During the conversation, the sides discussed the development of a joint project of Russia's state-owned Zarubezhneft with its Cuban partners dedicated to the integration of enhanced oil recovery methods at the Boca de Jaruco field, as well as new promising areas of cooperation.
The Boca de Jaruco field in Cuba has been under development for several decades.
Boca de Jaruco is one of the most high-tech projects of Zarubezhneft, oil from this field is superviscous.
Sergey Kudryashov said:
- This year marks 10 years since the start of the Boca de Jaruco project
- During this time, we have come a long way: we have drilled 10 wells, and the oil is being produced with a steady upward trend as part of the pilot operation program
- And it is very important that all these years the work has been carried out without injury to employees and without incidents with environmental damage
The company continues to conduct scientific and technological research to improve the efficiency of the project.
Cuba produces about 2.6 million tons of crude oil annually (16.3 million barrels) and approximately 1 billion m3 of natural gas.