The V. Vinogradov field is located within two license areas, Bolshoy and Olkhovsky. Consisting mostly of low-permeability reservoirs, the field has a complex geology, and is therefore developed using unique technologies while receiving special tax rates to stimulate its development.
An 18 MW gas turbine power plant was commissioned in 2017, and construction and installation works commenced to expand the oil treatment unit.
LUKOIL was the first in Russia to successfully test horizontal wells completion using linear fracturing fluids for multi-stage hydrofracturing (with a horizontal borehole exceeding 1,000 meters) to prevent water breakthrough from the upper horizon. A system of low-permeability reservoir development is under construction. Unique for Russia, the system’s horizontal wells are used for both oil production and reservoir pressure maintenance.