We invite you to SPE young professionals meeting on "Shale volume, porosity and translation problems".

To increase the efficiency of field development, more and more wells are drilled with horizontal or high angle section at the end (HAHZ). Despite this, well logging data analysis is based on methodic and models developed using data from vertical and slant wells with relatively low inclination angle. Although it works well for vertical wells, it does not take into account geometric effects associated with high angle of drilling where wells are drilled almost parallel to formation layers. That often leads ambiguities while logging data analysis and formation evaluation in HAHZ wells compared to low angle wells. This fact does not allow using logging data from horizontal wells for geological and hydrodynamic models, which reduces its credibility.

The presentation describes uncertainties that exist when using conventional processing and interpretation techniques in horizontal wells and their causes. For demonstration purpose, the paper uses an example from real well, which has been drilled horizontally in complex environment in one of the field of Western Siberia region of Russia.

Azimuthal measurements application together with advanced modeling software packages enable more reliable estimation of well length exposed to reservoir, spatial position of its boundaries and essential reservoir properties, such as porosity and saturation. As a result, the geological model may be refined locally.


Bokarev Anton, Schlumberger

Anton was graduated as Oil ang Gas geologist in the Tyumen Industrial University in 2008. At Schlumberger, he has taken the path from the Field Engineer to the international Logging-While-Drilling instructor. He took part in projects in Western and Eastern Siberia, the Timano-Pechora and Caspian regions. Has experience working for foreign projects in the UAE and Oman. Currently he holds the position of Senior Petrophysicist at Schlumberger in Tyumen. The field of expertise of the author is the Logging While Drilling technologies and its practical application. He is the author of 10 scientific articles and patents. Has experience working and teaching abroad.

Colleagues, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The past year turned out to be important for the events - 25 years of the Moscow section, 10 years for the Moscow office and 60 years for the World Community were celebrated!

In the coming year, we will continue to improve and implement new ideas!


Event will take place on December 4,Monday, at 1830 hours.

Gathering guests at 18.30 in the Congress Center of the RF CCI, entrance by invitation.

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Applications are accepted until 12.00, on 30 November.

We invite you to SPE young professionals meeting on "Inversion and Machine Learning in Well Logging data Interpretation".

With the increasing importance of the cost of projects FPP stage to minimize the geological and technical risks associated with the full-scale development of deposits only increases. An integrated approach multidisciplinary group based on detailed modeling to study the formations fluids and potential wells at the stage of FPP, based on the disparate and often conflicting data, allows you to develop metrology and other requirements for conducting research to develop an optimal design, successfully conduct himself step FPP narrow source uncertainty range and improve the expected development indicators.

For reliable identification of the parameters of the object (deposit, field) at the stage of field pilot projects (hereinafter - FPP) are equally needed at least two components - the information content measurement system response and detailed modeling of planned processes of the FPP. This makes it possible not only to create a design study, but further optimization FPP plans, with no loss of accuracy or completeness of the expected results. The results of the implementation of this approach for one of the Arctic projects (complex hydrodynamic studies of wells - well testing, including Interference) are interested.

Based on the detailed geological and hydrodynamic modeling of the FPP well tests, the sensitivity of the production parameters to the base reservoir and fluid properties is estimated. Consideration of a wide range of uncertainties related to the sedimentation, the facial structure of the reservoir, development parameters, technological and infrastructure constraints, makes it possible to rank the most important uncertainties and to correct the FPP if necessary.

Detailed simulation in this case gives a numerical evaluation of the expected program results (for example, variations of bottomhole pressure responses to the initial perturbations of the main parameters, the duration of well tests etc.). This approach provides a wide opportunity for developing metrological requirements, as well as an appropriate well test plan and a well test design with a minimum risk of loss of data quality.


Diana Shigapova, PhD

Roxar, Head of Oil&Gas Reservoir Development Division

In 2005 Diana graduated from the Russian State University of Oil and Gas named by IM. Gubkin on the specialty "Hydromechanics of oil and gas condensate fields". In 2009 she defended her Ph.D. on the specialty "Fluid, Gas and Plasma Mechanics". Author and co-author of more than 30 publications and reports at conferences.

Since 2005 Diana has specialized in reservoir engineering. In Roxar since 2007 she has passed the way from a reservoir engineer to a head of the division. The portfolio of projects includes works on more than 50 fields of the Volga-Ural, Timano-Pechora, West-Siberian, incl. Yamal, and the Caspian regions both for large vertically integrated and for small companies.

Diana’s expertise is E&P projects based on 3D reservoir modeling and simulation: field development strategy, assessment of investment attractiveness, geological prospecting works / pilot programs, drilling justification, localization of residual reserves, field development optimization (including waterflooding, workovers, wellbore treatment, formation treatment etc), uncertainty evaluation and risk analysis.

In SPE since 2006, an active participant in SPE events, a program committee member of the SPE Caspian Technical Conference & Exhibition.

Next Moscow Section meeting was rescheduled from October,10 to October,4.
We will be waiting for you at 7 p.m. in Congress Center of RF CCI.
For more information please follow the link.

The choice of the optimal development method for low permeability reservoirs has been a major challenge for most oil companies in recent years. 

We invite you to SPE young professionals meeting on "Optimization of reservoir pressure monitoring".

Gazprom Neft target oriented production is 100 million tons/year. This can be achieved through the commissioning of new assets.

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The current economic situation, as well as the lack of highly profitable reserves, make more attention to new investment projects. It is necessary to estimate correctly the costs of developing new assets to make the right management and technical decisions in order to maximize the effect of invested funds, involving low-margin and hard-to-recover reserves.


Goals and targets

Cost engineering aims to improve the consistency of capital and operating cost evaluation at the early stages of project implementation.

1.     Make checklist of existing methods and different software of cost evaluation at the early stages of project implementation.

2.     Define ways how to improve the consistency of capital and operating cost evaluation

3.     Create the “Cost model” bringing together the opportunity to evaluate capital and operating costs in order to make comprehensive cost assessment.

4.     Achieve high level of automation - implement cost engineering tools on special IT platform


Cost models

The analysis of cost software show that existing cost software do not provide the necessary level of accuracy. The cost software has been developed in Gazprom Neft since 2014.


Results and conclusion

The developing tools of the capital and operating costs assessment do not have analogues in Russia. Today company Gazprom Neft develops first-of kind software in the oil and gas industry. The first results of utilizing cost tools show the need of total costs analysis for making effective business decisions during the project life. As a result every correct solution from the issue based on the comprehensive cost assessment help to achieve the company strategic goal to produce one hundred million tons of oil.


The most important results are:

1.      The software analysis of cost engineering tools was carried out.  There are no special costs tools for detailed calculation.

2.      It was decided to develop their own costs tools based on the decomposing method. This method improves the quality of costs calculations.

3.      The capital expenditures’ assessment tool is developed and used during the concept design.

4.      The operating expenditures’ assessment tool is developed too with detailed cost units.

5.      The potential effect of utilizing these tools can achieve more than 1.5 billion of rubles just from.

1.        6.         In the near future costs tools will be realized on the special IT platform which gives opportunity to improve the accuracy of costs assessment.


1.      Authors:

Pashkevich Lev Aleksandrovich

Chief Specialist, Gazpromneft Science & Technology Center


Was born in 1989 in Tyumen.

Studied development and exploitation of oil and gas fields in Tyumen Oil and gas State University.

From 2011 – 2014 worked in «TNK-Uvat» as chief specialist in department of field development planning. Разработка единой цифровой модели на базе PIPESIM. Developed a digital model based on PIPESIM.

From 2014 – 2015 worked in «TNK-Uvat» as chief specialist in department of integrated projects, was engaged in different integrated projects and development of field concept.

From 2015 to current time work as chief specialist in costs engineering department. The basic professional interest connect with cost assessment for oil and gas fields and development the unique cost software.

Engage in science activity; participate in science technology conferences, published in «Neftyanoe Khozyastvo», «OnePetro», «PROneft».

Khlyzova Kristina Vyacheslavovna

Leading Specialist, Gazpromneft Science & Technology Center


Was born in 1991 in Tyumen.

Studied economics in Tyumen State University and sustainable management in University of Nordland.

From 2015 to current time work as chief specialist in cots engineering department. The basic professional interest connect with cost assessment for oil and gas fields and development the unique cost software.

Engage in science activity; participate in science technology conferences, published in «Neftyanoe Khozyastvo», «OnePetro», «PROneft».