Russian oil companies in accordance with the wishes of the Kremlin conducted the digitization and hooked artificial intelligence to one of the wells, but the modern technologies of production has not increased.
The technology of hydraulic fracturing, which are used extensively in the USA, allow you to dramatically increase the return from wells to “revive” old oil fields and to extract tight oil from shale in Russia to date do not exist, said at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, energy Minister Alexander Novak.
“Fleets of hydraulic fracturing <…> more and more widely used today in the development of oil and gas fields. In Russia today, unfortunately, there are no such technologies, and created only an experienced industrial plant,” – said Novak.
Work is underway to create two more units, but they will be “operated as a pilot,” he added.
Much further progress in digitalization, “Gazprom oil” “fully digitized” field in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous district. “The so-called “smart field” in which artificial intelligence makes decisions about the most qualitative recovery of oil”, – he said (quoted by the Kremlin website). The Ministry of energy, according to Novak, aims to develop import substitution, and to 2020-mu to year to ensure that domestic to replace 80% of foreign technologies.
After the introduction of sanctions of the West technological base of the Russian mining industry is fully stopped in development: the share of fundamentally new developments fell from 30% in 2011 to 0% in 2016, said the Deputy Director of the Center for development HSE Valery Mironov.
Played the role of a relatively low share in world production level of expenditure companies and the state on science and innovations (about 1% of the world), and it is clear that the situation is unacceptable, Mironov continues: oil recovery factor (CIN) to develop fields in Russia is on average about 25% (world leaders – up to 45%.
Russia’s ability to increase oil production if the current technology is almost exhausted, the report predicts Oil in 2018, the International energy Agency. According to IEA estimates peak production 11.74 million barrels per day Russia will show in 2021, the year, after which volumes will start to fall.