The Kama Scientific Research Institute of Comprehensive Surveys of Deep and Ultra-Deep Wells (KamNIIKIGS, Perm, a subsidiary of multiple-industry geological holding company of Rosgeologia) has finished a field survey in the northeast of the Volga - Urals oil and gas province. The study was conducted in the Kirov Region, Perm Krai, and the Republic of Udmurtia. Traversing (both aquatic , and on-land) in the areas of the western Urals slope, where 10 traverses totaled 650 km, resulted in sampling of 500 rock specimens from Lower, Middle and Upper Riphean, as well as Upper and Lower Vendian formations. Lab testing (lithological, petrophysical, geochemical) of Proterozoic and Lower Paleozoic oil and gas complexes was fulfilled with the help of the up-to-date equipment and methodology applied for assessment of physical and chemical properties of rock samples from deep wells and outcrops.
“This is just the first step, and we plan two more,” - Tatyana Alexandrova, Deputy General Director of KamNIIKIGS for Geology says. - “The work will be supposedly completed in quarter three of the next year. Vertical geological and geophysical sections of wells and profiles will be built, Predevonian oil and gas potential D1 + D2 resources in amount not less than 10 MMt will be mapped and quantified in the areas of their potential development”.
The contractual work is being performed within the frames of the government contract signed by the Subsoil Department of the Volga Federal District and FGUP NVNIIGG last October. JSC KamNIIKIGS was awarded a subcontract in this project.
Rosgeologia is a Russian multi-industry geological holding company which offers a full range of geological exploration services — from regional surveys to parametric drilling and subsoil monitoring. The holding boasts unique expertise, particularly in marine geology and shelf operations.
Rosgeologia was established by Decree No. 957 of the President of the Russian Federation dated 15 July 2011 on the basis of Tsentrgeologia, one of the oldest exploration companies in Russia. Rosgeologia is a fully state-owned company. The enterprises within the holding company operate in all eight federal districts of Russia. Rosgeologia is made up of 38 enterprises located in 30 regions across the country. A total of more than 1,000 fields and deposits have been discovered by the holding’s companies, including major hydrocarbon and solid mineral deposits and fields such as the Astrakhan field (2.5 trillion cubic meters of natural gas), the Tengiz field (3.1 billion tonnes of oil), the Kovykta field (1.9 trillion cubic meters of natural gas), the Sukhoi Log deposit (about 2 thousand tonnes of gold), the Kursk Magnetic Anomaly, and many others.
Rosgeologia’s subsidiaries have rich experience in implementing projects abroad: dozens of new fields and deposits have been discovered in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.
Rosgeologia clients include such companies as Gazprom, Rosneft, Lukoil, Severstal, MMC Norilsk Nickel, Itera, NLMK, Sibuglemet, BP, Chevron, and many others.
”Kama Scientific Research Institute of Comprehensive Surveys of Deep and Ultra-Deep Wells”, Perm, was founded in 1960. The Institute focuses on comprehensive studies of deep and ultra-deep wells, the appraisal of prospects for deep-occurring oil and gas deposits in Russia’s principle oil and gas regions, the scientific rationale for various types of exploration and quantitative appraisal of hydrocarbon reserves in the north and west of the Urals and Volga regions, comprehensive geomonitoring and nature conservation at the oil and gas fields under development, and hydrogeological operations to monitor aquifers.