Ukrgazvydobuvannya commissioned a new well on Shosseyna field in Kharkiv region. After a hydraulic fracturing operation, its daily production rate increased by more than 20 times and amounted to 121 thousand cubic meters of gas. This was reported by the press service.
“This is new field with prospective resources of about 9 billion cubic meters of gas. We carried out seismic surveys, determined the prospects and began to drill it. Of course, one such area will not have a breakthrough in gas production nationwide. However, working on dozens of such special permits gives a tangible result that allows us to maintain the achieved level of gas production. The high production rate of this well confirms that investments in drilling even on depleted or small areas, combined with modern methods of stimulation, can be economically justified”, commented Andriy Favorov, Director of Integrated Gas Business, Naftogaz of Ukraine.
A new well was drilled by its own drilling contractor, Ukrburgaz, by a machine tool of the Chinese manufacturer HongHua, which the company acquired in 2018. The daily production rate after drilling amounted to about 5 thousand cubic meters of fuel. After the hydraulic fracturing operation, the flow rate increased to 121 thousand cubic meters per day. Hydraulic fracturing was performed by Service Oil LLC, a subsidiary of Belorusneft Production Association.
The company plans to drill several more exploration and production wells by 2022, as well as to build a comprehensive gas treatment unit.
The efficient operation of new areas (greenfields) and existing (brownfields) are strategic areas of the company’s work. They are based on the Trident production expansion program, which was presented in February 2020. In addition to these areas, the program also includes ultra-deep drilling, gas production from dense rocks and offshore development.
To recap, Naftogaz explained why they produced less gas than planned.
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