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Technologies for developing the Bazhen Formation awarded the status of a national project

Technologies for developing the Bazhen Formation awarded the status of a national project Technologies for developing the Bazhen Formation awarded the status of a national project

Deposits at the Bazhen Formation are very different to traditional oil-bearing stata – it being 1,000 times harder to extract oil from this geology than traditional reservoirs: if standard strata are like a sponge, then the Bazhen Formation is closer to a brick, so different are their characteristics. There are not, currently, any technologies for developing these reserves profitably. The challenge for Gazprom Neft and its partners under this national project is to develop such technologies in order to give new life to Russia’s west-Siberian fields.