This collected book embodies the articles prepared on grounds of the 3rd International scientific conference “Studies of Petroleum Reservoir Systems: Challenges & Prospects” (SPRS-2020), which came around in Moscow in September, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, the named conference was of the hybrid semi-online nature. It embraced more than 400 participants from the administrative bodies and affiliated structures of the Gazprom PJSC, other domestic and foreign oil and gas production and service enterprises, and correspondent universities. In total, 76 companies from eight countries were represented.
The plenary session of the conference started with the complimentary speeches of the Gazprom VNIIGAZ LLC General director M.Yu. Nedzvetskiy, the academic secretary of the RAS Department for power engineering, machine building, mechanics and control processes V.Ye. Fortov, the member of the Gazprom PJSC Management Board and the head of a Gazprom PJSC department S.N. Menshikov, the rector of National University of Oil and Gas «Gubkin University» V.G. Martynov, the Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg LLC General director O.B. Arno, etc. In particular, V.Ye. Fortov stressed that the program and the goals of the conference are in accord with the adopted Strategy of technological and scientific development of Russia, which especially concentrates on the promotion of green and resource saving power engineering, and efficient production and processing of raw hydrocarbons.
As is customary, the conference papers highlighted implementation of the state-of-art techniques for selection and analysis of core and in-situ fluid samples, physical and math models of embedded hydrocarbon systems, modern lab and field measuring instruments. This year, much attention was paid to unconventional reservoirs, as well as to standards and methodical guidelines.
The plenary session and thematic meetings (there were 4 sections, namely: gas-condensate and gas-dynamic testing of wells; core tests for reservoir and cap rocks of oil and gas deposits; in-situ fluids and their components; filtration of multi-phased systems) embraced more than 130 scientific reports including 83 online-translated ones. The mixed format of the conference encouraged active participation of both domestic companies located widely from Sakhalin to Kaliningrad, and foreign colleagues from Australia, Germany, Sweden, etc.
Final communique of the conference stated topicality and high level of the made reports, and confirmed that the conference was an ongoing platform for discussing actual issues in studying hydrocarbon systems. In 2021, it is intended to carry out in the Gazprom VNIIGAZ LLC a scientific-practical seminar “Experimental methods for studying reservoir systems: challenges and solutions”, and in 2022 the next 4th SPRS-22 conference is planned.
doctor of engineering, professor B.A. Grigoryev