15 Nov 2019 10:13

Reserves in Achimov deposits at Gazprom's Yamburg grow 170 bcm

MOSCOW. Nov 15 (Interfax) - Gazprom has begun working on the Achimov deposits of another huge field in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Yamburg, and has increased category B (identified) reserves at the field by 170 billion cubic meters.

"A current reserves estimate of Achimov deposit reservoir AchV13 at the Yamburgskoye field was done in 2019, and the estimate resulted in an increase of reserves: 11.1 bcm B1 category and 159.5 bcm B2 category gas; 2.0 million tonnes B1 category and 27.7 million tonnes B2 category gas condensate (State Reserves Commission protocol 03-18/523-pr dated September 24, 2019)," Gazprom said in its quarterly report.

Gazprom Neft became the operator for the Achimov deposits at the Yamburg field in the spring of 2019. The oil company has prepared a pilot project for the deposits for 2019-2021 that will cost 12 billion rubles. The company expects to get confirmation of a commercial flow in the course of the geological phase in 2019; select the basic well construction technology in the course of the experimental phase in 2020; and work on optimizing technology and cutting costs in the adaptation phase in 2021. The company plans to finish drilling two wells and start drilling another two in 2019.

It was reported earlier that Gazprom Neft might bring European partners with experience working on Achimov deposits in Russia into the project, including German ones.