The STC’s team is working on projects of improving geological exploration processes at different levels – all the way from the formation and reservoir up to the regional level, and simulation of oil and gas basins spanning several regions.
Dozens of projects are underway as part of the Well Drilling and Intervention Strategy to improve the drilling of high-tech wells and the performance of newly drilled wells.
The key goal in this area is to map residual hydrocarbon reserves and to look for efficient production technologies. The residual oil reserves mapping methods that are being developed by the Science and Technology Center gives a better understanding of the reservoir structure and its current condition.
The Science and Technology Center supervises the research related to the Bazhenov formation and the planning of pilot operations. It employs cutting edge drilling and reservoir management technologies.
Upgrading the efficiency of oil leg reservoirs development is one of the key priorities for Gazprom Neft. In addition, the experience and competence in developing oil rims is required to bring new reserves on stream at brown fields.
Electronic asset development (ERA) is Gazprom Neft's IT project development strategy for exploration and production covering all major areas of operations: geological exploration, geology, drilling, development, production, and field facilities.
Carbonate and fractured reservoirs make up the biggest portion of Gazprom Neft's project portfolio. The carbonate reservoirs account for 60% of oil reserves globally, and for most geological discoveries made recently.
Infrastructure development is one of the largest expense items on an oil company’s balance sheet. In addition to streamlining the infrastructure development process, Gazpromneft STC is developing and testing innovative technologies designed to considerably cut costs and save time.
The goal of the long-term technology development program for the Capital Construction function is to search for and select the best technologies and engineering solutions to cut the time and cost of road construction, pipeline installation, housing and infrastructure development.