Oil production profile behavior in Perm region: tendencies and lessons learned

UDK: 622.276.1/.4(470.5)
DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2021-8-44-49
Key words: reserves, reservoir, oilfield, reservoir engineering, production, injection, oil recovery factor, reservoir development, production dynamics, production behavior, well count, pressure maintenance, oil and gas bearing complex
Authors: V.L. Voevodkin (LUKOIL-Engineering LLC, RF, Moscow), D.V. Antonov (LUKOIL-Engineering LLC, RF, Moscow)

The subject of study is the oilfields located on the territory of Perm region which is one of the oldest oil production provinces in Russia. On the example of the largest oil production company in Perm region LUKOIL-PERM JSC the analysis of oil production profile within 1939-2019 is performed. The purpose of work is to distinguish the characteristic time periods from the production dynamics point of view and to reveal the causes of such behavior as well as main events. In total, 6 time periods are determined. Each of them is estimated by its contribution into overall production of every out of 6 sedimentological stratums. The impact of different development solutions implementation and realization such as the use of horizontal wells or sidetracking is specified with regard to Perm region in general and to each stratum in particular. The performed analysis is a first step of authors’ in-depth investigation of the causes of oil production growth in Perm region.

The other items to consider are: the causes of oil production growth in Perm region in 2000s – mature fields oil production improvement; the use of advanced well completion in the wells of Perm region oilfields (experience, tendencies and perspectives); the development of green fields in Perm region since 2000s, their contribution into the overall oil production; the perspectives of the low-productive reservoirs development on the oilfields of Perm region. It is noted, the use of flexible reservoir management decisions allows to minimize the possible geological risks.


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