№3 March 2011
Taking It on the “Americhin”
Pat Davis Szymczak
Americhin – it’s a strange word. I heard it for the first time last night on CNN. A panel of economists were debating how the world might recover from our deepening recession. All their talk was mere opinion. My opinion is that not a single expert has the...
Electric submersible pumps are widely used for the production of deep-seated liquid fluids such as oil, water, or mineral fluids. To help with the lubrication of bearings and cooling down of electric motors, dielectric oils are applied.
Like people, every oil field has its own personality and each block of oil fields brings new challenges for oil specialists. With people, one can't expect to win every argument. With oil, even today, successful drilling still accepts a five percent failure rate for wells.
NAFTAECO and its client, Nizhnevolzhsky, a subsidiary of BK-Eurasia, have recently completed the successful testing of a new well packing complex. The new complex includes the industrial prototype of the ASO-25 slurry tank, modernised MBM-70/32 manifold unit and the mobile control and monitoring station.
The progressing cavity pump (PCP) is a standard lift system for oil production as well as sucker rod pumps and EPS pumps. The application of PCPs has been limited for decades only to the vertical wells to handle oil fluids featuring high viscosity and high sand cut.
Salym Petroleum Development N.V. (SPD) is a joint venture established on a 50:50 basis by Shell and Russian oil company Evikhon controlled by Sibir Energy plc. Since 2003, SPD has been developing the Salym group of oilfields, which are located in the Western Siberia, with the licence area totalling 2,141.4 sq. kilometers.
The Russian state oil pipeline Transneft will finish the laying of the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) oil pipeline to the Chinese border within weeks, said Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Monday when presenting to the State Duma, lower house of parliament, a government report.
Russia’s financial daily newspaper “Vedodmosti” reported Tuesday that Russian drilling contractor Siberian Service Co. (SSK) is being pressured by three creditors who are threatening to force SSK into bankruptcy.
Join Oil&Gas Eurasia the week of April 19 as our Senior Editor Alexsey Chesnokov travels with those ecologically minded from Gazprom, VNIIGAZ, the Russian National Gas Motor Association and Gazprom Transgas Kuban on a motor rally across Southern Russia.
This week, Oil&Gas Eurasia’s Senior Editor Alexsey Chesnokov is traveling with a convoy of trucks buses and cars from Moscow to Sochi. The road rally is organized by Gazprom, VNIIGAZ, the Russian National Gas Motor Association and Gazprom Transgas Kuban to demonstrate the effectiveness of ecologically clean, gas-powered transport.
Though we’re currently on the road right now, here’s a little more detail on what happened in Rostov-on-Don on Monday.
It’s impossible to compare the road from Novorossiysk to Sochi to what we’ve seen earlier in the week. We had a straight shot from Rostov crossing the Kuban steepes. But now, after a stopover in Novorossiysk, we’re in the mountains!