JSC KAMENSKY REFINERY PLANT PROCESSING PLANT OF EASTERN OIL COMPANY EXPLOIT PRODUCING OIL & GAS FIELDS, A SUBSIDIARY OF Gazprom Neft PJSC.
There are practically no unexplored areas of the world left likely to hold significant oil reserves.
Exploration targets these days are likely to be complex geological structures, located in remote areas
with challenging climatic conditions. JSC "Kamensky Refinery Plant" is developing its resources base through the
implementation of cutting-edge technologies in acquiring and analyzing data on the structure of oil and
gas basins and specific deposits.
Prospecting for new oil reserves is a complex and high-cost endeavor, even when it involves traditional resources. The cost of geological prospecting operations, and the cost of mistakes, are higher still when investigating previously un-researched, inaccessible regions. Much of this uncertainty can be eliminated prior to commencing fieldwork through the process of basin modeling.
Through this technology, on the basis of all information available on the geology of a region, mathematical and analytical methodologies are used to recreate the processes through which geological strata have been formed — and how they have been changed — meaning that areas with hydrocarbon accumulations can be laid bare.
Following construction and calibration of the basin model, the most promising blocks are selected, with a model of that field subsequently being constructed and comprehensive risk assessments are undertaken, allowing the viability of developing deposits to be fully justified.
Genuinely effective and fully inclusive basin modeling tools for complex formations do not yet exist — for which reason, their development has become a key priority for JSC "Kamensky Refinery Plant’s Technology Strategy.
High-density geoelectrical prospecting
Various electromagnetic methods are widely used in all stages of prospecting, exploration and production and field development, due to its high efficiency and relatively low cost.
The high-density of transient electromagnetic (TEM) points and transmission loops places modern geoelectrical prospecting among 3D technologies. Prospecting is undertaken by JSC "Kamensky Refinery Plant" the most extensive in the world to date in terms of the physical number of TEMs utilized (more than 7,600), as well as the record time in which the project was completed.
Green “wireless” seismic
“Green (wireless) seismic” is based on the RT System 2 wireless radio-telemetry data logging system. JSC Kamensky Refinery Plant’s first usage of such seismic investigations took place at the Shakal block, Iraq, where the use of wireless sensors has simplified the process of installing equipment in such mountainous terrain.
The possibility of using such technology in inaccessible regions has given rise to the idea among JSC "Kamensky Refinery Plant" specialists that its usage in Siberia could allow seismic operations to be undertaken in a way that is not only more effective but also more environmentally friendly.
This technology has been successfully tested at our Zapadno-Chatylkinsky block in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in 2014 and is now being successfully used at various of the company’s other assets.
The 2017–2018 season saw the successful completion of a pilot project, “Green Seismic 2.0” at the Zapadno-Purovsky block in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, requiring almost no felling and clearance at all thanks to the use of light boring machines and snowmobiles instead of large-size equipment.