YP February 15 meeting canceled!


YP April 12 meeting canceled!

Sunday, 28 January 2018 09:57

New Year for children

On December 23, SPE Moscow section together with Gubkin University SPE Student Chapter organized a charity trip to the social rehabilitation center for minors in Suvorov.

Such trips are organized monthly. A feature of this time was the theatrical production "Bremen Town Musicians", prepared by students. It is also worth noting that each child during the previous trip wrote a letter to Santa Claus, in which he told of his desire. And at the end of the performance, the children were presented with the gifts they had conceived.

We are grateful to the members of the SPE Moscow office for assistance in implementing children's desires: Anton Ablaev, Vlada Streletskaya, Assel Salimova, Veronika Korepanova, Alena Sagon, John Gallivan, Thierry Grussaute, Ilya Novikov, Sergey Kolbikov, Kreso Kurt Butula, Vadim Salyaev, Oleg Zhdaneev; the staff of Salym Petroleum Development: Svyatoslav Kryanev, Yaroslav Gorbachev, Sergey Antipenko, Yevgeny Rodionov, as well as SPE Moscow office and Ltd LUKOIL-Engineering. Thanks to your support, every child could touch the New Year miracle.

More details about the project you can find out on the special page of the site.

We invite you to SPE young professionals meeting on "Shale volume, porosity and translation problems".

To increase the efficiency of field development, more and more wells are drilled with horizontal or high angle section at the end (HAHZ). Despite this, well logging data analysis is based on methodic and models developed using data from vertical and slant wells with relatively low inclination angle. Although it works well for vertical wells, it does not take into account geometric effects associated with high angle of drilling where wells are drilled almost parallel to formation layers. That often leads ambiguities while logging data analysis and formation evaluation in HAHZ wells compared to low angle wells. This fact does not allow using logging data from horizontal wells for geological and hydrodynamic models, which reduces its credibility.

The presentation describes uncertainties that exist when using conventional processing and interpretation techniques in horizontal wells and their causes. For demonstration purpose, the paper uses an example from real well, which has been drilled horizontally in complex environment in one of the field of Western Siberia region of Russia.

Azimuthal measurements application together with advanced modeling software packages enable more reliable estimation of well length exposed to reservoir, spatial position of its boundaries and essential reservoir properties, such as porosity and saturation. As a result, the geological model may be refined locally.


Bokarev Anton, Schlumberger

Anton was graduated as Oil ang Gas geologist in the Tyumen Industrial University in 2008. At Schlumberger, he has taken the path from the Field Engineer to the international Logging-While-Drilling instructor. He took part in projects in Western and Eastern Siberia, the Timano-Pechora and Caspian regions. Has experience working for foreign projects in the UAE and Oman. Currently he holds the position of Senior Petrophysicist at Schlumberger in Tyumen. The field of expertise of the author is the Logging While Drilling technologies and its practical application. He is the author of 10 scientific articles and patents. Has experience working and teaching abroad.

Sunday, 07 January 2018 00:00

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!

Colleagues, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The past year turned out to be important for the events - 25 years of the Moscow section, 10 years for the Moscow office and 60 years for the World Community were celebrated!

In the coming year, we will continue to improve and implement new ideas!


Event will take place on December 4,Monday, at 1830 hours.

Gathering guests at 18.30 in the Congress Center of the RF CCI, entrance by invitation.

In order to receive an invitation, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the letter should indicate your full name, place of work and position.

Applications are accepted until 12.00, on 30 November.

We invite you to SPE young professionals meeting on "Inversion and Machine Learning in Well Logging data Interpretation".

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 19:00

Advanced Modeling of a Field Pilot Program

With the increasing importance of the cost of projects FPP stage to minimize the geological and technical risks associated with the full-scale development of deposits only increases. An integrated approach multidisciplinary group based on detailed modeling to study the formations fluids and potential wells at the stage of FPP, based on the disparate and often conflicting data, allows you to develop metrology and other requirements for conducting research to develop an optimal design, successfully conduct himself step FPP narrow source uncertainty range and improve the expected development indicators.

For reliable identification of the parameters of the object (deposit, field) at the stage of field pilot projects (hereinafter - FPP) are equally needed at least two components - the information content measurement system response and detailed modeling of planned processes of the FPP. This makes it possible not only to create a design study, but further optimization FPP plans, with no loss of accuracy or completeness of the expected results. The results of the implementation of this approach for one of the Arctic projects (complex hydrodynamic studies of wells - well testing, including Interference) are interested.

Based on the detailed geological and hydrodynamic modeling of the FPP well tests, the sensitivity of the production parameters to the base reservoir and fluid properties is estimated. Consideration of a wide range of uncertainties related to the sedimentation, the facial structure of the reservoir, development parameters, technological and infrastructure constraints, makes it possible to rank the most important uncertainties and to correct the FPP if necessary.

Detailed simulation in this case gives a numerical evaluation of the expected program results (for example, variations of bottomhole pressure responses to the initial perturbations of the main parameters, the duration of well tests etc.). This approach provides a wide opportunity for developing metrological requirements, as well as an appropriate well test plan and a well test design with a minimum risk of loss of data quality.


Diana Shigapova, PhD

Roxar, Head of Oil&Gas Reservoir Development Division

In 2005 Diana graduated from the Russian State University of Oil and Gas named by IM. Gubkin on the specialty "Hydromechanics of oil and gas condensate fields". In 2009 she defended her Ph.D. on the specialty "Fluid, Gas and Plasma Mechanics". Author and co-author of more than 30 publications and reports at conferences.

Since 2005 Diana has specialized in reservoir engineering. In Roxar since 2007 she has passed the way from a reservoir engineer to a head of the division. The portfolio of projects includes works on more than 50 fields of the Volga-Ural, Timano-Pechora, West-Siberian, incl. Yamal, and the Caspian regions both for large vertically integrated and for small companies.

Diana’s expertise is E&P projects based on 3D reservoir modeling and simulation: field development strategy, assessment of investment attractiveness, geological prospecting works / pilot programs, drilling justification, localization of residual reserves, field development optimization (including waterflooding, workovers, wellbore treatment, formation treatment etc), uncertainty evaluation and risk analysis.

In SPE since 2006, an active participant in SPE events, a program committee member of the SPE Caspian Technical Conference & Exhibition.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 19:01

Reschedule of next Moscow Section meeting

Next Moscow Section meeting was rescheduled from October,10 to October,4.
We will be waiting for you at 7 p.m. in Congress Center of RF CCI.
For more information please follow the link.