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Two new gas wells at single field produce over 200 tcm per day in Ukraine

Ukrainian state-owned energy company Naftogaz Group announced on Tuesday (19 December) that its subsidiary Ukrgasvydobuvannya has commissioned two new high-yield wells at a single gas field.
The first well was originally drilled back in 1975 but eventually became idle due to technical difficulties. Recently, Ukrgasvydobuvannya specialists analysed the well and identified opportunities for recovery, Naftogaz said in a press release.
“In order to ro restore this well with a high flow rate, we decided to drill a sidetrack and further perform several stages of hydraulic fracturing. This approach proved successful, providing more than 100 tcm [trillion cubic metres] in additional natural gas for the country,” said Oleh Tolmachev, Acting Director General of Ukrgasvydobuvannya.

The second well can also produce more than 100 tcm of gas, which has been subject to active drilling since 2021. Over the past year and a half, 15 new production wells have been added to the existing well stock. Several more are currently undergoing drilling and testing.

This year, the gas field is expected to return to annual production of more than 1 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas for the first time in more than 10 years.

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