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First-ever hydraulic fracturing on Yamal Peninsula conducted at Novoport field

MOSCOW -- Hydraulic fracturing was successfully conducted for the first time ever on the Yamal Peninsula at the Novoport field, Russia’s Gazprom Neft reported. The operation was performed in a Jurassic sedimentation area characterized by a high complexity of its geologic structure.

A total of five hydraulic fracturing operations were performed at four wells, including single hydraulic fractures at vertical wells, and a multistage hydraulic fracture on a horizontal well.

All of the wells were commissioned after hydraulic fracturing was completed. The wells’ average daily aggregate flow rate exceeds predicted values, the company said, with all of the wells operating in the primary recovery stage.

Drilling of the first of three planned wells at the second multi-well pad began at the field in April.

Novoport field is the largest oil and gas condensate field being developed in the Yamal area. The category C1 and C2 recoverable reserves at Novoport exceed 230 million t of oil, and 270 Bcm of gas. Gazpromneft Razvitiye, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, runs the company’s major projects in Russia and abroad.



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