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M.N. Grigoryev (Institute of World Economy and International Relations, RF, Moscow)
Mineral resource centers: criteria for highlighting and principles of localization

Keywords: mineral resource center, technological center of production, highlighting, localization, spatial transformation, transport provision, resource base

Mineral resource centers (MRCs) are defined by the strategic planning documents of the last decade as objects of management in program-targeted planning for the development and exploitation of the mineral base, since they allow taking into account the totality of factors that determine the stability of production development - the structure of reserves and resources, the quality of minerals, production indicators and transport security of export of commodity products. A unified approach to their highlighting and localization for various types of minerals, developed in solving the practical problems of mining companies and state management bodies of the subsoil fund, is outlined. While highlighting MRC at the first stage, a technological center of production is established - a set of developed fields that have a common point of delivery of marketable products; its allocation, for example, for oil, is based on the establishment of a sequence of elements of the transport chain "deposit - field - booster pumping stations - delivery point." The external boundary of MPCs is determined on the basis of the economically feasible distance of licensed areas from the existing or planned transport infrastructure. The MRCs are typified by mode of export of products (pipeline, railway, sea); the allocation of MRCs providing local processing or consumption is justified. Examples of spatial transformation of MRCs related to change of transport schemes of export of products are considered.


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2. Ryabukhin V.T., Kompaniya Polimetall v novoy kontseptsii Ministerstva prirodnykh resursov RF o vosproizvodstve i ispol'zovanii mineral'no-syr'evoy bazy na osnove klasternogo podkhoda (Polymetal Company in the new concept of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation on the reproduction and use of the mineral resource base based on the cluster approach), Proceedings of Round table Strategiya vydeleniya i resursnoe obespechenie mineral'no-syr'evykh tsentrov na territorii Rossiyskoy Federatsii (The strategy of allocation and resource provision of mineral resource centers on the territory of the Russian Federation), St. Petersburg: Publ. of VSEGEI, URL: https://vsegei.ru/ru/conf/summary/round_table10/present.php

3. Belkina E.Yu., Pavlov V.A., Ismagilov A.F., Khamitov I.G. et al., Smart system of business planning management for oil company at the basis of regional integrated models (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2010, no. 8, pp. 1012.

4. Galimov R.N., Shakshin V.P., Lomovskikh S.V. et al., The optimization of hydraulic calculations for regional integrated modeling (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2013, no. 5, pp. 110113.

5. Grigor'ev M.N., Oil production centers as the backbone of the fuel&energy comlex resources base development (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2003, no. 12, pp. 1619.

6. Donskoy S.E., Grigor'ev M.N., Approaches to distinguishing mineral-raw material centres of oil and their resource base development management (In Russ.), Geologiya nefti i gaza, 2010, no. 5, pp. 2428.

7. Grigor'ev M.N., Substantiation of a complex of actions for expansion of resource base of oil extracting in the Timan-Pechora Province (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2004, no. 5, pp. 2629.

8. Grigor'ev M.N., Russias experience in creating monitoring systems for the development of the Arctic zone (In Russ.), Arkticheskie vedomosti,  2018, no. 2, pp. 7891.

9. Grigor'ev M.N., Daniel' E.D., Offshore oil production centers in Northwest Europe (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2006, no. 5, pp. 4651.

10. Grigor'ev M.N., Arctic ranking on the concept of mineral resource centers for the development of the Arctic zone of Russia (In Russ.), Neft' i kapital, 2018, no. 12, pp. 612.

11. Grigorev M.N., Forecast of development of oil and gas mineral resource centers in the Arctic zone with a marine transportation scheme (In Russ.), Neftegaz.RU Offshore, 2018, no. 5, pp. 5057.

12. Grigorev M.N., Problems of the development of mineral resources with year-round transportation of the products from the water area of the Northern Sea route (In Russ.), Bezopasnost' Truda v Promyshlennosti, 2020, no. 1, pp. 4251.

13. Grigor'ev M.N., Transport maintenance of development of the mineral-resources centers of oil of the Timano-Pechora Province (In Russ.), Burenie i neft', 2012, no. 3, pp. 814.

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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-10-8-13

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V.V. Tsarev (IGIRGI JSC, RF, Moscow), K.G. Skachek (IGIRGI JSC, RF, Moscow), O.V. Bakuev (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow), Yu.G. Eremin (IGIRGI JSC, RF, Moscow), Yu.V. Kostrov (RN-SakhalinNIPImorneft LLC, RF, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk), M.O. Belyaev (IGIRGI JSC, RF, Moscow)
Influence of tectonic factors on post-sedimentation transformation of rocks and its relation to generation and accumulation of hydrocarbons

Keywords: tectonics, organic matter, Geochemistry, folded regions, Rostov region, Sakhalin region, dynamocatagenesis

The article presents the results of research on a number of post-sedimentation factors affecting the conversion of organic matter. Taking into account the additional tectonic impact on oil-producing rocks in the future will expand the boundaries of ideas about the oil and gas potential of some regions, as well as increase the volume of the Rosneft ompany's resource base within its license areas and a number of territories of the Unallocated Fund of the Russian Federation. The authors explore the issues of the level of oil and gas formation and the degree of carbonification of dispersed organic matter using the example of the identified oil and gas content of the Preddonetsky trough and southern Sakhalin, and the features of the phase composition of hydrocarbons in open fields. The results can be used to assess the prospects for oil and gas discovery in areas initially classified as unpromising due to insufficient catagenetic maturity of parent rocks. In addition to the main and traditional factors of transformation of organic matter of sedimentary strata (temperature, pressure, and geological time), the influence of local dynamic stresses, compression energy, and local warming of rocks due to the influence of fault tectonics is considered. The existing volume of actual and experimental data indicates an increase in the stage of catagenesis in the zones of active tectonic dislocations, which is evident in the local increase in the reflectivity of vitrinite of coal inclusions.

Within the North-Donetsk trough and small intermountain depressions of southern Sakhalin, where the estimated oil and gas potential is quite limited, fault tectonics and heat and mass transfer of substances can become increasingly important and could influence the formation of local promising zones for the search for oil and/or gas accumulations. One of the factors indicating the possible influence of dynamic action in natural conditions (dynamocatagenesis) is an uneven catagenesis within large structural objects. In particular, increased catagenetic transformation is recorded in zones bordering on folded structures, and local manifestations of additional stress on generating strata are observed.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-10-14-19

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L.A. Nikolaeva (SamaraNIPIneft JSC, RF, Samara), E.V. Filippov (SamaraNIPIneft JSC, RF, Samara), S.A. Polivanov (SamaraNIPIneft JSC, RF, Samara)
Oil and gas potential of the Devonian carbonate complex in the North of the Orenburg region

Keywords: L.A. Nikolaeva (SamaraNIPIneft JSC, RF, Samara), E.V. Filippov (SamaraNIPIneft JSC, RF, Samara), S.A. Polivanov (SamaraNIPIneft JSC, RF, Samara)

Currently reserve replacement is one of the key challenges in the oil industry. The discovery of a number of deposits confined to single Upper Devonian reefs indicates the need for a detailed study of such objects. In the article the North Kinel homocline is considered as the most potential area for this kind of deposits. Detailed research is complicated because of the area is underexplored by modern 3D seismic exploration, it covers only local areas, moreover the area is also unevenly explored by conventional 2D seismic survey. Insufficient knowledge makes necessary to continue geological exploration with forecasting the discovery of new oil reserves.

The article provides a detailed characteristic of the tectonics of the area under consideration, describes the model of sedimentation of the Upper Devonian formation, clarifies the lithological and stratigraphic features. Many local uplifts controlling deposits in the Carboniferous section are rootless and are absent in the underlying sediments of the terrigenous Devonian. Such uplifts are identified with the structures of differential compaction that formed over the Upper Devonian reefs. In the course of the work, a detailed analysis of the oil and gas potential of the reservoirs in the area under consideration was carried out, a description of their reservoir rocks and seals was given. The covers of reservoirs in the Famennian stage are developed everywhere, which indicates the prospects for these deposits. In the course of the performed analysis, the entire existing stock of wells that penetrated the Devonian formation was worked out. As a result of the assessment of well data, a research base was formed, which makes it possible to determine the priority areas of exploration. It is recommended to plan the top-priority areas of geological exploration relying primarily on 3D seismic exploration taking into account recently discovered deposits and fields in the northeastern and northeastern regions.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-10-20-24

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I.S. Gutman (IPNE LLC, RF, Moscow; Sergo Ordzhonikidze Russian State Geological Prospecting University, RF, Moscow), S.V. Arefyev (LUKOIL-Western Siberia LLC, RF, Kogalym), A.I. Mitina (IPNE LLC, RF, Moscow)
Methods of detailed correlation of well sections in the study of the geological structure of Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous rock complexes on the example of the Tevlinsko-Russkinskoye oil fields of the Surgut arch Part 2. Substantiating the formation features of the Lower Cretaceous Sortym formation

Keywords: methodological techniques, correlation of well sections, sequential paleoprofeling, Bazhenov formation, its anomalous sections, compensatory Achimov pack, oil-producing formation

We have developed methodological techniques for studying the structure of intervals field on the basis of detailed correlation of well sections: selection of the most informative complex of well-log curves applied to geological conditions at each geological features; an initial allocation of solid intervals of the profile used as main and auxiliary markers, as if the grip is located between the pervious seams and streaks; tension and compression well-log curves; rendering reference intervals, limited to one or two well-log curves; sequential paleoprofeling repeated change of line of settlement, to ascertain the presence of specific changes in the context between the two adjacent lines of the comparison;

The first part explains the nature of formation of the upper Jurassic anomalous sections of the Bazhenov formation as the result of the accumulation of precipitation upon immersion of the individual blocks in considerationem faults with subsequent widespread precipitation accumulation actually Bazhenov formation, after which dip was involved previously stationary adjacent blocks with an offsetting limits on the accumulation of precipitation of the lower Cretaceous Achimov sequence, resulting in rocks of the Bazhenov formation actually are "upturned" over the anomalous sections, whereas the thickness of the Achimov bundle over the Bazhen proper is minimal.

In the second part, well sections of the lower Cretaceous Sortym formation were correlated between two parallel markers: the Georgievskaya formation and the Urievskaya unit; wells were grouped by section types in order to identify the block structure of the studied deposits; and correlation schemes were combined with seismic data.

Based on the developed methodological techniques for studying lower Cretaceous deposits, it is concluded that during their formation, vertical sinking of blocks along consedimentation faults and equal-speed deflection in the same time intervals caused the clinoform occurrence of rocks; the complex of studies allows us to assume the presence of oil-producing formations in the sedimentary column.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-10-25-29

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A.A. Brailovskaya (Rosneft-NTC LLC, RF, Krasnodar), V.V. Miroshnichenko (Rosneft-NTC LLC, RF, Krasnodar), L.S. Oks (Rosneft-NTC LLC, RF, Krasnodar), V.M. Yatsenko (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow)
A comprehensive approach to the re-evaluation of the geological structure of low-pore deposits in a limited set and low quality of initial data on the example of deposits in the Republic of Ingushetia

Keywords: well logging, well test, model, interpretation, geological structure, borehole, core, porosity, permeability, fractured, carbonate reservoir, F.I. Kotyakov method

Oil companies today continue to develop a large number of fields discovered, explored and drilled in the last century. In the conditions of old mining provinces, it is most important to increase the reliability of quantitative estimates of calculation parameters, which contributes to the efficiency of searching for missed hydrocarbon deposits, and rational planning of geological and technical measures. Despite the long history of development of the majority of deposits in the southern regions of the country, which include deposits with complex geological structure and complex reservoirs, due to the limited availability of source data sets, simplified and generalized approaches were often used for their step-by-step modeling. To get accurate geological and hydrodynamic models need to have the parameters obtained by the reasonable interpretation of complex petrophysical models, adapted to the limited set and the low quality of the original data, the Process of geological-petrophysical modeling should include differentiation approaches evaluation estimation of parameters subject to radically different geological and technical factors drilling operations and reservoir properties of the same name reveal deposits within the neighbouring regions.

Rosneft Oil Company, together with Rosneft - NTC LLC (a subsidiary of Rosneft) implemented a modern geological model of upper Cretaceous carbonate deposits with distribution of "high-capacity" permeable intervals in the fractured reservoir array, based on a preliminary detailed study of the reservoir potential, sedimentation conditions, and geological structure of the deposits of the same name within the Eastern and Central regions of the Republic of Ingushetia and Ciscaucasia as a whole. The proposed methods, correcting dependencies and coefficients can be used for similar carbonate deposits with effective voids of secondary origin and an inefficient matrix of this and other regions with similar geological and geophysical characteristics of deposits, which contributes to a more accurate assessment of the calculated parameters using well logging data, as well as to increase the efficiency of planning geological and technical measures.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-10-30-36

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S.V. Dobryden (Tyumen Branch of SurgutNIPIneft, Surgutneftegas PJSC, RF, Tyumen)
Identifying the type and quantitative assessment of the void space of volcanogenic reservoirs using well logging methods

Keywords: volcanogenic rocks, identifying of type void space, fractures, caverns, acoustic well logging

The article discusses the structural features of the void space of the rocks of the volcanic-sedimentary sequence of the central zone of the north-eastern framing of the Krasnoleninsky arch. Presented ways of separating rocks by type of void space and quantifying the fracture, pore, and cavern volcanic capacities based on a standard complex of well logging methods. It has been established that the features of the void space of the rocks of the volcanic-sedimentary sequence differ depending on the petrotypes. A combination of a fissure and a cavernous type of voids is characteristic of lava formations - effusive rocks, clastolavas, and lavoclastites. The structure of the void space of pyroclastic formations - tuffs depends on the size of the fragments of their constituents. Agglomerate tuffs differences are characterized by a fissure-cavernous-granular type of voids, ash - granular (pore). The pore type represents the void space of volcanic-sedimentary and sedimentary rocks. According to the data of acoustic, density and neutron logs, based on the relationship between the interval time of longitudinal waves and the density of non-porous minerals, a method for identifying intervals is proposed. The method is adapted for the types of rocks found in the section of the volcanic-sedimentary sequence. The quantitative determination of the fraction of voids types in volcanic rocks is carried out according to the method of V.M. Dobrynin As a result of the petrophysical adjustment using the results of special core investigations for deposits of the volcanic-sedimentary sequence, the theoretical dependences of the interval times of the longitudinal and transverse elastic waves on the coefficient of total porosity are calculated. The selection of tuning factors was made taking into account the structural features of the void space of rocks. It has been established that the effusive differences of volcanic rocks differ from volcaniclastic ones tuffs, clastolavs, and lavoclastites in terms of the compressibility coefficients of intergranular pores and cavernous voids. An example of separation of rocks from a section of a volcanic-sedimentary sequence according to the type of void space according to a standard complex well logging methods is given. The fracture, intergranular and cavern reservoirs were calculated. The results are confirmed by the data of logging, geological and technological studies of wells and test results. It is shown that the use of the results allows to increase the reliability of the identification of productive intervals of the volcanic-sedimentary sequence.


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A.O. Goncharov (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, RF, Moscow), E.M. Chekhonin (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, RF, Moscow), R.A. Romushkevich (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, RF, Moscow), E.Yu. Popov (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, RF, Moscow), G.A. Usachev (LUKOIL-Engineering LLC, RF, Moscow), K.A. Bugaev (RITEK LLC, RF, Moscow)
Thermal properties of carbonate rocks of Tournaisian stage and Vereian horizon (Samara region)

Keywords: thermal conductivity, heat capacity, carbonate rocks, thermal methods of oil recovery

Development plans for hard-to-recover hydrocarbon reserves, which include deposits of high-viscosity oils, are of particular relevance for the development of the Russian oil industry. In this regard, there is an increasing interest in thermal methods of production and enhanced oil recovery. The choice of recovery technology and its technological parameters are governed by the effective use of heat, which injected or generated in the formation. It, therefore, depends on the reliability of the initial data on thermal properties, since the thermal conductivity and volumetric heat capacity of the productive formation rocks and host rocks are among the required input data for thermo-hydrodynamic modeling of the production process. However, reliable information on the thermal properties of rocks is usually lacking, while the typical uncertainty in the thermal properties of rocks is significant (reaches hundreds percent and can lead to errors of tens percent in estimated development indicators). This, along with significant spatial and temporal variations in rock thermal properties, necessitates the conduct of appropriate experimental studies for each development object in order to avoid serious errors that are almost inevitable in opposite cases. The entirety of experimental studies of thermal conductivity, specific and volumetric heat capacity of productive formation rocks and host rocks was carried out for the first time on almost a hundred full-size and standard core samples of three wells drilled in Mayorovskoye and Maryinskoye high-viscosity oil fields of the Samara region. The use of an advanced experimental and methodological base made it possible to obtain information on the thermal properties of rocks of formations A3 and B1 that is unique in volume and degree of reliability.


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D.G. Afonin (Tyumen Petroleum Research Center LLC, RF, Tyumen), T.A. Pospelova (Tyumen Petroleum Research Center LLC, RF, Tyumen), M.A. Basyrov (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow)
Potential of the rational subsoil use in Russia new legal mechanisms and approaches to the statutory regulation

Keywords: state regulation of subsoil use, author supervision, project engineering documentation, optimization of the regulatory and legal framework, project technical document

The process of development and operation of hydrocarbon deposits is strengthening its positions in the ratings of attention of subsoil users and the state. Dynamically changing political and economic environment, the need for timely and effectively coordinate their actions with agreements of international energy organizations, as well as changes in the macroeconomic environment, set new tasks for design institutes and make them resolve issues related to legal regulation and optimization of some aspects of relations between the subsoil user and the state. In our opinion, it is necessary to balance and optimize the procedure of project technical documents elaboration.

Rosneft Oil Company annually performs more than 300 project technical documents. A significant part (80%) of the project technical documents contains new and often breakthrough design technological solutions significantly increasing the efficiency and profitability of field development and government revenue. The prerequisites for the fulfillment of the second part (20%) of the new project technical document are largely associated with adjustments to the current plans under the influence of dynamically changing economic indicators in the country, and, as a consequence, the need of considerable changes of capital and operational investments during development. Such cases require a different approach to monitoring the implementation of the rationality of subsoil use, aimed at clarifying the tactics of decisions without changing the general strategy of field development. The state and the subsoil user are equally interested in mobile and timely document flow. For the subsoil user, as the author of the project technical document, the missed profit from the loss of the promptness of adjusting the tactics of decisions, the need to elaborate the "large project technical document" for tasks that could be solved with a proper change in the regulatory framework at lower costs are obvious. The removal of administrative barriers and the minimization of the costs of experts approval of "large project technical document" are primary for the state. In addition, both sides receive income due to operational and effective solutions.

We consider the implementation of the tool "Author's supervision of project technical document" as the solution providing the regulatory and legal framework modernization. This brief informational report carried out by the company (project technical document author) is aimed to control over the implementation of design solutions, technical and economic indicators in the current conditions.


1. Order of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation No. 356 of June 14, 2016 (as amended by order No. 638 of September 20, 1919) Ob utverzhdenii pravil razrabotki mestorozhdeniy uglevodorodnogo syr'ya (On the approval of the rules for the development of hydrocarbon deposits), URL: https://base.garant.ru/71475396/

2. Order of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation No. 639 dated 20.09.19 Ob utverzhdenii pravil podgotovki tekhnicheskikh proektov razrabotki mestorozhdeniy uglevodorodnogo syr'ya (On the approval of the rules for the preparation of technical projects for the development of hydrocarbon deposits), URL: https://base.garant.ru/72804616/

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5. Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 459 of 25.05.16 "O vnesenii izmeneniya v punkt 25 Polozheniya o podgotovke, soglasovanii i utverzhdenii tekhnicheskikh proektov razrabotki mestorozhdeniy poleznykh iskopaemykh i inoy proektnoy dokumentatsii na vypolnenie rabot, svyazannykh s pol'zovaniem uchastkami nedr, po vidam poleznykh iskopaemykh i vidam pol'zovaniya nedrami (On Amending Clause 25 of the Regulation on the Preparation, Coordination and Approval of Technical Projects for the Development of Mineral Deposits and Other Project Documentation for the Performance of Work Related to the Use of types of subsoil use), URL: https://www.garant.ru/products/ipo/prime/doc/71307614/

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N.Yu. Petukhov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), M.M. Kulushev (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), A.G. Emelyanov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), A.A. Mironenko (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa)
Experience in implementation a program for limiting the injection of a working agent at the Priobskoye field

Keywords: limiting injection, maintaining reservoir pressure, auto hydraulic fracturing, low-permeability reservoirs, abnormally high reservoir pressure

Currently one of the main features of the development of low-permeability reservoirs is intensive waterflooding at high injection pressures to achieve targeted production compensation and increase the sweep efficiency. As the injection pressure rises and is exceeded over the rock fracture pressure, spontaneous development of technogenic fractures along the lines of maximum horizontal stresses is observed - the effect of auto-hydraulic fracturing. In such conditions, the waterflooding regime requires careful monitoring of the operating parameters of the entire reservoir pressure maintenance system - fr om cluster pumping stations to injection wells. Insufficient control can lead to premature flooding of production wells and the formation of zones with abnormally high reservoir pressure, in which there is no possibility of conducting geological and engineering operations. This leads to losses in oil production and failure to achieve the design oil recovery factor, as well as an increase in operating costs for the gathering, treatment and injection of an ineffective volume of water.

The paper describes methods for identifying problem pumped zones and identifying injection wells in which it is necessary to lim it injectivity. The analysis of the infrastructure of the reservoir pressure maintenance system was carried out. Scenario calculations were performed on a hydrodynamic simulator, based on the results of which the optimal values of injectivity and bottomhole pressure were determined. An integrated approach to optimizing waterflooding regimes in selected areas is proposed in order to reduce oil production losses, which makes it possible to increase technological and economic efficiency. The results of pilot projects aimed at limiting the ineffective injection volume of a working agent at the Priobskoye field are presented.


1 Baykov V.A., Zul'karniev R.Z., Zorin A.M., Fakhretdinov I.V., Waterflood control at Priobskoye multizone reservoir with dual injection equipment (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2014, no. 10, pp. 9295.

2. Davletbaev A.Ya., Baykov V.A., Ozkan E. et al., Multi-layer steady-state injection test with higher bottomhole pressure than the formation fracturing pressure, SPE-136199-RU, 2010.

3. Fedorov A.I., Davletova A.R., Kolonskikh A.V., Toropov K.V., Justification of the necessity to consider the effects of changes in the formation stress state in the low permeability reservoirs development (In Russ.), Nauchno-tekhnicheskiy vestnik OAO NK Rosneft', 2013, no. 2(31), pp. 2529. 

4. Davletbaev A.Ya., Asalkhuzina G.F., Ivashchenko D.S. et al., Methods of research for the development of spontaneous growth of induced fractures during flooding in low permeability reservoirs (In Russ.), SPE-176562-RU, 2015.
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T.M. Bondarenko (LUKOIL-Engineering LLC, RF, Moscow), D.A. Mett (LUKOIL-Engineering LLC, RF, Moscow), V.D. Nemova (LUKOIL-Engineering LLC, RF, Moscow), G.A. Usachev (LUKOIL-Engineering LLC, RF, Moscow), A.N. Cheremisin (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, RF, Moscow), M.Yu. Spasennykh (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, RF, Moscow)
Laboratory investigation of air injection in kerogen-bearing rocks. Part 2. Evaluation of organic matter conversion

Keywords: kerogen-bearing rocks, combustion tube, air injection, combustion front, synthetic oil

High-pressure combustion tube test was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of air injection in terms of hydrocarbons generation fr om kerogen bearing rocks and to compare combustion front quenching techniques. The test consisted of several stages including air injection, stop of air injection, reigniting and quenching of combustion front with nitrogen. Pyrolysis study of core samples unpacked from combustion tube indicated to complete conversion of resins, asphaltenes and kerogen behind the combustion front. As you move away from the combustion front, the amount of converted organic matter decreases. According to the results of extraction of the unpacked crushed core samples located in front of the combustion front, the bank of synthetic oil is observed, which did not reach the combustion tube exit at the time of air injection shut down. The coefficient of displacement and generation of hydrocarbons by the time of stopping the combustion front in the middle of the core model was 26.6%wt, wh ere 15.6%wt accounted for hydrocarbon gases and 11%wt for oil. There is a significant gasification of kerogen. At the time of the front shutdown, the percentage of hydrocarbons generated from kerogen was 28.6%, which indicates the efficiency of the process in terms of hydrocarbon generation. However, the results indirectly indicate a significant generation of synthetic hydrocarbon gases, which must be monitored in the field during the initial stage of air injection.


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3. Kozlova E.V., Spasennykh M.Yu., Kalmykov  G.A. et al., Balance of the petroleum hydrocarbon compounds in pyrolyzed organic matter of the Bazhenov formation (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2017, no. 3, pp. 1821.
DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-10-59-61

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R.R. Urazov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), A.Ya. Davletbaev (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), A.I. Sinitskiy (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), A.Kh. Nuriev (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), K.V. Toropov (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow), A.V. Sergeychev (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow), M.O. Filev (Kondaneft Oil Company JSC, RF, Khanty-Mansiysk)
Rate transient analysis of fractured horizontal wells

Keywords: well test analysis, decline analysis, well logging, horizontal well, hydraulic fracturing, low-permeability reservoir

The paper presents a combined approach to testing hydraulically fractured horizontal wells, including Rate Transient Analysis (RTA), taking into account the results of well logging to determine the flow profile along a horizontal well. The proposed approach to the decline analysis in hydraulically fractured horizontal wells, in addition to evaluating unknown parameters (reservoir permeability, fracture conductivity, skin factor, etc.), allows to remove uncertainty in the parameters of well completion, namely, to calculate individual fracture half-lengths. To illustrate the essence of the method, the sequence of actions for a comprehensive approach to the decline analysis in hydraulically fractured horizontal wells is given.

The proposed approach was tested on field data. A comparison of the results obtained using both the existing and improved approach, based on the model of horizontal well with various fractures, was made. It is shown that the constructed model of the horizontal well with various fractures is characterized by greater reliability compared to the model of the horizontal well with the same fractures and can be used to predict the operation of the well. The combined approach to joint planning and interpretation of the RTA and well logging takes into account the uneven inflow along the hydraulically fractured horizontal well, which, in the future, will allow more correctly predicting additional production from various selective measures at separate stages and will increase the efficiency of geological and technical measures in the hydraulically fractured horizontal wells.


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2. Asalkhuzina G.F., Davletbaev A.Ya., Fedorov A.I. et al., Identification of second hydraulic fracture direction using decline-analysis and geomechanical simulation using RN-KIN software (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2018, no. 11, pp. 114118.

3. Davletbaev A.Ya., Makhota N.A., Nuriev A.Kh. et al., Design and analysis of injection tests during hydraulic fracturing in low-permeability reservoirs using RN-GRID software package (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2018, no. 10, pp. 7783.

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I.G. Melnikov (NPO SNGS, RF, Moscow), O.V. Zakharov (NPO SNGS, RF, Moscow), S.O. Kosenkov (NPO SNGS, RF, Moscow)
Neural network platform solutions to reduce oil and gas drilling incident rate

Keywords: machine learning, breakdown and drilling problem forecasting, mudlogging, blockchain, Industrial internet of things, microservice, Unofactor digital platform

The article describes the technology developed by the specialists of NPO SNGS to reduce emergency situations during the construction of oil and gas wells using machine learning methods. The technology based on the elements of the Industry 4.0 concept such as digitalization, artificial intelligence, Industrial Internet of things, distributed registry technology (blockchain), is integrated into the Unofactor digital technology platform, which allows you to combine various software and hardware components into a single technological process. The emphasis is made also on ensuring the raw data reliability, achieved through the blockchain technology implementation inside the data acquisition, collection, storage, and transmission system. Methods for solving the problem of forecasting emergencies are given taking into account the applicability of machine learning methods when receiving drilling data from any well within the study area. The results of the application of the developed technology and the minimum necessary requirements for its implementation are presented taking into account the universality of the Unofactor digital platform. The main objects of the proposed technology are difficult wells with the complex environment (Eastern Siberia, Russian offshore fields) because the technology reduces the financial costs of the well designing and construction error checking and correcting by accident prevention.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-10-71-75

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A.V. Sergeychev (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow), K.V. Toropov (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow), M.S. Antonov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), A.E. Fedorov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), A.A. Povalyaev (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), I.R. Dilmuhametov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), O.V. Nadezdin (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa)
Automated intelligent assistant in the selection of well placement when developing hard-to-recover reserves

Keywords: hard-to-recover reserves, digitalization, increase in efficiency

Nowadays, due to continuous depletion of conventional reserves, oil producers seek alternatives for resource base maintenance in unconventional hard-to-recover deposits. In particular, Rosneft Oil Company every year increase the number of new wells drilled in low-permeable ((0.1-0.5) 10-3 mkm2) Achimov formation reservoirs with high vertical heterogeneity, weak connectivity between sand bodies and net-to-gross ratio between 10 and 30%.Currently, a large number of studies are being carried out in the design of optimal systems for the development of low-permeability and low-connectivity reservoirs and methods for creating physically meaningful models for a technical and economic assessment of the effectiveness of design solutions. However, few of them describe systematic approaches to the selection of optimal development systems and, in particular, to making decisions about adjusting the development mode.

The objective of this work is to provide a description of the Automated Intelligent Assistant, Decision Support System for Tight Oil Fields Development, that enables an automatic selection of the optimal wells placement patterns for prospective drilling areas in unconventional reservoirs. The article describes the main parts of the system integrated into a complex module Smart-GIR in Rosneft Oil Company corporate software package RN-KIN. The proposed solution engages machine learning algorithms in its workflow. The projects scope includes the development of the algorithms for reservoirs cauterization in Achimov deposits and their analogs and creation the database that comprises the interpreted output of multivariate reservoir simulation and developed a neural network for replication of numerical calculations.


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A.A. Pashali (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow), V.G. Mikhaylov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa; Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, RF, Ufa)
Use of the "virtual flow meter" algorithm in bringing the oil wells on to stable production

Keywords: bringing the well on to stable production, "virtual flow meter", coolant temperature, submersible electric motor, dynamic level, well flow rate, interpretation of electrical characteristics, fluid inflow from the reservoir, well annulus, method for calculating fluid inflow from the reservoir

The procedure for bringing the oil wells on to stable production, equipped with the electric centrifugal pumps units, is strictly regulated by normative documents and requires periodic monitoring of the fluid inflow rate from the reservoir needed for cooling the submersible electric motor. Evaluation of the electric motor temperature regime can be carried out either using special deep sensors of the thermomanometric system or, in the absence of such sensors in the pumping unit, by indirect measurements, the most common option, which is the measurement of the liquid level in the space between the production string and the well tubing (annulus) by an echo sounder, the well flow rate by the automatic group metering station, the buffered pressure and gas pressure in the well annulus. In some cases, direct measurement of the flow rate or liquid level in the well annulus without the thermomanometric system sensors readings is impossible. In particular, this situation occurs for wells, which are being developed after drilling, current repair or workover.

The considered problem statement of calculating the absent flow rate parameter or fluid level in the well annulus during the well development in the proposed article is simplified, which makes it possible to obtain an analytical expression linking the well flow rate with the fluid level in the annulus and with the electrical parameters of the submersible electric motor of the pump unit. The use of this analytical expression as a basis for the development of the "virtual flow meter" algorithm allows, by interpreting the measured electrical parameters of the submersible electric motor of the pumping unit and the parameters of the liquid level in the well annulus, to carry out a rapid assessment of the well flow rate. The solving the inverse problem (at a given well flow rate) makes it possible to estimate the missing parameter of the fluid level in the well annulus, which is necessary to assess the fluid inflow from the reservoir. The estimation of the calculation accuracy using the "virtual flow meter" algorithm was carried out by comparing the calculation results with the data from the process flow charts for bringing the pump on to stable production for wells in the West Siberian region.


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2. Pashali A.A., Topol'nikov A.S., Mikhaylov V.G., Flow rate retrieval on the basis of algorithms of the virtual flowmeter for wells testing (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2017, no. 11, pp. 6367.

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M.Kh. Gazizov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa, the Russian Federation), M.S. Antonov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa, the Russian Federation; Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, RF, Ufa), L.E. Kashtanova (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa, the Russian Federation), A.S. Ogneva (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa, the Russian Federation), A.V. Zhonin (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa, the Russian Federation), E.F. Smolyanec (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa, the Russian Federation)
Treatment of oil of the Bazhenov formation in Western Siberia

Keywords: oil treatment process, Bazhenov suite, demulsification, demulsifier, oil, production water cut, quality

Nowadays the oil and gas industry is focused on the development of hard-to-recover oil reserves, including the extraction of gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons from unconventional sources - gas hydrates, bituminous sandstones, deposits of coal and shale, while gas production of the latter is already industrial. Such objects also include the Bazhenov suite of the studied field. Oil production currently flows, in particular, to the total flow of the field conventional produced fluid to the booster pump station from the preliminary water discharge unit and the central water discharge station of the oil preliminary treatment unit.

The article presents the study results of the mixture treatment process of the Bazhenov suite oil and conventional reservoirs oil at various ratios in conditions of observance the technological regime of oil treatment facilities in the studied field. Demulsifiers have been identified, providing the mixtures required dehydration degree of the Bazhenov suite oil and conventional oil at various compositions in oil treatment facilities of the studied field, providing the required quality of oil and discharged water in terms the content of residual oil products and mechanical impurities. The study results of the oil treatment process when changing the mixture composition of the Bazhenov suite oil and conventional oil as a result of hydraulic fracturing operations performing are presented. It was found that the most effective reagents for the separation of oil-water emulsions, depending on the mixture ratio of the Bazhenov suite oil - conventional oil of the studied field, are demulsifiers Reagent 6 (at a dosage of 19.0 g/t), Reagent 9 (24.9 g/t), Reagent 11 (25.0 g/t), Reagent 12 (24.4 g/t), Reagent 2 at a dosage of 21.3 (g/t).


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E.A. Shafikova (RN-BashNIPIneft, LLC, RF, Ufa), N.G. Belenkova (RN-BashNIPIneft, LLC, RF, Ufa), I.M. Arslanova (RN-BashNIPIneft, LLC, RF, Ufa), A.K. Sakhibgareev (RN-BashNIPIneft, LLC, RF, Ufa), R.I. Valiakhmetov (RN-BashNIPIneft, LLC, RF, Ufa)
The application of depressant additives in the transport of high-paraffin oil

Keywords: depressant additives, pour point of a crude oil, asphaltenes, resins, paraffins, the onset temperature of crystallization of paraffin, rheological characteristics, dynamic viscosity, crude oil transport, temperature depression (freezing point depression), hydraulic calculation of a pressure oil pipeline, oil treatment and pumping plant

The main physicochemical characteristics of the properties of oil flows before and after hydraulic fracturing was determined. It is established that oil after hydraulic fracturing of the formation is highly paraffinic and has a high pour point. At transport the mixture of oils under consideration there are difficulties associated with the deposition of asphaltene-resins-paraffin deposits (ARPD) on oilfield equipment and, as a result, an increase in energy consumption during the pumping of this oil. The purpose of the work is to find an effective method to prevent the deposition of ARPD in the oil stream. The most modern and effective method of inhibition of  APRD precipitation in the pumped oil flow is currently the use of depressants, the addition of which to the stream in minimal volumes allows to decrease the pour point of the pumped oil to the required values.

To selection of depressant additives (DA), a complex of studies was carried out to investigate the physicochemical composition of crude oils, the freezing point depression of a crude oil at dosages of DA from 300 to 1500 g/t, and the influence of effective doses of DA on the onset temperature of crystallization of paraffin and rheological characteristics of crude oil. Also, a hydraulic calculation of the pressure head pipeline of oil treatment unit using the obtained rheological parameters of crude oil was carried out for pressure reduction estimation by the method of pressure gradient distribution assessment in the pipeline profile, and economic efficiency of DA application was considered.


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6. Arzhilovskiy A.V., Alferov A.V., Valiakhmetov R.I., Danileyko E.B., The concept of a system for monitoring the reliability and operation of pipelines (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2018, no. 9, pp. 128132.

DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-10-90-93

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L.P. Hudyakova, A.A. Shestakov, R.A. Harisov, I.R. Farhetdinov, G.P. Khovanov, F.V. Timofeev, A.A. Novikov. (The Pipeline Transport Institute LLC, RF, Moscow, Ufa)
Researching effect of biocontamination of pumped light oil products on corrosion resistance of the pipe steel and influence of corrosion process on fuel quality

Keywords: corrosion resistance, jet fuel, diesel, produced water, in-line resinous deposits, biocontamination, fuel quality

The article considers a comprehensive study of an impact of petroleum products (aviation and diesel fuels), their mixtures, produced water and in-tube resinous deposits formed during the transport and storage of fuels, as well as their biocontamination on the corrosion resistance of pipe steel. The presence of even traces of water, mineral contamination in oil fuels and a favorable temperature (15C and higher) allows various groups of microorganisms to develop actively. The ability of microorganisms to assimilate the hydrocarbons of fuel leads to a deterioration in the quality of the petroleum products themselves and the occurrence of problems during their storage, transportation and use, causing malfunction of the fuel system sensors, clogging of filters, damage to internal protective coatings and, as a result, corrosion of pipelines, tanks and equipment systems that use biocontaminated fuel.

An assessment of the microbial population in the investigated fuels, produced water and in sediments was carried out for the following representatives of microorganisms: SRB (sulfate-reducing bacteria), AB (aerobic bacteria), HOB (hydrocarbon-oxidizing bacteria), MG (microscopic fungi or micromycetes). As a result of the research, the influence of microbiological contamination and the presence of impurities in fuel on corrosion processes and the quality of fuels during their transportation and storage have been shown. It is almost impossible to minimize the risk of corrosive and bio-damage by removing water, since residual water, even in small quantities, provides a habitat in which microbial communities can develop. The presence of SRB, HOB and AB in the bottom water of the oil tanks was established in the amount of 102-106 cells per 1 ml of water, respectively. A particularly critical factor in terms of corrosion is a high content of SRB, which exceeds the level of occurrence of corrosion damage by a factor of a thousand. The presence of DRR in petroleum products (aviation and diesel fuels) in an amount exceeding 1000 CFU/ml is dangerous because during their growth and development in the above-mentioned media there is a gradual destruction of hydrocarbons, leading to the appearance of water-soluble acids in the fuel (pH = 4.56).References

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K.Ya. Ivanov (RN-KrasnoyarskNIPIneft LLC, RF, Krasnoyarsk), A.N. Glubokaia (RN-KrasnoyarskNIPIneft LLC, RF, Krasnoyarsk), O.V. Zhuchkin (RN-KrasnoyarskNIPIneft LLC, RF, Krasnoyarsk)
Pipeline inspection gauge transfer assembly for oil and gas pipeline networks

Keywords: T-joint, pipeline inspection gauge, pipeline inspection gauge launch/trap station, non-standard geometry T-joint, pipeline cleaning and inspection, pipeline inspection gauge transfer assembly
During pipeline operation there is a tendency of internal contamination. Iron oxide, mechanical impurities and asphaltene sediments build up on pipe internal surface causing hydraulic pressure increment and cross-section reduction. In order to clean and inspect pipelines special device that is called pipeline inspection gauge is used. To launch and trap a pipeline inspection gauge special station need to be constructed. According to common rules, pipeline inspection gauge can be used only for unbranched pipeline sections having same diameter. Conventionally, pipeline from a well pad is connected to an oil-gathering line via T-joint. As a result of T-joint design, each well pad line is equipped with a trap station resulting in big number of stations nearby an oil-gathering point. Suggested in the article non-standard geometry T-joint allows to perform cleaning and inspection of pipelines with pipeline inspection gauge from 2 different well pad lines by means of joint branch bending. Use of the non-standard geometry T- joint reduces the number of units of technological equipment, required space; construction terms; CAPEX and OPEX. In addition, the suggested non-standard geometry T-joint with negligible modification can be used also for different diameter pipes. The modified joint allows to expand scope of application and consequently enforce economic impact.
DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-10-99-101

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A.V. Bovt (Vietsovpetro JV, the Socialist Republic Vietnam, Vung Tau), Nguyen Quang Dien (Vietsovpetro JV, the Socialist Republic Vietnam, Vung Tau), M.F. Mirsaitov (Vietsovpetro JV, the Socialist Republic Vietnam, Vung Tau)
Organization of autonomous power supply on the example of the United Power Grid of Vietsovpetro JV fields

Keywords: energy supply, generation, technological scheme, field development, energy efficiency, optimization, gas utilization, power plant, cable network

The operation and development of the oil and gas fields requires the solution of issues related to the optimization of generation and consumption of electricity, the use of the most modern energy-efficient technologies, which allow to ensure a continuous power supply of offshore hydraulic structures (OHS). A specific feature of the development of offshore oil fields is the difficulty of ensuring significant flexibility of power supply systems for the entire OHS fleet, allowing to quickly meet the needs and changes in the technological scheme of development, construction, methods of field exploitation, while having the capacity and reserves corresponding to the current state.

In order to ensure continuous production, Vietsovpetro JV has created a unique, energy-efficient, autonomous power supply system for hydraulic structures - the United Power Grid (UPG). UPG energy efficiency was achieved through the implementation of utilization system for associated gas, treated as fuel for the energy hub turbine generators. The article describes the main elements of UPG, incorporated limiting systems for short-circuit currents and power factor compensation. The introduction of the UPG made it possible to increase the utilization rate of associated gas, reduce operating costs, and improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply, while the Digital Twin for UPG allowed significantly reduce the time, optimize operating and capital costs during an upgrade and development of the energy system. The article covers the stages of UPG creation, its current state and describes the generating-consuming balance for electricity at the steady run. The paper presents the actual data on production costs reduction and provides for the system development perspective power supply of mobile offshore structures, complete implementation of operational dispatching management system and integration of the advanced M&R system for energy equipment based on actual condition, resulting in significant reduction of losses in production costs.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-10-102-107

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S.A. Polovkov (The Pipeline Transport Institute LLC, RF, Moscow), A.E. Gonchar (The Pipeline Transport Institute LLC, RF, Moscow), V.N. Slepnev (The Pipeline Transport Institute LLC, RF, Moscow), A.F. Maksimenko (Gubkin University, RF, Moscow)
Modelling the consequences of possible accidents as a mechanism to improve the efficiency of planning and implementation of confinement and response operations

Keywords: accident confinement and response, main pipeline, modelling, hazardous production facility, industrial safety, process approach, oil/oil products spill, risk, quality management system

The results of the analysis of accidents at the main pipeline transport facilities according to the data of Rostekhnadzor (Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia) show the imperfection of the existing accident and their consequences forecasting systems. Forecasting shortcomings caused major damage, for example, in an accident in the tank farm of TPP-3 of the Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company in May 2020. These data testify to the relevance of the study of the issues of improving the accuracy of forecasting the accidents at the main pipeline transport facilities. One of the possible ways to improve the accuracy of forecasting can be the application of modern methods of accident consequences modelling.

The article presents the analysis of methods and software tools for modelling the consequences of possible accidents at pipeline transport facilities in order to choose the most accurate ones for damage forecasting, the necessary forces and means for its confinement and response, as well as the development of protective structures. As part of the development of the quality management system of the organization providing services for pipeline transportation of oil and oil products, in terms of improving the efficiency of planning and implementation of the processes of prevention, possible accidents confinement and response, the forecasting of the consequences of possible accidents plays an important role. Accident consequence forecasting assumes assessment of the most probable scenarios of possible accidents, potential places of their occurrence, accident consequences modelling with determination of accident hazard impact zones, accident damage assessment. Oil and oil products spills modelling method on the basis of the terrain is recommended as one of the methods of forecasting the consequences of an accident at the main pipeline transport facilities as a tool to improve the efficiency of process management associated with the accident prevention, confinement and response.


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