The gas industry requires new investments in drilling. In their specific gas production is a complex and expensive process.
Ukraine has enough gas to completely abandon its imports and even start exporting blue fuel abroad. This industry requires new investments in drilling. In their specific gas production is a complex and expensive process.
“For the last 6 years, DTEK Naftogaz invested in the development of about 10 billion hryvnia, most of which – in new drilling. Our company has proved that the most promising reserves located at great depths. We continue to invest in the drilling of deep wells, knowing that each new well is our contribution to the achievement of energy independence, ” – said General Director of DTEK Naftogaz Ihor schurov.
The company develops Machukhske field in the Poltava region. One of the largest in Ukraine. It was opened and explored another quarter of a century ago. But first, the gas left in 2008. When there was a technology that allowed us to drill to a depth of 5 kilometers. Now machukhske wells are among the deepest in Europe. In 2015, when Ukraine refused from Russian gas, the field has become a strategic target to provide the country with gas. In the future it will produce gas at a depth of 8 kilometers.
“In order to begin drilling, we spend enormous preliminary work to equip the drilling rig with the required tool. Also, special attention was paid to personnel training. Have all the necessary equipment, made by the best world samples. Have confidence in safe and high-quality construction of the wells,” says the head of the drilling Department in DTEK Naftogaz Vitaly Ivanishin.
Today DTEK produces 8% of domestic natural gas. Experts say to get more of its own gas, you need to study the field through innovation and new technologies. And then in 5 years Ukraine will completely provide itself with gas of own extraction. This will not only ensure energy security, but also give an opportunity to stabilize rates for consumers.