Entering the Arctic Gate: High End Drilling at the High Latitude

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The presentation will show the benefits of engineered drilling system approach for one of the most challenging projects above the Arctic Circle.


Yuzhno-Tambeyskoe gas condensate field operated by YLNG is located in the region, which is ice-bound for seven to nine months during the year and isolated from the oil and gas infrastructure.

The field development plan stipulates drilling of 208 directional production wells with horizontal completion and length of horizontal sections exceeding 700 meters from 19 well pads by 2021. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant will start production in 2017 and reach its full capacity in 3 stages. LNG will be exported through the seaport facility to the international markets.

In the presentation you will see how detailed planning, well-coordinated interaction among the participants, and new technologies guaranteed a successful start of the project and provided accident-free execution. I will share with you the key elements of our approach, including best practices in directional drilling, bits, drilling fluids, as well as effective utilization of geomechanics and geosteering.


 About author:

Rustam Rakhmangulov is a Drilling Engineer in Petro-Technical Engineering Center in Moscow. He graduated from Ufa State Petroleum Technological University in 2007.

Before Schlumberger, Rustam worked for the various international service companies on land and offshore projects. His field career has included different assignments in drilling operations such as wireline gyro surveying and directional drilling.

In 2011, he joined Schlumberger Drilling Engineering Center in Tyumen as a Surveying Expert to control wellbore positioning accuracy and support advanced surveying applications, simultaneously he took Drilling Engineering career path, working for the West Siberian Projects. SPE Member since 2012.


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