Rosneft, Statoil drill two horizontal wells in pilot at North Komsomolskoye

OAO Rosneft and Statoil ASA have jointly drilled two horizontal exploitation wells in the PK1 layer of North Komsomolskoye field, Rosneft reported.

One well was completed using openhole gravel packing in a horizontal section of 1,000 m, which Rosneft said was a first for onshore Russia.

The pilot drilling opens a new stage of the joint work of Rosneft and Statoil, said Igor Sechin, Rosneft chairman (OGJ Online, May 7, 2012).

The oil and gas condensate field is in the Purovsky and Nadymsky regions of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. Rosneft said it has “highly viscous oil” and “an extensive gas cap.”

The companies signed a cooperation agreement for “difficult-to-extract” resources at North Komsomolskoye on May 23, 2013.

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