- Operator: TNK-BP
- Country: Russia
- Location: Lake Samotlor in Nizhnevartovsk district, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Tyumen Oblast, Russia
- Production start: 1969
- 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
- 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
- Over 400 contractor companies are currently active at Samotlor, the largest of which are Nizhnevartovskburneft, PetroAlliance, Integra-Burenie, Halliburton and Schlumberger Lodgelko
- 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
- 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.
- TNK-BP Samotlor
- EX-IM Bank Approves Financing For U.S. Oil Industry Exports To Russia's Tyumen Oil Company
- 40 years have passed from the first oil production in the Samotlor field
- Samotlor Declared The World’s Sixth Biggest Field
- Samotlor Field, Wikipedia
- TNK-BP To Invest Over $170 Million In Developing Brownfields Using “Smart Field” System By 2016