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To the experience of Shkapovsky oilfield development

E.V. Lozin

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The article formulates the main conclusions about the development of a large Shkapovsky oil field with an emphasis on the results of the development of the main objects – horizons DI and DIV of the terrigenous Devonian. The field was commissioned following the neighboring Tuimazinsky and Serafimovsky fields, taking into account the experience of a scientifically organized system for the development of these large platform oil fields in the Volga-Ural oil and gas region. It is shown that this experience was not taken into account much, especially in relation to the unsecured needs of oil production with capital construction, material and technical supply and social facilities. The potential of the field was realized in 18 years. Intra-contour and focal flooding, production technologies using electric centrifugal pumps (ESP), chemicalization of oil extraction processes, primary collection and transportation of products, oil, gas and water treatment technologies, etc., accelerated the development. Shkapov engineers and scientists own a number of innovations: realizing high development rates, means of preventing and eliminating salt-paraffin deposits, the introduction of double-barrel drilling, the development of high-performance ESPs, separate development of facilities, etc. At the same time, tasks were solved on eliminating ecological imbalance in the bowels and the environment, housing and public works. The current urgent problem of the field’s additional development is the activation of the production of residual oil reserves from oil and watered zones drilled with an unreasonably rare grid of wells. The final oil recovery coefficients of the Devonian objects are expected to be high, but, according to the author of the article, could reach CU 0.6.

oil field, oil and gas reserves, in-circuit flooding, marginal flooding, development pace, oil recovery


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Evgeny V. Lozin
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Lozin E.V. (2019). To the experience of Shkapovsky oilfield development. Georesursy = Georesources, 21(4), pp. 119-122. DOI: