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R.S. Shulga (Tyumen Petroleum Research Center LLC, RF, Tyumen), I.N. Zhizhimontov (Tyumen Petroleum Research Center LLC, RF, Tyumen), Ya.I. Gilmanov (Tyumen Petroleum Research Center LLC, RF, Tyumen), B.M. Yatsenko (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow)
The study of clay component conductivity during resistance measurements of core samples and further evaluation of cation exchange capacity by log data interpretation

Keywords: low permeable reservoirs, core petrophysical studies, resistivity, cation exchange capacity, petrophysical modeling, log data interpretation

The article represents methodical approaches to the study of clay component conductivity during resistance measurements of core samples through multiple salinity and further evaluation of cation exchange capacity by log data interpretation using specific modeling of clayey sandstones. The objective of the paper is to increase the adequacy of oil and gas (water) saturation ratio for the purpose of reliable hydrocarbon reserves appraisal in sedimentary rocks containing shaly minerals within the companys facilities. Low permeable reservoirs of Achimov formation carrying hard-to-recover hydrocarbon reserves are the main object of analysis. The deposits have typical clinoform structure, extremely low reservoir porosity and permeability, and heterogeneous oil saturation. Substantiation of oiland-gas saturation ratio for such deposits is essentially complicated by quantitative evaluation of shaly minerals resistivity, because analysis based on standard approach (Archie-Dakhnov equation) most commonly leads to an underestimation of hydrocarbon saturation. The authors considered Russian and foreign approaches to evaluation of shaly minerals resistivity, demonstrated application of Ellansky advanced conductivity model and worldwide used Woxman-Smits equation. Results of petrophysical resistivity modeling for fully and partially saturated samples using standard technique and specific models of shaly sands show that theoretical conclusions are validated by core analysis data under thermobaric conditions with acceptable experiment accuracy. Effect of shale content on the apparent parameters of the degree of cementation and wettability according to the Archie Dakhnov equation depends on formation water salinity. Observed variation between mean values of water saturation for different models is up to 9 %. This variation could be the reason of mismatch between expected oil inflow calculated by log data and drill stem test interpretation.


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14. Zhizhimontov I.N., Makhmutov I.R., Evdoshchuk A.A., Smirnova E.V., Heterogeneous saturation cause analysis during petrophysical modeling of low permeability Achimov deposits (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2022, no. 3, pp. 30-35, DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2022-3-30-35

DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2024-3-8-14

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N.N. Bogdanovich (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, RF, Moscow), E.V. Kozlova (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, RF, Moscow), E.S. Oreshko (Petrorace LLC, RF, Moscow)
Energetic heterogeneity of the organomineral matrix of rocks (on the example of low-permeability Jurassic-Cretaceous deposits of the Western Siberian petroleum basin)

Keywords: organomineral matrix, cation exchange complex, energetic heterogeneity of the surface, Rock-Eval pyrolysis, organic matter, lithological characteristics, hydrocarbons

The development of hard-to-recover reserves in regions with developed oil production infrastructure is of great practical importance. In oilfields with traditional reservoirs, it is economically advantageous to add unconventional reservoirs from the underlying horizons to the development. The characteristic of such reservoirs is important for the competent use of secondary methods for enhanced oil recovery. One of the problems is to assess the hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity of the rocks which are composed not only of different minerals in various proportions, but also of organic matter. Laboratory studies of low-permeability reservoirs of the West Siberian petroleum basin carried out using a complex of lithological, petrophysical and geochemical methods make it possible to solve this problem as well as increase the reliability of searches for new hydrocarbon reservoirs and reduce risks during their development. Rock samples from the Upper Jurassic-Cretaceous sedimentary section of low-permeable deposits were studied using the X-ray diffraction method (mineral composition), the pyrolytic Rock-Eval method (organic matter) and the Pfeffer and HexCo methods (cation exchange capacity). The study of the physic-chemical activity of the mineral surface of such formations as the Frolov, Bazhenov, Abalak, Achimov showed that clay, siliceous minerals and organic matter could form organomineral aggregates during sedimentation. Analysis of interaction of humic material into mineral matrix during diagenetic and catagenetic stages showed 2 mechanisms of interaction with molecules: intrusion (immobilization) into a mineral volume (hydrolysis and polycondensation) and adsorption at a mineral surface (hydrogen and covalent bonds). The factor of intrusion of organic matter into the silica requires special attention during the study of wettability of rocks and making decisions on the development of oil and gas bearing formations of unconventional low-permeable reservoirs.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2024-3-15-19

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M.A. Basyrov (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow), A.V. Sergeichev (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow), I.D. Latypov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), E.I. Urazmetova (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), A.A. Astafiev (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), A.V. Markov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), A.N. Voronina (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), G.G. Elkibaeva (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), A.E. Fedorov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa)
Application of machine learning methods for the petrophysical interpretation of complex geological section

Keywords: missed intervals, pseudo-reservoirs, effective porosity, nuclear magnetic resonance logging, neural networks

Hard-to-recover hydrocarbon reserves in Western Siberia are mostly concentrated in reservoirs of complex structure, represented by a combination of massive conventional reservoirs with intervals of thinly bedded sandstones and clays, interbeds of sandstones and siltstones with increased content of dispersed clay, and reservoirs with partially carbonated void space. Reservoir delineation methods based solely on open porosity are limited to massive conventional reservoirs. Lowering the porosity threshold may result in the inclusion of clay intervals. In order to predict porosity in such sediments, it is advisable to use nuclear magnetic logging, which makes it possible to identify all interbeds in the section that have effective porosity, regardless of the type of reservoir. The limitation of the application of nuclear magnetic logging is the fact that this method is present in a small number of wells, usually not more than 3 % of the well stock. In this work, effective porosity was modeled using neural network models and prediction maps of additional effective thicknesses were constructed. The average effective thicknesses over the field area was about 5 m. In some areas, the additional reservoir thickness was determined to be 7-10 m, demonstrating the promising application of the proposed methodology to improve the efficiency of field development. The proposed interpretation method, based on modeled effective porosity from nuclear magnetic and neutron logging data, allows the identification of dense interbedded and partially thin bedded, highly clayey, low permeability pseudo-reservoirs. To evaluate candidate wells, a model for calculating well inflow after hydraulic fracturing from pseudo-reservoir intervals is proposed. The results obtained and the developed approach are planned to be used to study and interpret a complex geological section formed in the distal part of the sea shelf and deep-sea sedimentation environment.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2024-3-20-25

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Sh.V. Mukhidinov (Gazprom Neft Company Group, RF, Saint Petersburg), A.S. Shpar (Gazprom Neft Company Group, RF, Saint Petersburg)
Possibilities of modeling petrophysical properties of clastic rocks based on lithological characteristics

Keywords: limited knowledge, geophysical well logging, grane composition, physical and petrophysical properties, petrophysical and elastic modeling

The lithological characteristics of clastic rocks are determined by the conditions of their formation. The mineral composition reflects the features of the source of demolition and postsedimentation transformation, and the grane composition reflects the features of transportation and dynamics of the sedimentation environment. In practice, the mineral composition is more often used to restore the physical properties of rocks of well sections studied by a limited geophysical well logging complex in order to provide petroelastic and geomechanical modeling. There is no single way to restore physical characteristics. In practice, correlation methods are often used when one property is determined by a paired or multidimensional relationship from another property. Experience shows that such approaches do not provide the necessary forecasting accuracy and, for this reason, the results of petroelastic and geomechanical modeling have large uncertainties, more often leading to ambiguous results. In conditions of limited data on the mineral composition and its variability by section, in order to determine the composition and structure of rocks, on which the key characteristic of reservoirs filtration heterogeneity depends, the need to use available data, which can serve as a grane characteristic, is determined. Today, data on the grane composition are used to solve the inverse problem of studying the geological past of the land, as well as various properties of terrigenous reservoirs of oil and gas. On the basis of this information, a lithological classification of rocks is carried out, at the prospecting stage of geological exploration, capacitive properties, bulk mass, permeability and other parameters are predicted. This paper describes the possibility of using grane composition at a quantitative level to model petrophysical properties. The method of restoring physical properties was developed based on the results of a study of rocks selected from different terrigenous deposits of various regions of Russia. The performed analysis made it possible to significantly increase the practical significance of the grane characteristics of rocks in the petrophysical study of well sections and geological modeling of natural terrigenous reservoirs.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2024-3-26-29

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E.V. Aleynikov (Tyumen Petroleum Research Center LLC, RF, Tyumen), V.Yu. Pavlov (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow), T.N. Smagina (Tyumen Petroleum Research Center LLC, RF, Tyumen), E.A. Lukyanov (Tyumen Petroleum Research Center LLC, RF, Tyumen), K.F. Miropoltsev (Tyumen Petroleum Research Center LLC, RF, Tyumen), E.A. Zarai (Tyumen Petroleum Research Center LLC, RF, Tyumen)
Registration and conversion of hydrocarbon reserves to B1 and C1 categories based on the results of modern wireline formation tester investigations

Keywords: hydrocarbon reserves calculation, wireline formation testing, C1 and B1 reserves categories

The hydrocarbon reserves calculation is the basis for planning of field development. Nowadays, such data as initial reservoir pressure, oil/gas/water contact definition, formation fluid properties, initial production rate and some other parameters needed for hydrocarbon reserves calculation can be obtained during cased hole testing. This requires fair amount of materials and lots of time. Certain well tests can extend up to a year or more, and are fraught with high costs. The wireline formation test has long been applied in exploration worldwide. During the wireline formation test the operator can receive real-time geological information, which is also required for hydrocarbon reserves estimation and conversion to B1 and C1 reserve categories. The efficiency of this method allows taking measurements with high density over a short time. As a result, geological data obtained by this method is more detailed and informative than that produced from the cased hole test. The time duration of well test program can be significantly reduced. Cost and time saving can be beneficial for exploration in remote regions where logistics and drilling team support issues can become particularly sensitive. It can also speed up decision-making on additional exploration in the fields under development. However, the wireline formation test cannot substitute the casing well test; this data cannot be self-sufficient for hydrocarbon reserves calculation in common practice. Yet, the regulation for acquiring and applying this data can allow the common practice to be changed and full-scale application of wireline formation test data in the context of reserves categorization.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2024-3-30-34

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R.V. Malkosh (Tyumen Branch of SurgutNIPIneft, Surgutneftegas PJSC, RF, Tyumen), E.A. Romashev (Tyumen Branch of SurgutNIPIneft, Surgutneftegas PJSC, RF, Tyumen), M.G. Lebedeva (Tyumen Branch of SurgutNIPIneft, Surgutneftegas PJSC, RF, Tyumen), S.Y. Ageichenko (Tyumen Branch of SurgutNIPIneft, Surgutneftegas PJSC, RF, Tyumen)
The studying of fracturing of O-1 layer of the Osinsky productive formation deposits of the central part of Nepa arch of Eastern Siberia

Keywords: Eastern Siberia, Nepskiy arch, Osinsky horizon, organogenic buildups, reservoir fracturing, lithological-petrographic research, field development

The article presents the results of studying the fracturing of the Osinsky productive horizon on the example of hydrocarbon deposits based in the central part of the Nepa arch of Nepa-Botuoba anteclise of Eastern Siberia. The identification of additional factors affecting the reservoir properties of productive horizons and the inclusion of the data obtained into geological and hydrodynamic models is an urgent scientific and technical task taking into account the complex geological structure of carbonate reservoirs. The formation of the O1 layer of the Osinsky horizon in the arched part of the Nepa-Botuoba anteclise in an area with developed fault-block tectonics caused the widespread development of fracturing, which until recently was little studied by field and laboratory geological and geophysical research methods. Based on a comprehensive analysis of well logs, core research results and well test data, the characteristic of the fractured component of the void space of the O-1 formation is given, and its role in the current state of development of carbonate reservoir deposits in Eastern Siberia is determined. During the work, new data was obtained on the presence of subvertical tectonic fractures in the section of the O-1 formation, characterized by the greatest disclosure and acting as additional highly permeable fluid filtration channels. In the near future, it is planned to conduct comprehensive lithological and petrographic studies in new wells, which will significantly clarify the parameters of fracture systems and obtain additional data to improve petrophysical algorithms for the purpose of differentiated calculation of reserves in both porous-cavernous and fractured formations, as well as clarify permeability coefficient of Osinsky horizon reservoirs in zones of tectonic fracturing development.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2024-3-35-40

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S.A. Yakunin (TMK PJSC, RF, Moscow), A.R. Agishev (TMK PJSC, RF, Moscow), A.R. Nurgaleev (TMK PJSC, RF, Moscow), B.F. Kuzichev (TMK PJSC, RF, Moscow), A.S. Susoev (SamaraNIPIneft LLC, RF, Samara)
Well design with application of integral casing connections

Keywords: well design, casing, thread connection, integral threaded connections

Development of oil and gas fields with hard-to-recover reserves often requires the use of multi-casing design. The use of standard coupling casing strings in such wells leads to significant metal consumption, increased consumption of associated materials (drilling mud, cement slurry, etc.) and the use of heavy-duty drilling rigs. One of the options to reduce investment costs for drilling is construction of wells using integral casing connections. Realization of well construction with integral casings is possible due to application of threaded connections TMK UP MOMENTUM FL and TMK UP MOMENTUM SFL. TMK UP MOMENTUM FL is a flush high-torque gas-tight connection with tensile and compression efficiency of 60% of the pipe body. TMK UP MOMENTUM SFL is a high-tension, high torque, semi-flush connection with tensile and compression efficiency of up to 90% of the pipe body. In this article on the example of a typical well in the Volga economic region it is demonstrated that the use of pipes with integral threaded connections allows to reduce the metal consumption of the well and the total amount of drilling and cement mud. Reduction of metal consumption relative to the base variant amounted to 10.7%. Reduction of total requirement of drilling mud of 30% and cementing mud of 51% relative to the basic variant with coupled connections. Increase of profitability of field development consists not only in new methods of oil recovery enhancement, but also in search of methods reducing investment costs for well construction. It is shown that one of the options to reduce investment costs for drilling is construction of wells using integral connections.


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A.R. Deryaev (Scientific Research Institute of Natural Gas of the State Concern Turkmengas, Turkmenistan, Ashgabat)
Investigation of the properties of fine clays in the fields of Turkmenistan for the development of drilling fluids

Keywords: rheological parameters, dynamic shear stress, bentonite, relative viscosity, permeability, hydrophilicity

The study of the characteristics of fine clays and the development of universal drilling fluids on their basis for the purpose of safe well drilling are the main factor in increasing of hydrocarbon production, reducing the duration of well drilling and eliminating complications and accidents. The scientific novelty of this work is the study of the possible use of fine clay from the Gubadag deposit as the main material for the preparation of drilling mud in order to create hydrostatic pressure during well drilling. An important aspect is the development of solution compositions adapted to a variety of geological formations and rocks. The lack of an optimal composition can lead to instability of the well walls or loss of permeability, which will seriously complicate further operation. The results obtained show that Gubadag clay can be classified as low-quality materials. Solutions created from its samples with various types of water (fresh, marine and Koitendag) are almost the same in volume. However, it is noted that as a result of the treatment of seawater with caustic soda, sample No. 2 significantly increases in volume of the solution, reaching more than 4 m3, which differs from other samples. All this indicates the stability of the properties of clays in various environmental conditions, which may be important when choosing optimal solutions for drilling wells in different regions with different types of water and geological characteristics. The practical significance of the research is the possibility of adapting drilling fluids to various geological conditions, minimizing risks during drilling and improving the efficiency of production processes.


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K.Yu. Zemlianov, A.N. Ivanov, A.S. Avdeev1, A.V. Dvoeglazov (Vietsovpetro JV, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Vung Tau)
Drilling of additional wells to extend the life-span of offshore platforms and reduce the costs for commissioning new hydraulic structures

Keywords: field development, capital construction, offshore platform, wellhead platform, standard design, modernization, jacket, block module, topside, late stage of field development, additional wells, extension of platform life-span

Offshore fixed platforms and wellhead platforms are the main elements of Vietsovpetro JV fields development on the shelf of Vietnam. These facilities gather and treat the oil coming from production wells, which is then supplied through the underwater pipeline systems to the floating storage and offloading units. Field development by means of wellhead platforms and central processing platform helps avoiding significant capital investments in construction of metal-intensive fixed platforms with a multifunctional top structure and reduces operating costs. The development vector of the Vietsovpetro JV in the area of capital construction is aimed at reducing metal consumption and costs. Optimization of construction solutions and transition to unmanned technologies for operating wellhead platforms led to cost reduction by more than half compared to 2014. Currently, the priority offshore structures in the Company are the unmanned wellhead platforms and satellite platforms. The introduction of unmanned wellhead platforms and satellite platforms benefits in optimizing the company's capital costs, however further minimization of the investments for construction of new wells on existing platforms during the late development stage, requires additional non-standard approaches. One of such solutions is the organization of additional wells at existing offshore structures. The article covers the issues related to designing and construction of new additional wells on the operating facilities, which have not been considered by the initial standard design. The implementation of an integrated approach to improving the efficiency of offshore field development at the Vietsovpetro JV allows the company to maintain its leading position in the Southeast Asia.


1. Ty Tkhan' Ngia, Veliev M.M., Le V'et Khay, Ivanov A.N., Razrabotka shel'fovykh neftyanykh mestorozhdeniy SP V'etsovpetro (Pryzhok Belogo Tigra dlinoyu v 35 let...) (Development of offshore oil fields by JV Vietsovpetro (Leap of the "White Tiger" 35 years long ...)), St. Petersburg: Nedra Publ., 2017, 386 p.

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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2024-3-51-55

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A.M. Vagizov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), R.F. Timerkhanov (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), A.T. Gareev (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), N.N. Shvetsova (RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, RF, Ufa), P.N. Kravchenko (Bashneft PJS, RF, Ufa), R.R. Khismatov (Bashneft PJS, RF, Ufa), D.R. Sadretdinov (Tetakom LLC, RF, Innopolis)
On localization of residual recoverable reserves zones lower Carboniferous terrigenous deposits of Arlanskoye field at the late stage of development

Keywords: Arlanskoye oil field, terrigenous formation, reserves localization, horizontal wells, geological heterogeneity, drilling, modelling

In most platform-type reservoirs, most of the initial reserves are concentrated in terrigenous sediments, which are mainly found in the area and are characterized by high productivity, efficient development and high production rates. Despite the long development history of the Arlanskoye field, the Lower Carboniferous terrigenous formation is still the main production target. Seven pay zones with different reservoir characteristics have been identified in the main development target interval. The zones are unevenly distributed over the area. Three units have been identified - Upper, Middle and Lower. All three units are operated simultaneously and as a result there is an uneven development of reserves in terms of area and section due to the differentiation of reservoir properties combined with increased oil viscosity. At present, the target is in the final stage of development, the development system has been formed, the current well spacing density is 12 ha/well, and the recovery of reserves in the area is 98%. Scientific research and industrial experiments have enabled the formation of efficient development systems, which is evidenced by the high values of the current oil recovery factors (0.41-0.55) in the cross section of the identified lots. In the first place, it is necessary to determine the zones of location of the remaining recoverable reserves by section and to make decisions on their effective development. The application of an integrated approach allowed the commissioning of new horizontal wells and lateral horizontal wells with oil production rates of up to 170 t/day. The identification of residual reserve zones by section and area in mature fields under conditions of uneven reserve depletion is a promising direction. The results of the drilling confirm the relevance and feasibility of expanding the work on the verification of residual reserves by section in order to increase the efficiency of the development of the basic multi-zone target of the unique Arlanskoye field in the Republic of Bashkortostan.


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A.N. Ivanov (Vietsovpetro JV, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Vung Tau), D.I. Varlamov (Vietsovpetro JV, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Vung Tau), E.V. Kudin (Vietsovpetro JV, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Vung Tau), Nguyen The Dung (Vietsovpetro JV, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Vung Tau), I.V. Kurguzkina (Vietsovpetro JV, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Vung Tau)
Laboratory studies of the effectiveness of surfactant-polymer waterflooding on the example of the Lower Miocene of the White Tiger field

Keywords: surfactant-polymer core flooding, White Tiger field, screening, thermal stability, viscosity, displacement efficiency, interfacial tension, adsorption, laboratory experiments

The search for methods and technologies for enhanced oil recovery is a priority task for Vietsovpetro JV. The Lower Miocene of the Northern Area of White Tiger field has a long history of development and injection process with the highest water cut and relatively low oil viscosity. The specific characteristics of the area geology, petrophysical properties, reservoir properties, energy and temperature regimes, formation fluid properties and development indicators determined its selection as a pilot test object. For the selected pilot area, successive laboratory studies were carried out to determine the parameters of the fluid and rock, the surfactant and polymer, the formulation of the surfactant-polymer composition and filtration in the pore medium using core material. The choice of surfactants for the current conditions of the field was carried out on the basis of a hydrophilic / hydrophobic ratio for an equivalent separation between oil and synthetic solution. For this study, thermostable hydrophilic molecules from two types of surfactants are considered. Three filtration tests were carried out to assess dynamic adsorption and mechanical destruction on the prepared core material. As a result of the experiments, the oil displacement efficiency was 0.75-0.86, which is higher by 30-40% than displacement efficiency obtained during flooding (0.45). The following parameters were determined: the optimal concentrations of surfactant and polymer, the formulation of a thermally stable surfactant-polymer composition that allows achieving ultra-low phase tension and is suitable for operation in the conditions of the Lower Miocene object of the Northern Area of the White Tiger field.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2024-3-62-66

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A.V. Nasybullin (TatNIPIneft, RF, Almetyevsk; Almetyevsk State Oil Institute, RF, Almetyevsk), E.A. Burlutsky (Almetyevsk State Oil Institute, RF, Almetyevsk), D.R. Khayarova (Almetyevsk State Oil Institute, RF, Almetyevsk), R.Kh. Sadreeva (Almetyevsk State Oil Institute, RF, Almetyevsk), E.V. Orekhov (Almetyevsk State Oil Institute, RF, Almetyevsk), A.A. Pimenov (TatNIPIneft, RF, Almetyevsk)
Investigation of nonlinear effects of the flow of polymer solutions through porous media

Keywords: flow, nonlinear effects, non-Newtonian properties, polymer solution

Studies of nonlinear effects in porous media have primarily focused on oil flow in both high- and low-permeability sandstones. A limited number of studies have been conducted in carbonates with permeability of less than 0.1 m2 and quite a few studies have been performed on the flow of polymer solutions in high-permeability reservoirs in presence of residual oil. Nonlinear pattern of the flow is attributable to non-Newtonian properties, primarily pseudoplasticity. To study nonlinear effects of the flow of polymer solutions through porous media, core flood experiments were carried out on consolidated Bobrikovian core samples of production target using the developed experimental set-up. Two sets of experiments have been conducted: 1) polymer solution flow in presence of connate water and initial oil saturation (characteristic of the initial state of the reservoir); 2) polymer solution flow in presence of residual oil saturation (characteristic of fully waterflooded state of the reservoir). Based on coreflood experiments, deviation from Darcy's linear law is observed during the flow of polymer solution both through sand-pack model and core samples at small pressure gradients regardless of fluid saturation and viscosity of polymer solution. During the flow of polymer solution through core samples pressure gradient of the transition process is substantially higher than that while flowing through the sand-pack model, especially for high-viscosity fluids. Consequently, the flow rate of polymer solution in in-situ conditions should be selected such that to take into account the ultimate pressure gradient at which the transition to linear law occurs.


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O.V. Salimov (Tyumen Petroleum Research Center LLC, RF, Tyumen), V.V. Vasiliev (Tyumen Petroleum Research Center LLC, RF, Tyumen), N.T. Karachurin (Rosneft Oil Company, RF, Moscow)
Typical solutions in geology and engineering the way to production efficiency

Keywords: standard solution, technological process, unification, typification, best practices

In the modern world, typification and unification acquires a special, important role in various spheres of life, influencing social, economic, and technological processes. Unification is the process of standardization, uniformity and unification of various elements or systems through the use of standard solutions. A typical solution in geology and development is a replicable best practice, in fact, it is a formalization of unique, successful, practical experience in solving problems. In a narrower sense, best practice is the best way to achieve an initially set goal. Since today the oil and gas industry is becoming not only financially attractive, but also risky for investments, it is important to optimize work in all major business segments of activity: in geology and development through the use of standard solutions; in design and survey work through the unification and standardization of equipment, typification of design solutions. To implement this direction in the field of geology and development, as a rule, a list of best practices is formed aimed at implementing standard solutions in geological exploration, laboratory core studies, conceptual design, design of oil and gas field development. The essence of the typification of technological processes is that, based on a preliminary study and analysis of the particular features inherent in a particular technology, the best achievements of practical experience are summarized, and these generalizations are given the character of technological patterns, which are then extended to the appropriate classification groups. Thus, typification implies the need for classification of technological processes, which is usually based on geological, industrial, technological and administrative-organizational conditions peculiar to a particular oil and gas producing society.


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5. Zakrevskiy K.E., Popov V.L., Lepilin A.E., Ryzhikov E.A., Geological and technological features of creating flexible typical templates for geological modeling (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2020, no. 11, pp. 38-43, DOI:

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N.N. Elin (NV-ASUproject, RF, Moscow), O.A. Stadnichenko (NV-ASUproject, RF, Moscow), I.V. Seleznev (NV-ASUproject, RF, Moscow), I.M. Ermolovich (NV-ASUproject, RF, Moscow), S.A. Anoshin (NV-ASUproject, RF, Moscow
Modeling and optimization of gas condensate flows in wells and infield pipelines

Keywords: optimization, well flow rates, objective function, linear programming, commercial products, margins, integrated model, component composition, technological and economic limitations

A method has been developed to optimize the field operating mode. This involves calculating the optimal flow rates for production wells, considering both technological and economic constraints, to maximize the production of marketable products. The method was implemented using an integrated fishery model on a computer. A mathematical model has been developed to describe the objective function, which represents the total marginality of marketable product output. This model takes into account the flow rates of production wells, the component compositions of products from each well, as well as the specific marginality and component compositions of each commercial product. Technological and economic limitations have also been considered. The search for optimal flow rates of production wells, where the objective function reaches its maximum value, is conducted during a calculation stage. This stage has a duration that allows for negligible changes in the parameters affecting the objective function. The linear programming method is used to solve this optimization problem. The calculation includes the evaluation of the total marginality of marketable products, the yield and composition of each product, and the injectivity of injection wells. The optimization process is divided into five stages. Firstly, the calculation horizon and duration of the calculation stage are determined, along with the specific marginality of each commercial product and the constraints independent of the development system's throughput. Secondly, production wells participating in the optimization process are selected, and constraints dependent on the development system's throughput are set. The component compositions of products from each well and each commercial product are also calculated at this stage. Next, the optimization problem is solved for the specific calculation stage. Then, using an integrated production model, the production regime is determined based on the flow rates calculated in the previous stage. Finally, in the fifth stage, a planning regime is developed, and goals for the next design stage are set. The goal of this work is to establish a methodology and implement it in a computer program to efficiently find the optimal operating mode for the fishery. This methodology considers all technological and economic limitations.


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V.A. Revyakin (IT-Service OOO, RF, Samara), E.A. Borisenkova (IT-Service OOO, RF, Samara), A.V. Fedotova (Togliatti State University, RF, Togliatti)
Investigating reliability of the cone-flare joint for welded oil and gas pipes with internal corrosion-resistant epoxy coating

Keywords: cone-flare mechanical joint, load capacity, cross bending, stress-strain state, benchmark test, ANSYS software package

One of the key problems in the oil and gas industry is protecting pipelines from corrosion. As a result of many years of research, a number of solutions to this problem have been proposed. The article discusses the results of studies of the reliability and strength of a cone-flare connection made from pipes welded with high-frequency currents under the influence of loads simulating real operating conditions of the pipeline. The studies were carried out for two standard sizes of pipes made of steel grades 09GSF and 09G2S. To assess the stress-strain state (SSS) of the pipe end, which arises during the manufacture of the cone-flare joint, the process of deformation of the cone and flare parts, as well as the SSS of the connection itself, was simulated depending on the influence of external factors. Calculation and modeling were carried out using the ANSYS software package. It has been established that crimping the ends of pipes (making cones) and distributing them (making flares) does not create dangerous residual SSS. Modeling showed that deformation does not cause cracks or destruction of the pipe metal. The impact of operational loads on the cone-flare connection was simulated. Based on the calculations performed, it was concluded that the compounds under study are capable of ensuring reliable operation of the pipeline under loads equivalent to the normal operating conditions of conventional pipes. To confirm the results obtained, a set of bench tests was carried out. The last stage of a comprehensive assessment of the strength characteristics of the cone-flare connection was the study of samples after operation in field conditions. The connections were operated as part of an oil gathering pipeline at one of the fields in Western Siberia. The results obtained indicate the tightness and reliable protection of the ends of the pipes from the penetration of the transported medium into the connection of the type considered. It is concluded that the manufacturing technology of the cone-flare connection ensures the preservation of the viscoplastic properties of the pipe metal in the deformed zone. The internal protective coating at the cone-flare connection creates reliable protection against the development of corrosion processes, which guarantees trouble-free operation of the pipeline.


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DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2024-3-85-89

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A.S. Kozyrev (RN-Centre for Peer Review and Technical Development LLC, RF, Tyumen), A.V. Khokhlov (RN-Centre for Peer Review and Technical Development LLC, RF, Tyumen), A.V. Mishin (RN-Centre for Peer Review and Technical Development LLC, RF, Tyumen), E.V. Bembak (RN-Centre for Peer Review and Technical Development LLC, RF, Tyumen), I.P. Shirokov (RN-Centre for Peer Review and Technical Development LLC, RF, Tyumen), A.V. Shemelov (RN-Yuganskneftegas, RF, Nefteyugansk), M.V. Latypov (RN-Yuganskneftegas, RF, Nefteyugansk), R.P. Ponomarenko (RN-Yuganskneftegas, RF, Nefteyugansk), V.V. Rybushkin (RN-Yuganskneftegas, RF, Nefteyugansk), K.A. Dmitriev (RN-Yuganskneftegas, RF, Nefteyugansk), D.D. Krepostnov (Rosneft Oil Compane, RF, Moscow)
Improving the quality of lubricants for drilling fluid - hidden potential to improve the technical and economic performance of well construction

Keywords: lubricant, lubricating additive, high performance lubricating additive, friction coefficient, lubricity coefficient, , Extreme Pressure (EP) & Lubricity Tester, KTK-2, model drilling fluid, mud components, well construction feasibility

Increasing well depths and complication well trajectories are a steady trend of the last decades in the oil and gas industry. Complex well trajectories and large displacement from the vertical lead to an increase in friction factors. It may require the use non-aqueous fluid (NAF) and drilling rigs with a higher lifting capacity. Therefore reducing the coefficient of friction is an actual technological challenge in oil and gas industry. In some cases, reducing the friction coefficient allows drill wells within the limits of project profitability without switching to technologically more complex and expensive solutions. The widely used way to reduce friction coefficient is lubricating additives.

The article considers the state of the lubricant additives market. Despite the variety of products and the abundance of specialized service companies, the industry has not developed uniform technical requirements for lubricant additives. The authors demonstrate differences in the requirements of service companies and note the fact that the requirements for the same class products differ in the same service company. The critical role of model drilling fluid in laboratory lubricity testing is noted. Most service companies and manufacturers use clay slurries in their tests, which significantly differ from the drilling fluids used in well construction. Data demonstrating the difference in friction coefficient reduction in different fluids are presented. Rosneft Oil Company specialists developed a unified testing methodology and a list of technical requirements for lubricant additives taking into account actual drilling conditions. The demonstrated approach was implemented as part of a pilot project at the facilities of RN-Yuganskneftegas LLC.


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O.V. Aralov (The Pipeline Transport Institute LLC, RF, Moscow), I.V. Buyanov (The Pipeline Transport Institute LLC, RF, Moscow), N.V. Berezhansky (NPO KIS, JSC, RF, Moscow), D.V. Prosikov (The Pipeline Transport Institute LLC, RF, Moscow)
Study of sample formation processes using sampling devices as part of experimental research

Keywords: oil, sampling device, plug cock, sample representativeness

This article explores the results obtained following a field and bench study of sampling devices (SD). The experimental research was conducted to determine the actual representativeness of samples obtained via SDs. The experimental bench research was completed in order to determine the actual representativeness values pertaining to SD samples when changing pumping parameters (flow velocity, diameter of the passage section upstream of the SD and the initial water concentration in the experimental bench) and to which extent the flow velocity and its turbulation affect the representativeness of samples obtained via SDs. The experimental field research was completed aiming to compare the representativeness of samples obtained via SDs and a plug cock conforming to state standard GOST 24200-80. The experimental bench research was conducted utilizing SDs with rated diameters of 80, 100, 150 mm with one and five holes. The experimental field research was completed using an SD with a rated diameter of 700 mm and a plug cock with a rated diameter of 10 mm. The experimental research produced the results describing local resistances and flow velocity efficiency on sample representativeness; relationship between sample representativeness and volumetric water content; actual volumetric water content in samples obtained with SDs and with a plug cock. The results of SD studies show that it is impossible to determine a unified SD design that would provide improved sample representativeness for all modes of SD operation. Sample representativeness for a particular SD (if necessary) can be improved by developing a dedicated methodology employed to recalculate its design parameters conforming to specific operating conditions.


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V.Z. Abdrakhimov (Samara State University of Economics, RF, Samara), E.S. Abdrakhimova (Samara University, RF, Samara)
Practicability of using soil contaminated during oil production in the porous aggregate manufacture

Keywords: soil smeared during oil production, low-melting clay, porous aggregate, ecology, economy, technical indicators

Efficient disposal of multi-tonnage waste from oil production is one of the most pressing environmental problems. The volume of oil production wastes is growing and amount to hundreds of thousands of cubic meters. These wastes are dangerous pollutants for ecosystems. In addition, the storage site of oil production waste is contaminated with petroleum products. The heavy fractions contained in oil slurries, as a rule, are sedentary and create stable foci of pollution, purification of the natural environment from them proceeds slowly and with great difficulty. In modern economic conditions it is very important to make optimal decisions on the use of oil production waste in recycling of waste with the reuse of raw materials for their intended purpose, which will give a significant social and economic effect. Since natural raw materials are currently being depleted, it is necessary to involve waste from oil production in the production turnover for the production of thermal insulation materials: porous aggregates and porous bricks. At the same time, the costs of geological exploration, construction and operation of quarries are excluded, and significant land plots are exempt from the impact of negative anthropogenic factors. Smeared soil from oil production with an increased content of calorific value (3600 cal/kg) is advisable to use not only as a filler, but also as a burnout and swelling additives for the production of porous aggregates. A porous aggregate of the M250 grade with high physical and mechanical properties was obtained.


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