Lukoil starts commercial oil production from Filanovsky field

PJSC Lukoil has started commercial oil production from Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea off Russia.

PJSC Lukoil has started commercial oil production from Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea off Russia.

Two horizontal wells are producing a total of more than 45,000 b/d, and a third production well is being drilled.

The field is about 220 km from the city of Astrakhan. Water depth ranges 7-11 m.

Lukoil discovered the field in 2005 (OGJ Online, Jan. 26, 2006). First-stage development has included construction of an ice-resistant stationary platform, a living quarters platform, the central treatment platform, the riser unit, onshore storage facilities, and subsea and onshore pipelines.

The second stage of field development is under way, including a second ice-resistant platform and a living quarters platform (OGJ Online, Dec. 20, 2013).

Filanovsky infrastructure is also used for transportation of hydrocarbons from Yuri Korchagin field, which was commissioned in 2010.

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