OREANDA-NEWS. TATNEFT, Gazprom Neft and Zarubezhneft have signed a cooperation memorandum on in the field of developing competencies required for the implementation of exceptionally challenging projects for the development of carbonate reservoirs.

Rais Khisamov, Deputy General Director - Chief Geologist of TATNEFT, Alexander Dyukov, Chairman of the Board of Gazprom Neft, and Sergey Kudryashov, General Director of Zarubezhneft, have signed the document that defines the principles and directions of joint work.

Cooperation of the country’s leading oil companies will be aimed at obtaining new knowledge in the area of predicting, prospecting and exploration, development and oil recovery enhancement of the carbonate reservoirs.

The potential opportunities scope for joint activities will include the entire cycle of creating new technologies for working with the carbonate reservoirs: from research/ development to implementation and replication.

Important directions in the formation of the knowledge accumulation system will be joint seminars and conferences, as well as information exchange on the results of the technologies introduction. The consortium work will be coordinated by the Technical Council, which will include two representatives from each company. The Memorandum will remain valid until 2030.