PetroNeft Resources PLC, Dublin, has spud the first of nine planned production wells at Lineynoye oil field in License 61, Tomsk Oblast, Western Siberia, Russia.
By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 25 – PetroNeft Resources PLC, Dublin, has spud the first of nine planned production wells at Lineynoye oil field in License 61, Tomsk Oblast, Western Siberia, Russia.
The 2010 program involves drilling nine wells from one location using a rail-mounted rig designed to facilitate the drilling of multiple deviated wells with close spacing at the surface.
With the first well drilled and cased, the rig will move 5 m on rails and spud the second well, then repeat this for the third well. After that, the rig will skid 15 m to drill the fourth well while a workover rig completes the first three wells and installs electric submersible pumps. Then a 15-m skid will be inserted after the fifth and seventh wells to allow pairs of wells to be completed together, optimizing both the timing of wells coming on production and drill pad size.
Crews have strung 60 km of pipeline from Lineynoye to Kiev-Eganskoye, and construction is to start in mid-April. Oil production is to start in the third quarter of 2010.
License 61, PetroNeft’s main asset, covers 4,991 sq km and contains Lineynoye, Tungolskoye, West Lineynoye, and Kondrashevskoye oil fields and more than 25 prospects and leads. PetroNeft also acquired License 67 in December 2009.