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Representatives of Gazprom, BASF SE and Wintershall Holding GmbH Visited facilities of OJSC Severneftegazprom

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On 14-15 May 2018, representatives of the shareholder companies visited the production facilities of the gas field of Severneftegazprom under the Program of Scientific and Technical Cooperation between Gazprom and BASF / Wintershall Holding GmbH.

The aim of the visit is to discuss aspects of establishment of a "digital clone" of the production enterprise at the facilities of the Yuzhno-Russkoye gas field.

The meeting began with a workshop in Severneftegazprom office, at which general and topic-specific presentations containing necessary information for a more constructive discussion of the main topic were demonstrated to the company representatives.

Andrey Kasyanenko, Chief Engineer - First Deputy Director General of OJSC Severneftegazprom, welcomed the participants of the meeting and wished fruitful communication and efficient work.


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On 15 May, representatives of Gazprom, BASF SE and Wintershall Holding GmbH visited the Yuzhno-Russkoye oil and gas condensate field to see the production facilities of the gas treatment plant.


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The guests were demonstrated the equipment and operation principle of the switching valves, gas dehydration unit, booster compressor station, as well as the features of the systems of the main control panel of the service and operation unit, such as the information management system and the control system for automatic plant process control at the Yuzhno-Russkoye oil and gas condensate field.


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Thereafter the delegation visited gas well cluster No. 17, where the guests were told about the design features of experimental well No. 174 operated at the Turonian gas deposit. This one-of-a-kind well has a dual lateral design with low-angle bottomhole sections and branched bore holes, which enables significant drainage radius and efficient gas reserves recovery along the section.


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The next place to visit was gas well cluster No. 18 where the guests were told about the operation of single lateral well No. 184 at the Turonian gas deposit.


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After the gas well clusters the guests visited an auxiliary facility - the plant power station.


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Thereafter the visit program continued at the rotators' camp, where the delegation members had a chance to see the conditions, in which the rotation workers at Yuzhno-Russkoye field live.

At the end of the meeting Mr. Falk Ahnert, Head of Global Development Support at Wintershall Holding GmbH, said: «All activities that were planned for our working group have been organized at a high professional level. I would like to thank Vladimir Vladimirovich, Director General of OJSC Severneftegazprom, for another opportunity to visit the facilities of the Yuzhno-Russkoye field, as well as for the team of professionals, who work at the enterprise. I hope that our collaborative work will ensure success and long- life of our project».


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