The company reports that the horizontal section of the well is 1,217 m (3,993 ft) long, with a flow of around 3,000 tons/d of crude oil. The field’s total oil production is currently about 9,000 tons/d.
The V. Filanovsky field, discovered by Lukoil in 2005, is the second field commissioned by the company in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea. The field’s С1+С2 recoverable reserves, under the Russian classification, are estimated at 129 MM tons of crude oil and 30 bcm of gas. The annual oil production at the plateau is estimated at 6 MM tons.
The field is located about 220 km (137 mi) from Astrakhan in water depths ranging from 7 to 11 m (23 to 36 ft).