Samotlor Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: TNK-BP
  • Country: Russia
  • Location: Lake Samotlor in Nizhnevartovsk district, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Tyumen Oblast, Russia
  • Production start: 1969
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: The field’s in-place reserves are currently estimated at around 7.1 billion tons, of which over 3.5 billion tons are recoverable.
  • Production Volume: 37.4 million tons per annum

Description

  • The sixth largest oil field in the world, the field is 80% depleted
  • New technologies (horizontal drilling, sidetracking, extended reach drilling, hydraulic fracturing) have been applied to boost the active well stock almost to 8 000

Contractors

  • Over 400 contractor companies are currently active at Samotlor, the largest of which are Nizhnevartovskburneft, PetroAlliance, Integra-Burenie, Halliburton and Schlumberger Lodgelko

Geology

History

  • 1964 - The field was discovered
  • 1969 - Production began
  • 1999 - TNK-BP began its operations in the field
  • 2000 - EX-IM Bank awards loans to finance Halliburton and more than 25 other U.S. suppliers of oil field equipment for the rehabilitation of the Samotlor oil field
  • 2010 - Automated well control pilot project launched

Other Information

  • Since development work began at Samotlor a total of 2 086 well clusters have been built. This approach resulted in the field having an unusually large number of idle wells. Since TNK-BP took over operations, however, a program of well interventions has reduced the idle well stock by 39% to its current level of about 2 109.
  • In turn, new technologies (horizontal drilling, sidetracking, extended reach drilling, hydraulic fracturing) have been applied to boost the active well stock almost to 8 000. In addition, a development program has been implemented at the Ust-Vakh acreage, with 283 wells drilled and reserves of over 50 million tons brought on stream.

Links

  1. TNK-BP Samotlor
  2. EX-IM Bank Approves Financing For U.S. Oil Industry Exports To Russia's Tyumen Oil Company
  3. 40 years have passed from the first oil production in the Samotlor field
  4. Samotlor Declared The World’s Sixth Biggest Field
  5. Samotlor Field, Wikipedia
  6. TNK-BP To Invest Over $170 Million In Developing Brownfields Using “Smart Field” System By 2016

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