Russia' s SPD starts construction of ASP mixing unit
MOSCOW -- Salym Petroleum Development N.V. (SPD) and ??? Stroytransgaz-M (STGM) have signed a contract for the construction of an ASP mixing unit at the West Salym oil field in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra.
The ASP mixing unit is designed to prepare a mix of alkali, surfactant and polymer. These components are used in chemical flooding. The implementation of ASP makes it possible to additionally produce up to 30% of the oil that remained after a traditional waterflood. Since 2013 SPD is realizing an ASP pilot project at the Salym group of oil fields, including the construction of 7 wells, an ASP pipeline and an ASP mixing unit.
According to the contract, the ASP mixing unit will be put into operation at the start of 2015.
ASP technology has already been actively applied in the U.S., Canada, and China; pilot testing is being performed in several other countries. SPD has been studying this technology since 2008. The company has already run several laboratory and field tests. In 2012, SPD shareholders approved execution of an ASP pilot project on the Salym group of oil fields in 2013-2015.