Slower reserve growth rates observed in Volga-Ural Province, Russia

An understanding of reserve growth in known oil and gas fields has become a critical component of energy resource analysis.Significant statistical studies of reserve growth have been published in the US, whereas little information is available on other regions of the world. It may be expected that in many countries the magnitude of reserve growth is different from that in the US because of differences in reporting systems and in exploration and production practices.This article describes the results of a reserve growth study in a group of large oil and gas fields of the Volga-Ural petroleum province, Russia.The dynamics of reserve growth in these fields shows rapid reserve additions durin...

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