Gazprom Neft to develop enhanced oil recovery techniques together with SNF


Gazprom Neft Technology Partnerships (previously known as the Bazhenov Technology Centre) and French holding company SNF, together with its Russian subsidiary SNF Vostok, have signed a Cooperation Agreement on developing, testing and launching chemical enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technologies on the Russian market.

The parties have agreed to collaborate in producing and supplying polymers for Gazprom Neft projects involving the use of chemical enhanced oil recovery (CEOR) techniques. Chemical flooding is a widely used method for enhancing oil recovery, delivering additional production volumes (in the order of 15–20%) at mature fields. This technology has long been successfully used both within Russia and abroad, including at Gazprom Neft license blocks in the Khanty-Mansi and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs.

The wider application of CEOR in Russia is currently limited by the high cost of internationally produced polymers, and the lack of any domestically produced alternatives. This Memorandum will facilitate the development of a domestic market for polymers, which will be in considerable demand in undertaking CEOR projects.

Other areas for cooperation between Gazprom Neft and leading European polymer producers include collaboration in the engineering and production of equipment for flooding technologies.


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