Unconventional oil and gas resources
In the early 21st century, global interest to unconventional oil and gas resources is progressively growing.
Unconventional gas: resource additions for the gas sector
Karasevich A. and Kreinin E. (Gazprom Promgaz)
Russia has huge natural gas reserves, and continued exploration efforts are expected to deliver significant additions. However, progressive reserves depletion is seen inevitable thereby bringing into strategic focus major future expansion of the existing reserve base which presumably will be largely supported by unconventional gas development.
Unconventionals competitive advantages in regional markets
Yakushev V. (Gazprom VNIIGAZ)
A notion of “unconventional hydrocarbon resources” calls for a criteria-driven approach for better clarity.
Cenonian gas plays in West Siberia’s north: structure and future prospects
Nezhdanov À., Ogibenin V., Skrylev S. (TyumenNIIgiprogaz)
The paper addresses composition of Turonian/Cenonian plays in northern West Siberia and identifies two different gas targets – Turonian/Cenonian (Gazsalinskian play) featuring granular conventional reservoirs, and Cenonian (Lower Berezovian play) featuring opoka-like clay rock.
Formation water from oil, gas, and condensate fields: unconventional feedstock for gas-derived chemicals
Zykin N. (Gazprom VNIIGAZ)
The author considers the geochemical aspects of formation water recovered as an associated product across oil, gas, and condensate fields.
Development of field treatment technology for heavy viscous crude produced by thermal bed stimulation
Sudykin A., Sudykin S., Gubaidulin F., Sakhabutdinov R. (TatNIPIneft)
Easy oil opportunities are likely to soon disappear.
Probable resources of matrix oil in East Siberia
Gladkov E. (Tomsk National Polytechnic R&D University)
This paper considers the basic hypotheses under oil origins and discusses theoretical justification of matrix oil reserves in East Siberia which are confined to cavernous fractured carbonate reservoirs.
Difficult oil: occurrence and geography patterns in Russia
Yashchenko I. (Senior Researcher, Institute of Petroleum Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Division)
The author analyses the geography of hard-to-recover, or difficult oil reserves (heavy, viscous, high-paraffin, and high-resin crudes) across Russia’s basins and believes such reserves will likely be progressively favoured in future.