Here, for example, a core will be examined (it will be stored right there in warehouses): these are rock samples, the composition and properties of which can indicate the presence of hydrocarbons.
They will work with drilling and cement slurries that are pumped into wells, with fluids and proppants for hydraulic fracturing.
The cutting-edge center includes laboratories for comprehensive studies of core samples, fluids, drilling muds and cement slurry and proppants, and permafrost as well as incorporates an oil & gas production equipment reliability lab and an environment monitoring lab.
The new center has unique equipment that is one of a kind in Russia.
Leonid Mikhelson, Novatek’s CEO, said:
- Having vast high-quality natural gas reserves, we focus on the technology that we use to develop our fields
- The new laboratory center will empower the company to carry out a broad scope of studies in-house at our scientific and technical center in Tyumen
- It would also significantly contribute to the research and technical capabilities of Russia’s oil and gas industry, improve the economic efficiency, speed and quality of studies performed as well as make Novatek less dependent on external service providers
But it will also reduce the dependence of the largest Russian independent gas producer on external contractors, and this is also important in today’s conditions, when strategically important industries are more than ever striving to replace the import of technologies and materials.