Gazprom Neft begins development of its Otdelnoye field in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug

Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz has brought its Otdelnoye field located in the northern part of the Surgut District of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Yugra, 70 kilometres from Novosibirsk into commercial production. Two production wells are currently in operation at the field, with total production running at 170 tonnes per day.

Extensive and integrated analysis of all available geological information, analysis of seismic profiling, and the construction of an up-to-date geological model made possible the prediction of the oil-bearing capacity of this licence block, the viability of which was subsequently confirmed by a natural inflow of dry crude oil of up to 20 cubic meters per day, obtained through exploratory wells. More than 20 wells are to be drilled at the Otdelnoye field in 2017–2018, including 13 horizontal wells.

Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz secured subsoil usage rights to this block following an auction by the Department for Subsoil Use of the Urals Federal District in 2014. Initial recoverable reserves and reserves in place are estimated at 4.8 million tonnes and 21 million tonnes of oil, respectively.

Vadim Yakovlev, First Deputy CEO, Gazprom Neft, commented: “Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz continues to consistently expand its resource base in preparation for full-scale development. This summer, in particular, we began production at a remote group of fields in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. An integrated approach to the development of the region, together with good results in exploratory drilling, mean we can say, with confidence, that we will be able to continue maintaining stable production levels at Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz”.