As part of its Intelligent Field project, PJSC LUKOIL announced the creation of the largest digital model of an oil field.
This digital model of the Vatyeganskoye field in Russia is now fully operational, as the company stated. For LUKOIL, it is a major achievement and a leap forward in integrating technological innovations in the energy sector.
According to a statement from the company, this model “envisages [the] creation of digital twins” for 12 production zones and 3,000 wells. It incorporates the complete production chain, including the reservoir all the way to the entrance of the central production facility.
In taking advantage of this accomplishment, LUKOIL will use these digital tools help in tasks, such as planning, monitoring, and evaluating hydrocarbon output. It will also be useful in having a better understanding of real production potential and determining the necessary optimization measures.
”Investing into homeland projects is one of LUKOIL’s key priorities. Since 2014, our Russian upstream projects alone received about 2.3 trillion roubles,” PJSC LUKOIL First Vice President Azat Shamsuarov said. “The Intelligent Field project is a unique digital complex that encompasses all LUKOIL’s main production centers. It enables extraction of additional resources and more efficient production management. In the nearest future, we are going to expand the project, introducing integrated models at over 100 key fields in Russia,” he added
It is worth noting that LUKOIL has already put 61 integrated models in commercial use. Fields featuring integrated models contribute to over a third of the company’s total hydrocarbon output.