DTEK Oil&Gas presented its experience in exploration and extraction of deep-pool hydrocarbons at the conference Oil & Gas Energy 2017: Problems and Prospects

DTEK Oil&Gas presented its experience in exploration and extraction of deep-pool hydrocarbons at the conference Oil & Gas Energy 2017: Problems and Prospects

Oil and gas22 May 2017

On 16 May, the director for exploration and advance development of DTEK Oil&Gas Ivan Gafich spoke at the VI International Scientific and Technical Conference Oil & Gas Energy 2017: Problems and Prospects. The conference was hosted by the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical Oil and Gas University and was dedicated to the celebration of the University’s 50th anniversary.

DTEK Oil&Gas presented its experience in exploration and extraction of deep-pool hydrocarbons at the conference Oil & Gas Energy 2017: Problems and Prospects

The conference was attended by more than 350 representatives of educational and academic institutions, Ukrainian gas production companies, and also guests from Norway, Austria, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Poland, Armenia, Belarus, Greece, Croatia, Iraq, and other states.

Ivan Gafich congratulated the teaching staff of the University on the jubilee and told the audience about DTEK Oil&Gas experience in exploiting the resource potential of deep pool hydrocarbons. The presenter stressed that the deep well drilling has always been and remains a main driver of the growth of gas extraction, since a considerable hydrocarbon potential is located at 5-7 km depth. The axial zone of the Dnieper-Donets basin alone holds reserves in excess of 1.3 trillion cubic meters. During three years of operating reserves in complex mining and geological conditions with excessively high reservoir pressure, DTEK Oil&Gas has drilled 13 wells including a ultra-deep well (6,750 m) producing the productive gas flow.

A special focus is given to the modern well drilling and exploitation technologies and improving performance with a view to stepping up the extraction of hydrocarbons from existing deposits. DTEK Oil&Gas places special importance on the introduction of IT technologies. The company developed geologic and technological models of deposits and an automated dispatch control system of ground infrastructure facilities and technological processes, which operate in a real time mode and facilitate the efficient managerial decision-making process.

DTEK Oil&Gas works in partnership with global high-tech companies, academic and research institutions. The company’s cooperation with the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical Oil and Gas University began in September 2015. The scope of partnership between DTEK Oil&Gas and the University includes the adjustment of study courses for students, brings together the theory and practice, and gives the most talented students an opportunity to undertake an internship and receive a job at the company’s undertakings. DTEK helped the University to arrange training and research laboratories of mud and grout where students can get practical and academic skills.