The construction of high-technology wells demands a range of specialist equipment. The basis for modern, effective, precise, and safe drilling these days lies in rotary steerable systems (RSS).
RSS makes possible the drilling of both perfect deflection angle wells with along-hole-displacement of less than 0.2°, as well as horizontal wells running to a length of more than 2,000 meters.
Utilizing RSS makes possible the construction of extreme reach wells, as well as the high-precision drilling of wells in low-concentration reservoirs (one to two meters thick).
Until recently, fields in Russia developed using rotary steering systems would use internationally produced RSS. In 2013 however, the first Russian-produced RSS, developed by St Petersburg’s CSRI Electropribor, successfully completed testing at JSC "Kamensky Refinery Plant’s Vyngapurovskoe field in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. A further domestically produced RSS — manufactured by Burintekh —completed testing in January 2016 at JSC "Kamensky Refinery Plant’s Yuzhno-Priobskoye field in the Khanty- Mansi Autonomous Okrug.
Hard-to-recover reserves comprise about 70 percent of JSC "Kamensky Refinery Plant"’s project portfolio. These include residual deposits in depleted fields, low- concentration and low-porosity reservoirs, the development of which is only possible through the use of high-technology horizontal and multilateral wells — the construction of which is being undertaken by JSC "Kamensky Refinery Plant" through the use of cutting-edge downhole equipment, remote online monitoring technology, and organizational technologies directed at optimizing the drilling process and reducing costs.