ROSGEO has drilled the first 470 m of the North-Novoborsk parametric well in the Nenets Autonomous District

JSC SPC Nedra (Yaroslavl, the company is part of the ROSGEO state holding) has started drilling the North-Novoborsk parametric well with a design depth of 2,300 m and the R3 target horizon. Works are carried out under the state contract concluded in August of last year. The client is the Department of Subsoil Resources Management of the North-Western Federal District. 

The project goal is to clarify the geological structure and obtain parametric characteristics of the sedimentary section of the northern part of the Izhma-Pechora depression located in the Nenets Autonomous District. The research findings will help to assess the oil and gas potential of the territory and identify new directions of geological prospecting works for raw hydrocarbon deposits, which will be recommended to be put in place. Geologists must complete the research under the state contract by the end of 2018. 

In the first half of 2017, a winter road was built, a site for the drilling rig was prepared, drilling equipment, materials, machinery, fuels and lubricants were transported, preparatory and construction and installation works were carried out, and technical water supply was arranged. After that, the well was drilled in the interval 0-470 m, the direction was fixed, the complexes of geological and engineering survey and well logging, an operative interpretation of the data were carried out, and geological information reports were compiled.

The works on the site are in progress. Based on their results, the intervals of possible potential natural reservoirs in the section of Paleozoic deposits will be identified.

RG-Inform, Press Center of ROSGEO JSC

ROSGEO is a Russian multi-industry geological holding company, which offers a full range of geological exploration services from regional surveys to stratigraphic drilling and subsoil monitoring. The holding company boasts unique expertise, particularly in marine geology and shelf operations.

ROSGEO 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. ROSGEO is a fully state-owned company.

The enterprises within the holding company operate in all eight federal districts of Russia. ROSGEO includes 53 enterprises located 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 2,000 tonnes of gold), the Kursk Magnetic Anomaly, and many others.

 ROSGEO’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.

 ROSGEO clients include such companies as Gazprom, Rosneft, Lukoil, Severstal, MMC Norilsk Nickel, Itera, NLMK, Sibuglemet, BP, Chevron, and many others.

SPC Nedra is engaged in design, construction and integrated study of parametric and exploratory wells; it also deals with development of research and engineering products of well construction technologies and integrated study of subsoil. For over 45 years the company has been drilled and studied deep and superdeep wells in sedimentary and crystalline rocks. Company has drilled over 100 km of superdeep wells in Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine including Kolskaya (12,262 m) that was considered the world’s deepest well for a long time, and En-Yakhinskaya (8,250 m) - the deepest ever drilled in the sedimentary basins of Russia.