Regional Surveys

Science and Technology Center conducts integrated assessment of various petroleum regions to identify the most promising areas for further licensing and development.

Regional Surveys

When developing regional models of petroleum basins, STC employs both classical geological approaches with the use of advanced software, and develops its own techniques and software using a combination of different prospecting and exploration techniques. This became possible thanks to digitalization, development of big data processing technologies, machine learning and other artificial intelligence applications.

Modeling of hydrocarbon systems (basin modeling) is a method for quantitative and qualitative evaluation of hydrocarbon potential of a sedimentary basin, identification of potentially productive zones and local features within the basin, and assessment of subsurface risks. As such, basin modeling is simulation of how geological horizons of a certain region formed and changed, and when and at which points of these horizons hydrocarbons appeared and accumulated. Building a regional model means processing large volumes of related data, which helps significantly increase the amount of useful information extracted from such data and enables a quick re-evaluation of territories under consideration when new data comes in. This is a major technological domain at the confluence of geology, physics, chemistry and mathematics.

Having developed more than fifteen models for various petroleum regions in Russia and abroad by now, Gazprom Neft's Science and Technology Center is currently investing lots of effort in the development of techniques for modeling of geologically complex basins.