19 грудня, 2023, 11:50

Ukrgazvydobuvannya JSC (UGV) has commissioned two wells with a total output of more than 200 tcm of gas per day. This was reported by the Naftogaz press service.

Both have been drilled at the same gas field: one was sidetracked, with the other put into operation after drilling.

According to Naftogaz, the first well was originally drilled back in 1975 but eventually became idle due to technical difficulties. Recently, Ukrgasvydobuvannya specialists analyzed the well and identified opportunities for recovery.

"In order to restore this well with a high flow rate, we decided to drill a sidetrack and further perform several stages of hydraulic fracturing. This approach proved successful, providing more than 100 tcm in additional natural gas for the country," said the acting general director of UGV Oleg Tolmachev.

The second appraisal well also produces more than 100 tcm of gas. This was achieved due to the successful selection of the drilling site by the development team and the four stages of hydraulic fracturing. Both wells were drilled by the Ukrurgaz Branch.

Naftogaz noted that a plan to drill this field actively is being implemented starting in 2021. Over the past year and a half, despite the state of war and the difficulties associated with it, 15 new operational wells have already been added to the existing fund, and several more are currently being drilled and tested. This year, for the first time in more than 10 years, the deposit will return to annual production of more than 1 bcm.