Core handling

NTC initiates and supervises laboratory studies of the rock extracted from the well (core) and formation fluids collected at Gazprom Neft oil fields. NTC is the single center of accountability and competence with regard to these activities at Gazprom Neft Group. Core and formation fluids analysis plays a key role in building geological models. A series of tests helps select the best method for oil recovery stimulation. NTC studies almost 6,000 meters of core and up to 250 samples of formation fluids in its laboratories every year. Test results make the foundation for a reliable estimate of petroleum reserves and help eliminate subsurface uncertainties, confirm formation geology and reduce license risks.