Specialists from Messoyakhaneftegaz, a joint venture between Gazprom Neft and NK Rosneft, have created a digital twin of the Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye field. A unified digital model of the Arctic oil field – the northernmost on the Russian land – united the modules that are responsible for specific production stages: development, production, treatment and transportation of oil and gas, maintaining pressure in the reservoir. Using digital tools, Messoyakha’s specialists created twins of each of 550 production and injection wells, modeled about 500 km of pipeline systems and formed a single fluid model – a hydrocarbon flow coming from wells to oil gathering and treatment points.
The software package is able to quickly calculate the optimal production scenarios in the horizon from a day to a year, taking into account the unique geological features of the reservoirs, technological parameters and infrastructure capabilities. The accuracy of calculations performed using the integrated field model is over 97%. With the help of a unified digital model of the field, the Messoyakhaneftegaz team can quickly process large amounts of data, identify deviations from the set parameters for each stage of the operating cycle, regulate production and manage the potential of an asset.
“New high-tech solutions that we create for the development of hard-to-recover reserves in the Arctic region, qualitatively expand our capabilities in terms of profitable and safe development of subsoil. Digital twins of fields help to synchronize the use of artificial intelligence with operational processes at different stages of the production cycle, quickly and accurately solve engineering problems of a high level of complexity, and expand the horizons of strategic planning. Based on the forecasts generated by digital advisors, we flexibly manage the potential of our assets and realize it as fully as possible. “Vadim Yakovlev Deputy General Director of Gazprom Neft for Exploration and Production
“The integrated model of the field allows you to remotely manage the most complex complex of production processes. For the oilfield team located in the Arctic autonomy, this is a key factor in improving the efficiency of developing hard-to-recover reserves in the Arctic. Artificial intelligence enables us to fully unleash the potential of the field, promptly respond to emerging challenges, and improve the quality of decisions made at each stage of the operational chain. When it comes to developing such a complex field as Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye, it is very important to see bottlenecks in time and predict the behavior of individual elements of a unified oil production system – Industry 4.0 tools allow us to do this. “Alexey Kan General Director of Messoyakhaneftegaz