-48

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M.A. Kuznetsov (Slavneft-Megionneftegas PJSC, RF, Megion), I.I. Letko (Slavneft-Megionneftegas PJSC, RF, Megion), K.R. Ibragimov (Slavneft-Megionneftegas PJSC, RF, Megion), A.F. Mingazov (Slavneft-Megionneftegas PJSC, RF, Megion), M.S. Antonov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa; Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, RF, Ufa), O.V. Evseev (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), A.N. Voronina (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), K.R. Kadyrova (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa)
Algorithm design for locating fracture initiation during multistage refrac in horizontal wells by using iFrac technology

Keywords: re-fracking, iFrac, flow diverting, fracture initiation in series, horizontal well

The article describes the comparative characteristics of different repeated hydraulic fracturing technologies in horizontal wells such as one-stage conventional re-fracturing, SpotFrac technology, fracking with diverting agents, and iFrac. We present the results of efficiency analysis of re-fracturing technologies tests in horizontal wells performed by specialists of Slavneft-Megionneftegas in 20152018. The successful execution of multistage refracking in horizontal well is justified using estimation of additional in-situ stresses caused by injection of propping agent. First stage fracture creating and propping results in closure pressure increasing in the fracture initiating area. This effect depends proportionally on the fracture geometry and can allow initiating the subsequent fractures in other ports in a horizontal well. Also, an algorithm is proposed to determine the sequential stimulation intervals in horizontal well on each stage of re-fracking and to estimate the number of re-stimulated fracturing ports. This algorithm includes such stages as stress field calculation along the horizontal wellbore and fracture design. All calculations are performed using corporate software RN-GeoSim, RN-GRID, RN-KIN. The algorithm of fracture initiating intervals determination is tested on the well No. 1 of the oilfield in Western Siberia. We show that the same fracturing port was stimulated two times during three fracturing stages. Verification of calculations is made using mini-frac data and the accuracy of calculations is about 1 %.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-4-49-53

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E.P. Riabokon (Perm National Research Polytechnic University, RF, Perm)
Laboratory study on the effect of elastic wave treatment on geomechanical and capillary properties of clastic reservoirs

Keywords: elastic wave treatment, geomechanical properties, capillary imbibition, clastic rock, rock properties

Capillary imbibition affects the rate of oil inflow to the production well. Geomechanical properties of the rock are one of the factors determining the rate of capillary imbibition. As a result of elastoplastic deformations of the rock during an oil field development, geomechanical properties change that leads to a decrease in a well production rate. Elastic wave treatment of the bottom-hole formation zone can restore the permeability of the rock to the initial value due to changes in geomechanical properties.

The elastic wave treatment of a bottom-hole formation zone is modelled to evaluate the effect on deformations. The deformation in the model is represented by a change in geomechanical properties (compressive strength, tensile strength, elastic modulus, Poisson's ratio). Spontaneous capillary imbibition is used as a flow property. The study is performed on the Perm period sandstone that corresponds to clastic deposits of oil fields in the south of the Perm region. Experiments on static loading on samples of various diameters are carried out using standard equipment. The zones of compaction and elastic deformation are determined. The experimental setup for dynamic loading using a magnetostrictive transducer is designed. Elastic wave treatment of the rock on five modes is studied. Seven frequencies are investigated on each mode. A decrease in the mechanical properties of the rock in the zone of elastic deformation is shown. The effect of elastic wave treatment on flow properties of rocks in the near-wellbore zone of clastic formations is revealed. It is concluded that there is a possibility to increase the permeability of the bottom-hole formation zone and additional oil production during elastic wave treatment in the zone of compaction.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-4-54-57

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M.V. Sharashkina (VolgogradNIPImorneft Branch of LUKOIL-Engineering LLC in Volgograd, RF, Volgograd), N.N. Polskaya (VolgogradNIPImorneft Branch of LUKOIL-Engineering LLC in Volgograd, RF, Volgograd), A.Yu. Samoylenko (VolgogradNIPImorneft Branch of LUKOIL-Engineering LLC in Volgograd, RF, Volgograd), M.Yu. Golenkin (LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft LLC, RF, Astrakhan)
Chromatographic monitoring of the effectiveness of gas inflow restriction technology using a hydrophobic composition based on fuel oil F-5

Keywords: oil, limited gas production, simulated distillation, gas chromatographic analysis

Due to the need to finding effective solutions to limit the production of breakthrough gas at the N oilfield in wells No. 1, 2 and 3 pilot works were carried out to test the technology of isolating the gas supply with liquid based on fuel oil F-5. The article presents the results of laboratory study of oil fractional compositions, identified before and after injection of the gas insulating reagent. Studies were performed by the simulated distillation method using a gas-liquid chromatograph Kristall 5000.2 equipped with a flame ionization detector and a capillary column MXT 2887 coated with a non-polar stationary phase, on which hydrocarbon components are separated in accordance which their boiling points. Concentration distribution of hydrocarbon fractions of the studied samples of oil and gas-insulating liquid were plotted, and the dynamics of the fuel oil escape to the surface was traced. Chromatographic method was used to determine the proportion of the gas insulating agent removed from the bottomhole zone. Accuracy of the chromatographic determinations was assessed by comparing the data with the results obtained by measuring the density of stadied samples. According to the study results the treatment by the hydrophobic composition based on fuel oil F-5 did not give positive results on the gas inflow isolation. The analysis of the composition of the liquid removed from the well during development showed the presence of a significant amount of gas insulating mixture. As part of this research, the authors proposed an informative additional method for monitoring the effectiveness of gas isolation technology using dynamics of changes in the hydrocarbon composition of well production when conducting pilot works.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-4-58-61

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G.G.Gilaev (Kuban State Technological University, Krasnodar)
Methods of dealing with the main types of complications during well operation

Keywords: corrosion, asphaltene-resin-paraffin deposits, mechanical impurities, mineral salts, viscosity, optimization, submersible equipment

At the present stage of development of the oil industry, the process of oil production is often accompanied by the manifestation of various complicating factors, which in turn have a detrimental effect on the operation of oilfield equipment. The issue of maintaining the operability of oilfield equipment remains one of the most pressing issues of the oil industry at the moment. Therefore, one of the priority tasks of the oil industry is the selection of the most effective methods of dealing with complicating factors and their timely and high-quality prevention. Despite significant differences in the mechanisms of manifestation of complicating factors, as well as in the intensity of their manifestation and the methods used to deal with them at different oil producing enterprises, the complication management system has a number of general patterns. The effectiveness of the selection of optimal methods for dealing with negative factors in oil production directly depends on an integrated approach to the definitions of these patterns.

To solve this problem, have an accurate idea of the mechanisms of physicochemical processes, as well as the reasons that contribute to the emergence of complicating the operation of factors in various conditions. Particular attention should be paid to both the qualitative and error-free selection of the most effective methods of dealing with complications that allow to achieve the greatest effectiveness in various fishing conditions, and the economic feasibility of the applicability of these methods. Promising measures aimed at combating complications often include the introduction of fundamentally new technical and technological solutions aimed at reducing the negative impact of complications on the technical and economic performance of the enterprise.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-4-62-66

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R.D. Bakaeva (Gubkin University, RF, Moscow), L.Kh. Baldaev (Technological Systems of Protective Coatings Ltd., RF, Shcherbinka), D.Z. Ishmukhametov (Technological Systems of Protective Coatings Ltd., RF, Shcherbinka), A.Yu. Rashkovskiy (NLMK PJSC, RF, Lipetsk), T.G. Dmitrieva (Systems for Microscopy and Analysis LLC, RF, Moscow), A.P. Ryzhov (Systems for Microscopy and Analysis LLC, RF, Moscow), N.G. Anufriev (Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of RAS, RF, Moscow), S.K. Kim (PermNIPIneft Branch of LUKOIL-Engineering LLC in Perm, RF, Perm), V.V. Bykouski (PermNIPIneft Branch of LUKOIL-Engineering LLC in Perm, RF, Perm)
Increase the reliability of oil field equipment with the use of technology for modification of corrosion resistant thermal spray coatings

Keywords: corrosion, oil field equipment, corrosion-resistant thermal spray coatings, 3D-microanalysis, microstructure, structure formation, high-alloy powder materials, a new approach to the selection and modification of thermal spray coatings

Oil fields developed by LUKOIL-Komi LLC differ significantly in their lithology, depth of occurrence, and state of productive formations. To maintain reservoir pressure and enhance the oil recovery Company uses injection of mineralized waste water, surfactants, various chemicals, and high-temperature steam. The high content of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide in the fluids of the Usinskoye and Vozeyskoye fields is the cause of abnormally high corrosion damage to oilfield equipment. The corrosion rates of local sections of oil collecting reservoirs are on average 3.5 mm per year. Corrosion of pumping and compressor pipes are developing even more actively: in some localized areas speeds reach 25-30 mm per year. The corrosion situation at the facilities of LUKOIL-Komi LLC is the basis for the development and implementation of a set of anti-corrosion measures, including various methods and technologies for surface protection, aimed at improving the operational reliability of well equipment and pipeline systems.

Increase the reliability of field equipment for oil and gas is possible through in-depth analysis of corrosion and mechanical processes. The solution of the problem of creating and implementing new corrosion resistant materials for field equipment for oil and gas includes comprehensive analysis of operating conditions and potential changes during the implementation of various geological and engineering operations at the oil field, and evaluation of equipment corrosion-mechanical state. The doping system of the source material (powder for spraying) should be selected in accordance with the classical concepts of certain chemical elements influence on strength and corrosion resistance. Selection and adaptation (modification to the required state) of the structural and phase composition of the initial powder material and coating should be made for specific operating conditions. It is necessary to test the resulting coating in the well. Technological solutions should be developed for each field, taking into account the depths and characteristics of field equipment.

Problems of increasing the reliability of oil and gas field equipment in LUKOIL-Komi LLC are common for oil and gas industry enterprises. The article describes an example of the analysis of the applicability of corrosion and wear-resistant thermal spray coatings for various components of oilfield equipment.


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E.A. Malyutin (Transneft PJSC, RF, Moscow), N.N. Skuridin (Transneft PJSC, RF, Moscow), A.V. Goncharov (The Pipeline Transport Institute LLC, RF, Moscow), A.V. Valyushok (The Pipeline Transport Institute LLC, RF, Moscow)
Field testing of impressed current anodes and long-term reference electrodes for cathodic protection of harbor and jetty facilities in sea water

Keywords: marine corrosion, corrosion protection of jetties, impressed current anode, reference electrode, electrochemical protection, cathodic protection

Transneft operates four marine terminals nowadays. Due to steady upgrade and ramping up of their throughput capacity, the issues of harbor infrastructure integrity maintenance and safe operation become of a vital importance. In particular, to enhance corrosion reliability of marine harbor and jetty facilities, the cathodic protection system retrofit is implemented. Earlier, for cathodic protection of harbor and jetty facilities sacrificial galvanic anodes were applied. Recently, new technical solutions were applied, and it requires validation of equipment selection. During the designing and searching of optimal technical solutions various difficulties occur: the locations of CP equipment in the offshore area, cable laying, etc. But one of the more urgent issues is the equipment selection for Companys Register of General Types of Production, meant to provide maintenance reliability.

In order to confirm specifications of CP equipment of various domestic manufacturers, testing of impressed current anodes and long-term reference electrodes in field conditions of jetty facilities maintenance were conducted. Impressed current anodes of various materials were investigated, including widely applied Ti-based with conductive coating of catalytical metals (CM) or mixed metal oxides (MMO). Critical values of electrochemical parameters in field conditions were obtained. Various types of reference electrodes were investigated as a test samples: Ag/silver chloride, bimetallic, and zinc electrodes. In the course of testing parameters were evaluated such as open circuit potential stability and correlation of sample potential with cathodic polarization current.

The article presents testing results and preliminary conclusions on selection of equipment for cathodic protection system retrofit of marine facilities. Testing results will be applied for working out retrofit design solutions for cathodic protection system of Transnefts harbor and jetty facilities; specifications for CP equipment to be included into the Register of General Types of Production; and updates into corporate regulatory documents in the field of marine facilities corrosion protection.


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R.R. Tashbulatov (Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, RF, Ufa), R.M. Karimov (Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, RF, Ufa), A.R. Valeev (Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, RF, Ufa), B.N. Mastobaev (Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, RF, Ufa)
Modeling rheological properties of thixotropic oils at direct measurements on a rotary viscometer for evaluating the start-up modes of the trunk oil pipeline

Keywords: thixotropic oil, rheological flow curve, pipeline start-up, initial shear stress, rotational viscometer, non-Newtonian oil, viscosity-temperature dependence

The article discusses the need of taking into account the thixotropic properties of oils when oil pipeline starts after a long stop, as well as to calculation of the time of its safe stop. To evaluate the parameters of thixotropy, it is proposed to use the results of laboratory experiments of oil samples on a rotary viscometer. Typical properties of the rheological flow curves of thixotropic oils for the starting flow mode are determined. The use of the wave equation of damped vibrations is proposed to describe the rheological flow curve of the forward course of measurements of a rotational viscometer, characterized by the presence of ascents and descents of shear stresses. This equation, supplemented by a model of nonlinear-visco-plastic liquids, allows accurately finding the areas of appearance of thixotropic properties of oils. The article presents the results of experimental studies of the manifestation of thixotropic properties of two oil samples at a lower temperature. The wave equation of damped vibrations allows describing mathematically the ascents and descents of shear stresses observed at low oil temperatures. Experiments have shown that the wave properties of thixotropic oil do not change with a decrease in temperature except for the amplitude of maximum vibrations and are invariant properties of the studied liquid. The presented explanation of the physical mechanism for the manifestation of wave properties based on the hardening of the supramolecular paraffin crystal lattice characteristic of thixotropic oils explains the invariance of the frequency change function and the attenuation coefficient during starting processes at the beginning of the movement of the movable cylinder of a rotary viscometer. The result of laboratory studies allows determining the nature of changes in the contours of the zones of manifestation of thixotropic properties of oil as a dependence on the temperature and shear rate.


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502.6: 622.276.5
.Yu. Solodovnikov (Tyumen Branch of SurgutNIPIneft, Surgutneftegas PJSC, RF, Tyumen), .. Soromotin (Tyumen Branch of SurgutNIPIneft, Surgutneftegas PJSC, RF, Tyumen)
Hydrochemical condition of water courses and reservoir within the territory of Yugansk group of licensed sites of Surgutneftegas PJSC in Nefteyugansk region of Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous district Yugra

Keywords: licensed sites, ecological monitor, surface waters, bottom clays, soils

The area of Surgutneftegas activity for a long time was limited to the right bank of the Middle Ob River. Over a 50-year period of oil and gas production, hydrocarbon reserves have declined significantly. To maintain the current level of oil production, the company is doing a lot of work to replenish the resource base, including exploration in new territories. Among these territories is the south of the Nefteyugansk region of the Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous district Yugra. Currently, the Nefteyugansk region in terms of density of licensed sites ranks first in the Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous district Yugra. For a long time, the south and southeast of the region remained poorly studied, but licenses for the search and exploration of hydrocarbons were also issued to this territory. At several licensed sites, exploration work is carried out by Surgutneftegas. Moreover, the environmental impact is even at the stage of exploration. It can be accompanied by a change in the appearance of landscapes and the initial geochemical environment of natural environments. On some components of nature (soil and vegetation cover), the effect is point-like and is limited to construction sites, on others (aquatic environment) it is somewhat larger due to the nature of the natural component.

When working in licensed areas, in accordance with the licensing agreement on the conditions for the use of subsoil, Surgutneftegas PJSC conducts studies to determine the environmental impact through environmental monitoring of natural environments. The research results include the determination of both the background state and the current one, which allows determining the degree and consequences of the impact of oil and gas production on the environment.


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A.F. Galkin (Ukhta State Technical University, RF, Ukhta), I.V. Kurta (Ukhta State Technical University, RF, Ukhta), V.Yu. Pankov (M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, RF, Yakutsk), M.D. Ilinov (Saint-Petersburg Mining University, RF, Saint-Petersburg)
Oil flow influence on accuracy of forecasting mine air temperatures

Keywords: oil mine, mining, heat sources, temperature conditions, forecast, error

The current technology for the development of the Yaregskoye viscous oil field, extracted by the mining method, allows free flow of oil in an open groove along the inclined soil of the mine working to the point of collection and further pumping. At the same time, due to the heat exchange of mine air with rocks that enclose the transport mine working, as well as due to the heat exchange of air with the oil flow stream, the air is heating intensively and its temperature exceeds the values permitted by safety rules. These conditions at the workplaces negatively impact on the workers health. An analysis of literary sources has shown that the normalization of thermal conditions in mine workings is an important and urgent task for the oil mines of the Yaregskoye field.

We assessed the influence of oil freely flowing through the soil in an open groove on the thermal regime in oil mine and the necessaty to develop new technical solutions to reduce its intensity. To assess the significance of this heat source the gradients of the heat flow in the mine working with the presence of flowing oil and without it were compared. To describe the process of thermal conditions formation in the mine, a mathematical model was built and a system of differential equations was analytically solved. The absolute and relative errors in predicting the magnitude of the heat flux and temperature at the end of the mine was determined. According to the formulas obtained, calculations were carried out. It was found that errors in determining the heat flux gradient can reach significant values. Moreover, the error in determining the temperature at the end of the mine working can reach high values, significantly higher than permissible in engineering practice. The main findings of the research are as follows. When forecasting thermal conditions in oil mines, one must carefully consider the analysis of the influence of all heat sources. Dependencies are obtained for determining the relative error in determining the temperature gradient and the temperature itself at the end of the transport mine working caused by not taking into account the heat exchange of mine air with the oil transported in the open groove. It has been established that the transportation of oil in open grooves in the mine working soil has a significant effect on the level of heat exchange with ventilation air. An important factor in normalizing the microclimate parameters is the development of technological and technical solutions to reduce the influence of this source or to exclude it from heat transfer processes in mine workings.


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502.36 : 621.592
V.V. Andreev (Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev, RF, Nizhny Novgorod), S.M. Dmitriyev (Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev, RF, Nizhny Novgorod), A.V. Duncev (Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev, RF, Nizhny Novgorod), K.A. Obidina (Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev, RF, Nizhny Novgorod), N.P. Tarasova (Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev, RF, Nizhny Novgorod), A.E. Utyatnikov (LUKOIL-Centrenefteprodukt LLC, RF, Moscow)
Built-in low-temperature system for capturing and recovering motor fuel vapours at gas stations

Keywords: air purification, oil vapours, recovery, vortex tube, ecology

Every year in Russia, during operation of gas stations, thousands tons of oil product vapour are discharged into the atmosphere. This circumstance negatively affects the environment. Therefore, reducing hydrocarbon emissions is the most important task of modern engineering.

The present article has proposed and reviewed a technological solution to reduce evaporative losses (tank breathing) at gas station tanks using gasoline vapour capture and recovery, based on in-built vapour cooling devices directly in the breathing lines. The steam-air mixture leaving when filling the tank is cooled in the breathing lines of the tanks by means of a vortex air refrigerating machine. A vortex tube acts as a cooler in this system. The advantage of using a vortex tube is the ease of maintenance and safety. Unlike existing vapour capture and recovery systems, the proposed installation does not require large expenses and operating costs. To test the vortex tube operability, a model of mixture particles motion inside the respiratory line has been created. The process of drop enlargement is considered, as a result drops fix on the walls of the channel and return in the form of films under the influence of gravity to the reservoir. Sufficiently small drops can be carried into the atmosphere by a mixture flow. The installation diagram is considered, the layout of the equipment is given. The installation consists of machines and apparatuses performing functions of cooling the flow of saturated vapour-air mixture, separating liquid fuel from this mixture and returning liquid fuel to the reservoir.

Experience in the operation of the system for capture and recovery fuel vapour at 40 gas stations shows the effectiveness of using this installation.


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