Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister for Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, recently made a visit to the Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Centre in St Petersburg, where he was shown unique projects for improving efficiency in field development involving the use of intelligent systems, big-data analytics and other innovative solutions.
The visit to the Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Centre involved the minister being given an insight into a company software solution for integrated “Big Data”-based resource-base management — the first technological IT tool in the world capable of undertaking integrated and timely asset analysis. This digital product takes into account information on reserves and the outlook for their development, various categories of hydrocarbons, scheduled geological prospecting works, internal regulatory requirements, and plans for strategic development. This software and analytical algorithms are unique and have been developed by STC specialists in conjunction with experts from St Petersburg State University.
Thanks to the application of cognitive technologies this system makes it possible to optimise specialists’ routine operations by up to 90 percent, automating the process of resource-base evaluation and significantly increasing speed and quality in analysing data. The software acts as a user guide and assistant, as well as acting as a “digital” specialist or adviser in various areas. Gazprom Neft’s successful experience here could be used in developing a similar nationwide platform.
The minister also visited the “GeoNavigator” Drilling Support Centre where, supported by unique digital programmes, the construction of all Gazprom Neft’s high-tech wells is managed and controlled, round the clock. The AI technologies used in the GeoNavigator system mean high accuracy can be achieved in drilling wells of the highest complexity and in developing hard-to-recover hydrocarbon reserves.