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Editor's Letter

Put SPE's RO&G '06 Moscow Event on Your Calendar Now!

Pat Davis Szymczak

With Neftegaz 2006 now behind us - and summer holidays in full swing - the Russian oil and gas industry is recharging its batteries for what promises to be a highly active autumn season of international conferences.

From West Siberia in September to Murmansk in November and many points in between...

Cover Story

High-Quality Smart-Pig Inspection of Dents

Enhanced Recovery

ROSING Debates Enhanced Recovery at Samara Event

With time, the problem of decline of the total reserves structure becomes extremely relevant. As they say, "the cream has been already skimmed off" the most of West Siberia and Uralo-Povolzhje oil and gas fields. The amount of non-operating wells in Russia by various estimates ranges from 32,000 to 40,000. These figures were provided by Vyacheslav Manyrin, the president of the Russian Association of Oil and Gas Engineers (ROSING) at the opening of the International Scientific-Engineering Conference "The Enhancement of Reservoir Recovery and Stimulation of Oil Production" held in Samara early in June.

Getting Oil Easier Out of Hard-to-Recover Reserves

Russian science is frequently accused of being out of touch with reality and "lingering behind" rather than being a "vanguard of progress" in the oil and gas industry. Fortunately, statements about lack of demand for Russian


Doing Business in the Russian Oil Patch: Now or Never

The buzz word, partnership, seemed to be heard like a mantra through all five days of the 11th International Exhibition of Equipment and Technologies for Oil and Gas Industries (NEFTEGAZ 2006), held at the Moscow Expocenter on June 19-23. Some 900 firms from 35 countries filled the exhibition stands in search of business partners, with the most advantageous locations assigned to over 500 Russian companies.

Guest Speaker

LUKOIL Chairman Boosts SPE's RO&G '06

Valery Graifer, Chairman of the Board of LUKOIL and General Director of RITEK, is the right man for the job when it comes to chairing the Executive Committee of the Society of Petroleum Engineer's 2006 Russian Oil&Gas; Technical

Geophysical Survey

Studying Geology, Geophysics of Severo-Urengoy from Space

In the Severo-Urengoy field, VNIIGAZ performed a lineament analysis of the space sounding data and consequent comparison of the space, geological and geophysical, and also field-geological materials.

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