Rosneft and Statoil start well testing in Siberia
The field, which is located in the Purovsky and Nadymsky regions, is estimated to hold some 700 million tons of oil and 120 billion cubic meters of gas.
Drilling works were completed last summer, and now the two companies have started pilot operation of two horizontal wells constructed using best practices related to inflow control and consolidation of entrained solids, Rosneft writes in a press release.
The average starting flowrate amounts to75 tons per day, while oil production potential is being estimated at 100 tons per day for one well. During the well testing the companies are planning to undertake a complex of studies including hydrodynamic and tracer studies. Obtained data will be applied in updating of the geological structure of the deposit and further elaboration of the strategy of full-scale development of the North-Komsomolskoye field.
Rosneft and Statoil signed an agreement on cooperation in exploiting the North-Komsomolskoye field in May 2012.