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Russian and Emirati regional sections of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) held a first virtual meeting.

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On April 20, Abu Dhabi SPE section held a virtual meeting for the first time in its history. The topic - “Probabilistic Reservoir Modeling as a Key Success Factor for Decision Making” - was presented by LUKOIL’s employee – regional director for SPE Russia and Caspian in 2020 Ignatiy Volnov.

In his presentation, Mr. Volnov, a Senior reservoir engineering adviser at TengizChevroil and former Head of Reservoir Modelling Department at LUKOIL Uzbekistan, pointed the necessity of using appropriate approach for each field development stage. He described probabilistic analysis as a useful tool within project-based approach for making decisions regarding transition to the next stage of field development.

The materials for the presentation were sourced from the projects implemented in Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and proved useful for assessing complex reservoir conditions. The author highlighted the importance of deep understanding of the reservoir properties and geological issues as well as clear vision of the project management and criteria for the stage shifting.

The report was warmly welcomed by the members of Abu Dhabi SPE regional section. According to Mr. Maged Mabrook, Manager of the Enhanced Oil Recovery Deployment Department of ADNOC, the session turned to be interesting and valuable, and the presentation rose a keen response from the members of Abu Dhabi SPE regional section. Mr. Mabrook expressed hope for further cooperation with Russia and Caspian SPE regional section.

The full presentation can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qM72dQeyHhx5zCYE71bJniwSSPYS5pmR/view?usp=sharing


Ignatiy Volnov is an expert in carbonate reservoir engineering, geological modeling and decision making based on probabilistic approaches with 16 years’ experience. Graduated from National University of Oil and Gas "Gubkin University" with bachelor degree in petroleum engineering, master of science in reservoir engineering and PhD in mathematical applied science. Ignatiy has been employee of LUKOIL Group since 2010. Since 2018 has been working for TengizChevroil as LUKOIL seconded Senior Reservoir Engineering Adviser.

Author of more than 50 articles, scientific publications, textbook “Oil production intensification”, and 2 copyright certificates for software. SPE member since 2004, founder of Tashkent section and its head since 2014, chairman for Atyrau section (Kazakhstan) in 2018-2019, SPE Regional Director Russia and Caspian since September 2020.

Consolidates more than 40 oil and gas reservoirs experience from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Iraq, USA, as well as from the regions of Russia - Western Siberia, the Republic of Udmurtia, the Kuznetsk Basin.


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