History and prospects of hydrodynamic methods for oil fields development in Russia

UDK: 622.276.1/.4
DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-12-96-100
Key words: contour waterflooding, hydrodynamic development methods, modern hydrodynamic methods, hydrodynamic oil recovery facilities, technogenic altered fields, reservoir destruction, discharge pressure, forced fluid withdrawal, stationary and unsteady waterflood, change in seepage fluids, uneven reservoir formation, advanced flooding, hardly recoverable oil reserves
Authors: R.Kh. Muslimov (Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, RF, Kazan)

The possibility of using hydrodynamic methods for the development of oil fields and, especially, of peripheral contour water flooding at the beginning of their introduction (50s of the last century) was questioned by many experts and raised concerns. Criticism of this method, and especially the principles of oil field development using water flooding, continued until the 80s and at the end of the last century it almost stopped. But at the beginning of the 21st century, I.A. Mustafin began to sharply criticize the application of this method on the example of supergiants - Romashkinskoye and Samotlorskoye oil and gas fields. His brochure Geological and technological results of the hydrodynamic method of developing oil fields in the Russian Federation on the example of supergiants Romashkino and Samotlor was sent to most oil companies and industry experts, scientists and even sent to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan. In this brochure was used such a terrible term - "destruction" of an oil field. Because of this mythical destruction, the author suggests switching to more benign methods (essentially those that were used at the beginning of the methods implementation), and it is better to use other methods (thermal, gas, etc.). Also, the author of the brochure offered to retrain students in universities and specialists and radically change the development system.

Since the author of this article was a direct participant and leader at almost all stages of the introduction of hydrodynamic methods, most of the decisions at Romashkinskoye and other fields of the Republic of Tatarstan were made with his direct and active participation. Therefore, the author decided in this article to briefly assess the formation and development of this technology and share judgments about the future prospects of this method. This is very important for the oil community, scientists of present and future specialists, and most importantly for the safe operation of oil and oil and gas fields.

References

1. Muslimov R.Kh., Vliyanie osobennostey geologicheskogo stroeniya na effektivnost' razrabotki Romashkinskogo mestorozhdeniya (Influence of the peculiarities of the geological structure on the efficiency of the development of the Romashkinskoye field), Kazan: Publ. of KSU, 1979.

2. Muslimov R.Kh., Shavaliev A.M., Khisamov R.B., Yusupov I.T., Geologiya, razrabotka i ekspluatatsiya Romashkinskogo neftyanogo mestorozhdeniya (Geology, development and exploitation of Romashkinskoye oil field), Moscow: Publ. of VNIIOENG, 1995, 492 p.

3. Shchelkachev V.N., Vazhneyshie printsipy nefterazrabotki (75 let opyta) (The most important principles for the development of oil fields (75 years experience)), Moscow: Neft' i gaz, 2004, 608 p.

4. Muslimov R.Kh., Negativnoe vliyanie protsessa stareniya zalezhey na potentsial'nye vozmozhnosti neftedobychi i puti povysheniya effektivnosti razrabotki na pozdney stadii (The negative impact of the process of "aging" of deposits on the potential of oil production and ways to improve the efficiency of development at a later stage), Collected papers Novye idei v geologii i geokhimii nefti i gaza (New ideas in the geology and geochemistry of oil and gas), Proceedings of V international conference, Part II, Moscow: Publ. of MSU, 2001.

5. Yusupova T.N., Petrova L.M., Mukhametshin R.Z. et al., Osobennosti sostava ostatochnoy nefti v zavodnennykh terrigennykh kollektorakh (Peculiarities of residual oil composition in flooded terrigenous reservoirs), Proceedings of International conference Problemy kompleksnogo osvoeniya trudnoizvlekaemykh zapasov nefti i prirodnykh bitumov (dobycha i pererabotka) (Problems of integrated development of hard-to-recover oil and natural bitumen reserves (production and processing)), Kazan, 1994.

6. Neprimerov. N.N., Sharagin A.G., Vnutrikonturnaya vyrabotki neftyanykh plastov (Internal development of oil reservoirs), Kazan': Publ. of KSU, 1961, 213 p.

7. Dobrynin V.M., Deformatsii i izmeneniya fizicheskikh svoystv kollektorov nefti i gaza (Deformations and changes in the physical properties of oil and gas collectors), Moscow: Nedra Publ., 1970, 239 p.

8. Slavin V.I., Khimich V.F., Geodinamicheskie modeli formirovaniya AVPD i ikh prakticheskoe znachenie (Geodynamic models of abnormal formation pressure formation and their practical significance), In: Izuchenie geologicheskogo razreza i prognozirovanie AVPD (Study of the geological section and forecasting abnormal pressure), Proceedings of VNIGRI, 1987.

9. Muslimov R.Kh., Development of the Romashkino supergiant field is a great contribution of Russian scientists and experts to world petroleum science and oil development practice (In Russ.), Georesursy, 2008, no. 4, pp. 26.

10. Muslimov R.Kh., Sovremennye metody upravleniya razrabotkoy neftyanykh mestorozhdeniy s primeneniem zavodneniya (Modern methods of development of oil fields with the use the waterflooding), Kazan: Publ. of Kazan University, 2003, 596 p.

11. Mustafin I.A., Geologo-tekhnologicheskie rezul'taty gidrodinamicheskogo metoda razrabotki mestorozhdeniy nefti v RF na primere supergigantov Romashkino i Samotlor (Geological and technological results of the hydrodynamic method for the development of oil fields in the Russian Federation on the example of the supergiants Romashkino and Samotlor), Kazan: Foliant Publ., 2018, 88 p.

12. Mustafin I.A., Shaykhutdinov R.S., Gidrodinamicheskie etapy razrabotki neftyanykh mestorozhdeniy (Hydrodynamic stages of oil field development), Proceedings of International conference Osobennosti razvedki i razrabotki mestorozhdeniy netraditsionnykh uglevodorodov(Features of exploration and development of unconventional hydrocarbon fields), Kazan, 23 September 2015, pp. 229230.

13. Mustafin I.A, Mustafin G.M(A)., Geologo-tekhnologicheskie usloviya primeneniya metodov uvelicheniya nefteotdachi plastov (Geological and technological conditions for the application of methods of enhanced oil recovery), Proceedings of International conference Innovatsii v razvedke i razrabotke neftyanykh i gazovykh mestorozhdeniy (Innovation in oil and gas exploration and development), Kazan, 78 September 2016, V. II, pp. 5658.

14. Mustafin I.A., K proektirovaniyu gorizontal'nykh skvazhin na obvodnennykh mestorozhdeniyakh nefti (Designing horizontal wells in flooded oil fields), Proceedings of International conference Gorizontal'nye skvazhiny i GRP v povyshenii effektivnosti razrabotki neftyanykh mestorozhdeniy (Horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing in improving the efficiency of oil field development), Kazan, 67 September 2017, pp. 230231.

15. Mustafin I.A., Nekotorye rezul'taty vnutrikonturnogo zavodneniya neftyanykh mestorozhdeniy (Some results of in-circuit waterflooding of oil fields), Innovatsionnye tekhnologii v geologii i razrabotke uglevodorodov (Innovative technologies in geology and hydrocarbon development), Proceedings of international scientific and practical conference, Kazan', 2009, pp. 294295.

16. Izotov V.G., Sitdikova L.M., Nanomineral oil reservoir systems and their role in the development process (In Russ.), Georesursy, 2007, no. 3 (22), pp. 2123.

17. Muslimov R.Kh., Nefteotdacha: proshloe, nastoyashchee, budushchee (optimizatsiya dobychi, maksimizatsiya KIN) (Oil recovery: Past, Present, Future (production optimization, maximization of recovery factor)), Kazan': FEN Publ., 2014, 750 p.

18. Muslimov R.Kh., Plotnikova I.N., lternative solutions - Key to create state-of-art technologies in oil and gas field prospecting, exploration and development (In Russ.), Neft'.Gaz.Novatsii, 2018, no. 9 (214), pp. 1417.

19. Dyachuk I.A., Reformation of oil fields and reservoirs (In Russ.), Georesursy, 2015, no. 1(60), pp. 3946.

The possibility of using hydrodynamic methods for the development of oil fields and, especially, of peripheral contour water flooding at the beginning of their introduction (50s of the last century) was questioned by many experts and raised concerns. Criticism of this method, and especially the principles of oil field development using water flooding, continued until the 80s and at the end of the last century it almost stopped. But at the beginning of the 21st century, I.A. Mustafin began to sharply criticize the application of this method on the example of supergiants - Romashkinskoye and Samotlorskoye oil and gas fields. His brochure Geological and technological results of the hydrodynamic method of developing oil fields in the Russian Federation on the example of supergiants Romashkino and Samotlor was sent to most oil companies and industry experts, scientists and even sent to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan. In this brochure was used such a terrible term - "destruction" of an oil field. Because of this mythical destruction, the author suggests switching to more benign methods (essentially those that were used at the beginning of the methods implementation), and it is better to use other methods (thermal, gas, etc.). Also, the author of the brochure offered to retrain students in universities and specialists and radically change the development system.

Since the author of this article was a direct participant and leader at almost all stages of the introduction of hydrodynamic methods, most of the decisions at Romashkinskoye and other fields of the Republic of Tatarstan were made with his direct and active participation. Therefore, the author decided in this article to briefly assess the formation and development of this technology and share judgments about the future prospects of this method. This is very important for the oil community, scientists of present and future specialists, and most importantly for the safe operation of oil and oil and gas fields.

References

1. Muslimov R.Kh., Vliyanie osobennostey geologicheskogo stroeniya na effektivnost' razrabotki Romashkinskogo mestorozhdeniya (Influence of the peculiarities of the geological structure on the efficiency of the development of the Romashkinskoye field), Kazan: Publ. of KSU, 1979.

2. Muslimov R.Kh., Shavaliev A.M., Khisamov R.B., Yusupov I.T., Geologiya, razrabotka i ekspluatatsiya Romashkinskogo neftyanogo mestorozhdeniya (Geology, development and exploitation of Romashkinskoye oil field), Moscow: Publ. of VNIIOENG, 1995, 492 p.

3. Shchelkachev V.N., Vazhneyshie printsipy nefterazrabotki (75 let opyta) (The most important principles for the development of oil fields (75 years experience)), Moscow: Neft' i gaz, 2004, 608 p.

4. Muslimov R.Kh., Negativnoe vliyanie protsessa stareniya zalezhey na potentsial'nye vozmozhnosti neftedobychi i puti povysheniya effektivnosti razrabotki na pozdney stadii (The negative impact of the process of "aging" of deposits on the potential of oil production and ways to improve the efficiency of development at a later stage), Collected papers Novye idei v geologii i geokhimii nefti i gaza (New ideas in the geology and geochemistry of oil and gas), Proceedings of V international conference, Part II, Moscow: Publ. of MSU, 2001.

5. Yusupova T.N., Petrova L.M., Mukhametshin R.Z. et al., Osobennosti sostava ostatochnoy nefti v zavodnennykh terrigennykh kollektorakh (Peculiarities of residual oil composition in flooded terrigenous reservoirs), Proceedings of International conference Problemy kompleksnogo osvoeniya trudnoizvlekaemykh zapasov nefti i prirodnykh bitumov (dobycha i pererabotka) (Problems of integrated development of hard-to-recover oil and natural bitumen reserves (production and processing)), Kazan, 1994.

6. Neprimerov. N.N., Sharagin A.G., Vnutrikonturnaya vyrabotki neftyanykh plastov (Internal development of oil reservoirs), Kazan': Publ. of KSU, 1961, 213 p.

7. Dobrynin V.M., Deformatsii i izmeneniya fizicheskikh svoystv kollektorov nefti i gaza (Deformations and changes in the physical properties of oil and gas collectors), Moscow: Nedra Publ., 1970, 239 p.

8. Slavin V.I., Khimich V.F., Geodinamicheskie modeli formirovaniya AVPD i ikh prakticheskoe znachenie (Geodynamic models of abnormal formation pressure formation and their practical significance), In: Izuchenie geologicheskogo razreza i prognozirovanie AVPD (Study of the geological section and forecasting abnormal pressure), Proceedings of VNIGRI, 1987.

9. Muslimov R.Kh., Development of the Romashkino supergiant field is a great contribution of Russian scientists and experts to world petroleum science and oil development practice (In Russ.), Georesursy, 2008, no. 4, pp. 26.

10. Muslimov R.Kh., Sovremennye metody upravleniya razrabotkoy neftyanykh mestorozhdeniy s primeneniem zavodneniya (Modern methods of development of oil fields with the use the waterflooding), Kazan: Publ. of Kazan University, 2003, 596 p.

11. Mustafin I.A., Geologo-tekhnologicheskie rezul'taty gidrodinamicheskogo metoda razrabotki mestorozhdeniy nefti v RF na primere supergigantov Romashkino i Samotlor (Geological and technological results of the hydrodynamic method for the development of oil fields in the Russian Federation on the example of the supergiants Romashkino and Samotlor), Kazan: Foliant Publ., 2018, 88 p.

12. Mustafin I.A., Shaykhutdinov R.S., Gidrodinamicheskie etapy razrabotki neftyanykh mestorozhdeniy (Hydrodynamic stages of oil field development), Proceedings of International conference Osobennosti razvedki i razrabotki mestorozhdeniy netraditsionnykh uglevodorodov(Features of exploration and development of unconventional hydrocarbon fields), Kazan, 23 September 2015, pp. 229230.

13. Mustafin I.A, Mustafin G.M(A)., Geologo-tekhnologicheskie usloviya primeneniya metodov uvelicheniya nefteotdachi plastov (Geological and technological conditions for the application of methods of enhanced oil recovery), Proceedings of International conference Innovatsii v razvedke i razrabotke neftyanykh i gazovykh mestorozhdeniy (Innovation in oil and gas exploration and development), Kazan, 78 September 2016, V. II, pp. 5658.

14. Mustafin I.A., K proektirovaniyu gorizontal'nykh skvazhin na obvodnennykh mestorozhdeniyakh nefti (Designing horizontal wells in flooded oil fields), Proceedings of International conference Gorizontal'nye skvazhiny i GRP v povyshenii effektivnosti razrabotki neftyanykh mestorozhdeniy (Horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing in improving the efficiency of oil field development), Kazan, 67 September 2017, pp. 230231.

15. Mustafin I.A., Nekotorye rezul'taty vnutrikonturnogo zavodneniya neftyanykh mestorozhdeniy (Some results of in-circuit waterflooding of oil fields), Innovatsionnye tekhnologii v geologii i razrabotke uglevodorodov (Innovative technologies in geology and hydrocarbon development), Proceedings of international scientific and practical conference, Kazan', 2009, pp. 294295.

16. Izotov V.G., Sitdikova L.M., Nanomineral oil reservoir systems and their role in the development process (In Russ.), Georesursy, 2007, no. 3 (22), pp. 2123.

17. Muslimov R.Kh., Nefteotdacha: proshloe, nastoyashchee, budushchee (optimizatsiya dobychi, maksimizatsiya KIN) (Oil recovery: Past, Present, Future (production optimization, maximization of recovery factor)), Kazan': FEN Publ., 2014, 750 p.

18. Muslimov R.Kh., Plotnikova I.N., lternative solutions - Key to create state-of-art technologies in oil and gas field prospecting, exploration and development (In Russ.), Neft'.Gaz.Novatsii, 2018, no. 9 (214), pp. 1417.

19. Dyachuk I.A., Reformation of oil fields and reservoirs (In Russ.), Georesursy, 2015, no. 1(60), pp. 3946.



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