The department brings together representatives of the scientific and engineering communities on one platform. The purpose of the department: to develop a new approach to oil and gas engineering, through the synergistic effect of the interaction of engineers, scientists, software developers. The department is headed by – Alexander Bochkarev

Components of the new approach:

  • Revision of outdated, generally accepted approaches, continuous search, development and implementation of new, customized approaches and techniques
  • Deep engineering analysis of all key oil and gas engineering processes
  • Experienced engineers within walking distance from the Customer's office
  • Software is constantly developed and improved based on the approaches developed

Scientific and technical support of hydraulic fracturing

Preliminary Hydraulic fracturing design

  • Drafting an effective design: selection of hydraulic fracturing fluids, types of proppant, optimization of port placement
  • Work with all types of collectors, including HTR

Retrospective analysis

  • Analysis of the results of the work carried out and identifying the causes of inefficient wells after hydraulic fracturing
  • Compilation of a further program to optimize hydraulic fracturing

Strategy Development

  • Development of an effective production stimulation program
  • Define and minimize risks for the first hydraulic fracturing on the field

Support of works

  • Identify potential complications, make recommendations for injection tests and main fracturing job
  • 24/7 support

Geomechanical modeling

1D modeling alongside wellbore trajectory

  • Modeling of rocks behavior during drilling
  • Modeling of rocks behavior at different type of completions

3D geomechanical modeling of reservoir

  • Optimization of wellbore trajectory and selection of drilling technology
  • Assessment in altering of critically-stressed regime for fractures during exploitation
  • Re-frac design

Digital natural fracture network

  • Stochastic method (classical approach)
  • Using results of paleo-stress field inversion and computation natural fractures tectonic formation driver

Critically-stressed fracture analysis

  • Analysis alongside wellbore
  • Analysis within reservoir/reservoir sector

Toolkit development for modelling result analysis

  • Instruments for model calibration
  • Instruments for results integration in third-party software

Scientific and technical support of well construction

Formalization of a scientific idea

  • Knowledge of technology, limitations, equipment capabilities, existing practices
  • Understanding the problems that engineers and specialists regularly face
  • Analysis of world experience and possible solutions

Software Development

  • Physical and mathematical formalization of the problem
  • Development and software implementation of computational algorithms
  • Creation of tools for engineering analysis and rapid assessment of results

Engineering and technical service

  • In-depth analysis of physical processes
  • Engineering support of performance of work and development of recommendations
  • Accumulation of lessons learned and best practices from around the world