Ukrainian joint stock company discovers gas near depleted field

Nov. 21, 2023
State-owned UkrGasVydobuvannya (UGV), a joint stock company of Naftogaz Group, discovered a Mesozoic play in a Carpathian field that was previously considered depleted.

State-owned UkrGasVydobuvannya (UGV), a joint stock company of Naftogaz Group, discovered a Mesozoic play in a Carpathian field that was previously considered depleted.

A new 1,600 m well was drilled by the Ivan Bogun rig to explore near the mature field. The well’s location was chosen based on interpretation of new data from previous 3D seismic surveys.

The well tested at more than 200,000 cu m/d—the highest rate for fields in the western region in the last 20 years, the company said in a release Nov. 17. Based on these results, the company has identified additional pay horizons for drilling new wells. No timeframe for additional drilling was disclosed.

UGV is currently working to expand midstream technological capabilities to increase production.