Improving the classification of reserves and resources in conditions of international oil business

Authors: I.A. Ponomareva, N.A. Eremin (Oil and Gas Research Institute of RAS)
The classifications of reserves and resources (the existing Russian one, proposed by the authors, and UNFC 2009) are compared by three criteria: economic and technological one, economic significance, the degree of geological knowledge. It is established that both according to the methodological approach UNFC 2009 and recommended by the authors one the recoverable reserves are part of hydrocarbon resources, are cost effective and meet the category of proved reserves.
The classifications of reserves and resources (the existing Russian one, proposed by the authors, and UNFC 2009) are compared by three criteria: economic and technological one, economic significance, the degree of geological knowledge. It is established that both according to the methodological approach UNFC 2009 and recommended by the authors one the recoverable reserves are part of hydrocarbon resources, are cost effective and meet the category of proved reserves.


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