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    INK: Drills the Longest Horizontal Hole in the History of the Company

    Irkutsk Oil Company LLC drilled the longest horizontal well at 2065 meters. This is the longest horizontal section in INC history in 21 years.

    The record was recorded at the Bolshetirskoye oil field. The work was carried out on a modern Bentec HR 5000 drilling rig. Previously, the maximum horizontal drilling rate was set at the Markovskoye oil and gas condensate field and amounted to 1757m.

    “At the design stage, it was necessary to take into account all the nuances: the selection of downhole and surface equipment, geological uncertainties, drilling modes. During the preparation, we took into account past experience, drilling of previous wells was carefully analyzed,” said Konstantin Petrukhin, Drilling Director of the Irkutsk Oil Company.

    The equipment was designed by order of the Irkutsk Oil Company for operation in Eastern Siberia. The contract for the supply of 7 new Russian-made drilling rigs was signed in 2019, the first three rigs were launched at the fields in 2021. The delivery of 4 more machines is planned for the first half of 2022. The equipment was purchased with a soft loan from the Industrial Development Fund.

    Bentec is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of drilling rigs and oilfield equipment with over 125 years of history. The company manufactures high quality drilling rigs and equipment for the oil, gas and geothermal markets, with a focus on health, safety and the environment.

    The Irkutsk Oil Company (INC) is one of the largest independent hydrocarbon producers in Russia. The company was founded in 2000, carries out geological study, exploration and development of 52 subsoil plots in the Irkutsk Region, the Krasnoyarsk Territory and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). INK’s largest investment project is a gas chemical cluster that INK is implementing in Ust-Kut. It includes gas production, preparation, transportation and processing facilities, 2 helium plants and the Irkutsk Polymer Plant. The total number of employees of the companies of the group is more than 10 thousand people.