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Oil Difficult to Recover and the Rationality Criterion

S.N. Zakirov

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Experience in the development of oil fields is not very successful in Russia. This is evident in that two thirds of oil reserves are to stay intact underground. In this circumstance, in particular, it’s due to the lack of rationality criterion of oil and gas development. The importance of rationality criterion is that it is a carrier of government requirements to subsoil users, planners, experts and members of the Central Commission for the development of oil and gas fields of Rosnedra. The misunderstanding of this circumstance appeared in the publication of the famous scientist engaged in the area of oil fields development. Therefore we had to touch the shortcomings of the relevant publication. The urgency of the rationality criterion problem clearly increases due to the fact that the country is beginning to develop fields with oil and gas reserves difficult to recover. Thus, the author’s version of the rationality criterion focuses primarily on the implementation of modern scientific, technical and methodological basis and design principles. Unfortunately, this requirement of rationality criterion has not been fulfilled today. The need for scientific guidance of the development process has been recognized. Subsoil users hardly comply with this requirement to date. From this point of view some examples given in this paper may be instructive. They might be reasonably considered in the theory and practice of the development of oil reserves difficult to recover. It is obvious that scientific components in the project design and implementation of such fields will be the most significant which are predetermined by the concept of oil reserves difficult to recover.

optimality criterion of development; criterion of national economic efficiency; rationality criterion of development; oil and gas subsoil use; oil, gas and condensate recovery

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Oil and Gas Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia)

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Zakirov S.N. Oil Difficult to Recover and the Rationality Criterion. Georesursy [Georsources]. № 4(59). 2014. Pp. 16-19.