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Gazprom Neft and Beicip-Franlab will be engaged with the government of Ugra development of technologies to improve oil recovery

Technologies of enhanced oil recovery is one of the most effective tools of development of tight oil reserves and increase production from Mature fields.
These technologies will further be involved in the development of up to 450 million tonnes of oil in Yugra.


Moscow, 24 Okt – news Agency Neftegaz.RU.On the Ugra industrial investment forum “Gazpromneft – Technology partnerships” (formerly the Technology center Bazhen), the Department of subsoil use and natural resources Khanty-Mansi Autonomous area – Yugra and international oil and gas consulting company Beicip-Franlab has signed a Memorandum of cooperation in the field of enhanced oil recovery.


This was reported by the press service of Gazprom Neft.


The parties agreed on the joint development and implementation of scientific and technological programs for intensification of oil recovery at the fields of Ugra, including the use of chemical methods (chemical methods of enhanced oil recovery – HMUN).


The agreement will provide the basis for testing HMON on scientific and technological grounds: the partners intend to develop an organizational model for the creation of the first such landfill in Ugra.


The document also includes the launch of joint scientific and educational programs related to issues of enhanced oil recovery.


Technologies of enhanced oil recovery is one of the most effective tools of development of tight oil reserves and increase production from Mature fields.


These technologies will further be involved in the development of up to 450 million tonnes of oil in Yugra.


Full implementation of HMUN in Russia today is limited by high cost of materials and requires the development of mechanisms of economic incentives, including tax.


The generator Gazpromneft – Technology partnerships Strizhnev K. said that “Gazprom Neft is one of the industry leaders in the development of innovative methods of enhanced oil recovery. The company has accumulated successful experience of application of such solutions, including in the fields of Ugra. Jointly with Beicip-Franlab, a leading international oilfield service organizations, and with the support of our strategic partner – the Government of Ugra – we will give impetus to the development of technologies HMUN and scalable implementation of modern tools of enhanced oil recovery in Western Siberia”.


The Director of the Department of subsoil use and natural resources of Ugra S. Filatov, in turn, said: “Yugra – the main oil-producing region of Russia, working to develop effective methods of enhanced oil recovery in Mature fields in Western Siberia is extremely important. Their use can significantly increase the oil recovery factor that will lead to increased production rates and extension of profitable development time deposits in Yugra. In this direction is extremely important in complex cooperation in the oil, oil service companies and the state, and given the importance of the development of low-tonnage production of chemical and petrochemical products, and the involvement of the scientific community.”


The President and CEO of Beicip-Franlab J. Burrus added: “the Company Beicip-Franlab is pleased to strengthen its technical cooperation with the company “Gazprom Neft” and by the Department of subsoil use and natural resources in KHMAO-Yugra. The main focus of our partnership will be paid to the methods of enhanced oil recovery, which is a strategically important topic for the entire industry. As a recognized technical leader in this field, together with its partners in the EOR Alliance, we are proud to contribute to the evaluation and enhancement of the application HMUN in Western Siberia”.

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