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Vol 257
Editorial
  • Date submitted
    2022-12-22
  • Date accepted
    2022-12-22
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Modern trends in hydrocarbon resources development

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The importance of hydrocarbon resources and the oil and gas industry is currently difficult to overestimate. About one third of the world’s natural gas reserves are concentrated on the territory of the Russian Federation; in terms of oil reserves Russia is second only to five states, but even this is enough to develop and improve this branch of production. The Strategy for the Development of the Mineral Resource Base of the Russian Federation until 2035 outlines promising directions for economic modernization. They include rational use of the created mineral resource base by means of engaging hard-to-recover oil and gas reserves and undeveloped solid mineral deposits, reducing the negative impact of subsoil development on the environment, qualitative improvement of the information support system for subsoil use, monitoring and control over the development of the mineral resource base of the Russian Federation by developing information technologies. This requires, among other things, introduction of automated management and regulation systems in the field of geology and subsoil use, as well as systems for processing, interpretation, storage and provision of geological data to subsoil users.

How to cite: Dvoynikov M.V., Leusheva E.L. Modern trends in hydrocarbon resources development // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 879-880.
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2021-09-17
  • Date accepted
    2022-04-07
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Technique for calculating technological parameters of non-Newtonian liquids injection into oil well during workover

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Technique for automated calculation of technological parameters for non-Newtonian liquids injection into a well during workover is presented. At the first stage the algorithm processes initial flow or viscosity curve in order to determine rheological parameters and coefficients included in equations of rheological models of non-Newtonian fluids. At the second stage, based on data from the previous stage, the program calculates well design and pump operation modes, permissible values of liquid flow rate and viscosity, to prevent possible hydraulic fracturing. Based on the results of calculations and dependencies, a decision is made on the necessity of changing the technological parameters of non-Newtonian liquid injection and/or its composition (components content, chemical base) in order to prevent the violation of the technological operation, such as unintentional formation of fractures due to hydraulic fracturing. Fracturing can lead to catastrophic absorptions and, consequently, to increased consumption of technological liquids pumped into the well during workover. Furthermore, there is an increased risk of uncontrolled gas breakthrough through highly conductive channels.

How to cite: Mardashov D.V., Bondarenko А.V., Raupov I.R. Technique for calculating technological parameters of non-Newtonian liquids injection into oil well during workover // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 881-894. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.16
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2022-04-12
  • Date accepted
    2022-11-17
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Development of technological solutions for reliable killing of wells by temporarily blocking a productive formation under ALRP conditions (on the example of the Cenomanian gas deposits)

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Modern field operation conditions are characterized by a decline in gas production due to the depletion of its reserves, a decrease in reservoir pressure, an increase in water cut, as well as due to the depreciation of the operating well stock. These problems are especially specific at the late stage of development of the Cenomanian deposits of Western Siberia fields, where the anomaly factor below 0.2 prevails, while gas-bearing formations are represented mainly by complex reservoirs with high-permeability areas. When killing such wells, the classical reduction of overbalance by reducing the density of the process fluid does not provide the necessary efficiency, which requires the search for new technical and technological solutions. In order to prevent the destruction of the reservoir and preserve its reservoir properties during repair work in wells with abnormally low reservoir pressure, AO “SevKavNIPIgaz” developed compositions of special process fluids. A quantitative description of the process of blocking the bottomhole formation zone is proposed by means of mathematical modeling of injection of a gel-forming solution into a productive horizon. The well killing technology includes three main stages of work: leveling the injectivity profile of the productive strata using three-phase foam, pumping the blocking composition and its displacement with the creation of a calculated repression. Solutions obtained on the basis of a mathematical model allow optimizing technological parameters to minimize negative consequences in the well killing process.

How to cite: Gasumov R.А., Minchenko Y.S., Gasumov E.R. Development of technological solutions for reliable killing of wells by temporarily blocking a productive formation under ALRP conditions (on the example of the Cenomanian gas deposits) // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 895-905. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.99
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2021-09-01
  • Date accepted
    2022-10-07
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Parameter determination of the method of directional unloading of the reservoir based on physical modelling on a true triaxial loading setup

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The article presents a theoretical and experimental substantiation of the method of directional unloading of the reservoir in fields with low-permeability reservoirs. The relevance of the article is due to the reduction of hydrocarbon resources in modern conditions and the need to create new efficient environmentally friendly technologies to develop hydrocarbon deposits with hard-to-recover reserves, primarily with low-permeability reservoirs. The results of a theoretical study of the stress-strain state in the vicinity of a well, both cased and open, are presented. They are necessary to develop programs for laboratory testing of core specimens from the studied fields. A technique for physical modelling of deformation processes in the bottomhole zone with a decrease in pressure at the well bottom in a true triaxial loading unit is described in order to determine the parameters of the process impact on the formation reservoir, leading to an increase in well productivity. The method was applied to the conditions of the low-permeability reservoir at the Verkhneviluchanskoye oil and gas condensate field in the southwest of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Expe-rimental studies were carried out on a unique scientific unit for true triaxial loading, created at the IPMech RAS, the Triaxial Independent Loading Test System. The directional unloading method was adapted for the studied field, the process parameters of successful application of the method were determined: the bottomhole design, the drawdown values necessary to increase the permeability of the bottomhole formation zone.

How to cite: Karev V.I., Kovalenko Y.F., Khimulia V.V., Shevtsov N.I. Parameter determination of the method of directional unloading of the reservoir based on physical modelling on a true triaxial loading setup // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 906-914. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.95
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2022-03-25
  • Date accepted
    2022-09-06
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Autoclave modeling of corrosion processes occurring in a gas pipeline during transportation of an unprepared multiphase medium containing CO2

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The problem of selecting a method for ensuring the reliability of the unprepared fluid transport facilities of an unprepared fluid in the presence of carbon dioxide is considered. Carbon dioxide corrosion is one of the dangerous types of damage to field and main pipelines. It has been shown that dynamic autoclave tests should be carried out during staged laboratory tests in order to determine the intensity of carbon dioxide corrosion and to select the optimal method of protection. A hypothesis about the imperfection of the existing generally accepted approaches to dynamic corrosion testing has been put forward and confirmed. A test procedure based on the use of an autoclave with an overhead stirrer, developed using elements of mathematical modeling, is proposed. The flows created in the autoclave provide corrosive wear of the sample surface similar to the internal surfaces elements wear of the pipelines piping of gas condensate wells. The autoclave makes it possible to simulate the effect of the organic phase on the flow rate and the nature of corrosion damage to the metal surface, as well as the effect of the stirrer rotation speed and, accordingly, the shear stress of the cross section on the corrosion rate in the presence/absence of a corrosion inhibitor. The given results of staged tests make it possible to judge the high efficiency of the developed test procedure.

How to cite: Shaposhnikov N.О., Golubev I.A., Khorobrov S.V., Kolotiy A.I., Ioffe A.V., Revyakin V.А. Autoclave modeling of corrosion processes occurring in a gas pipeline during transportation of an unprepared multiphase medium containing CO2 // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 915-923. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.92
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2021-05-13
  • Date accepted
    2022-11-28
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Reproduction of reservoir pressure by machine learning methods and study of its influence on the cracks formation process in hydraulic fracturing

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Hydraulic fracturing is an effective way to stimulate oil production, which is currently widely used in various conditions, including complex carbonate reservoirs. In the conditions of the considered field, hydraulic fracturing leads to a significant differentiation of technological efficiency indicators, which makes it expedient to study in detail the crack formation patterns. For all affected wells, the assessment of the resulting fractures spatial orientation was performed using the developed indirect technique, the reliability of which was confirmed by geophysical methods. In the course of the analysis, it was found that in all cases the fracture is oriented in the direction of the development system element area, which is characterized by the maximum reservoir pressure. At the same time, reservoir pressure values for all wells were determined at one point in time (at the beginning of hydraulic fracturing) using machine learning methods. The reliability of the used machine learning methods is confirmed by high convergence with the actual (historical) reservoir pressures obtained during hydrodynamic studies of wells. The obtained conclusion about the influence of the formation pressure on the patterns of fracturing should be taken into account when planning hydraulic fracturing in the considered conditions.

How to cite: Filippov Е.V., Zakharov L.A., Martyushev D.A., Ponomareva I.N. Reproduction of reservoir pressure by machine learning methods and study of its influence on the cracks formation process in hydraulic fracturing // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 924-932. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.103
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2022-09-30
  • Date accepted
    2022-11-28
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Intelligent monitoring of the condition of hydrocarbon pipeline transport facilities using neural network technologies

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The national strategic goal of the Russian Federation is to ensure the safety of critical technologies and sectors, which are important for the development of the country's oil and gas industry. The article deals with development of national technology for intelligent monitoring of the condition of industrial facilities for transport and storage of oil and gas. The concept of modern monitoring and safety control system is developed focusing on a comprehensive engineering control using integrated automated control systems to ensure the intelligent methodological support for import-substituting technologies. A set of approved algorithms for monitoring and control of the processes and condition of engineering systems is proposed using modular control robotic complexes. Original intelligent models were developed for safety monitoring and classification of technogenic events and conditions. As an example, algorithms for monitoring the intelligent safety criterion for the facilities and processes of pipeline transport of hydrocarbons are presented. The research considers the requirements of federal laws and the needs of the industry.

How to cite: Zemenkova M.Y., Chizhevskaya E.L., Zemenkov Y.D. Intelligent monitoring of the condition of hydrocarbon pipeline transport facilities using neural network technologies // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 933-944. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.105
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2022-06-09
  • Date accepted
    2022-11-17
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Drilling of deep and ultra-deep wells for prospecting and exploration of new raw mineral fields

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Scientific and technological progress over the last century has led to an enormous increase in the consumption of minerals, including energy resources. Most of the exploited oil and gas fields are already considerably depleted, so it is necessary to search for new hydrocarbon resources, particularly at great depths. Deep drilling plays a special role in solving this problem. The article considers the world and Russian experience of ultra-deep wells drilling. The methods and technologies used in the construction of wells, as well as complications and accidents occurring during their drilling were analyzed. The analysis revealed that the existing limitations for drilling parameters of deep and ultra-deep wells are caused by the technical characteristics of surface and bottomhole drilling equipment, which do not meet the extreme drilling conditions. The directions for development of deep and ultra-deep well drilling machinery and technologies are suggested. The notion of extreme rock and geological drilling conditions is introduced, which describes drilling in conditions of hydrostatic pressure of flushing fluid column and high bottomhole temperature both at stable and unstable wellbore conditions, coming close to the upper limit of operating technical characteristics of bottomhole assembly, the drill string and flushing fluid.

How to cite: Dvoynikov M.V., Sidorkin D.I., Yurtaev S.L., Grokhotov E.I., Ulyanov D.S. Drilling of deep and ultra-deep wells for prospecting and exploration of new raw mineral fields // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 945-955. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.55
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2022-03-24
  • Date accepted
    2022-07-21
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

A probabilistic study on hole cleaning optimization

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Hole cleaning is considered as one of the most important drilling fluid functions. An efficient hole cleaning ensures a reliable well drilling practice with minimum troublesome problems. In this study, two main steps of hole cleaning, i.e., cuttings removal from under the bit and cuttings transport to the surface are discussed based on the drilling data of a shale formation. The traditional models for optimization of each step are presented. As the models require variety of input data, which are usually subjected to some extent of errors and uncertainties, the output of the model is also an uncertain parameter. Using Monte Carlo simulation, a simple probabilistic study was conducted to quantify the certainty level of the obtained results. Based on the result of this study, it is shown that for the proposed well, a good hole cleaning is expected. However, a more reliable decision for further hole cleaning optimization should be made considering the results of uncertainty analysis.

How to cite: Tabatabaee Moradi S.S. A probabilistic study on hole cleaning optimization // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 956-963. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.67
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2022-05-12
  • Date accepted
    2022-09-15
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Problem solution analysis on finding the velocity distribution for laminar flow of a non-linear viscous flushing fluid in the annular space of a well

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Modern drilling fluids are non-linear viscous media with an initial shear stress. In classical scientific works on hydromechanical modeling of drilling fluids motion in pipes and annular channels the Shvedov – Bingham approximation and Ostwald – de Waale power-law model were used, which did not fully account for behavior of technological fluids in a wide range of shear rates. This article presents a numerical solution for a mathematical model of drilling fluid motion of the three-parameter Herschel – Bulkley rheological model in the annular space of the well. The Herschel – Bulkley model in the rheological equation takes into account the presence of initial shear stress and a tendency for viscosity to change with shear rate, which distinguishes it from the Ostwald – de Waale and Shvedov – Bingham models. The target function in solving the equation of motion is the velocity distribution in the radial direction of the upward flow of the flushing fluid. The analysis of obtained solution is based on the theory of velocity profile influence on quality of cuttings removal during wellbore cleaning. Due to peculiarities of mathematical statement of the task, which supposes necessity of differential equation of motion solution, Wolfram Mathematica computational software has been used as a calculation tool. The analysis of numerical solution allowed to draw conclusions about the possibility of its application in evaluation of velocity profile when drilling fluid moves in annular space of the well. The possibility for application of modified excess coefficient as a relative quantitative parameter for evaluation of velocity profile uniformity was substantiated.

How to cite: Nikitin V.I. Problem solution analysis on finding the velocity distribution for laminar flow of a non-linear viscous flushing fluid in the annular space of a well // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 964-975. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.93
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2022-03-01
  • Date accepted
    2022-05-25
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Study on the rheological properties of barite-free drilling mud with high density

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Improved drilling and reservoir penetration efficiency is directly related to the quality of the drilling mud used. The right choice of mud type and its components will preserve formation productivity, stability of the well walls and reduce the probability of other complications. Oil and gas operators use barite, less often siderite or hematite weighting agent as a weighting component in the composition of drilling muds for the conditions of increased pressure. But the use of these additives for the penetration of the productive formation leads to the reduction of filtration characteristics of the reservoir, as it is almost impossible to remove them from the pore channels. Therefore, barite-free drilling mud of increased density based on formic acid salts with the addition of carbonate weighting agent as an acid-soluble bridging agent is proposed. The results of experimental investigations on rheological parameters of barite-free solutions are given and the obtained data are analyzed. Based on the comparison of results it is recommended to use high-density drilling mud on the basis of formic acid salts (sodium and potassium formate) and with the addition of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide with molecular mass of 27 million.

How to cite: Leusheva E.L., Alikhanov N.T., Brovkina N.N. Study on the rheological properties of barite-free drilling mud with high density // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 976-985. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.38
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2022-05-26
  • Date accepted
    2022-11-17
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Renovation method of restoring well productivity using wavefields

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A stagewise theoretical substantiation of the renovation vibrowave method of influencing the near-wellbore zone of reservoir for restoring well productivity is presented. The area of treatment by the proposed method covers the reservoir with a heterogeneous permeability with fractures formed by fracking. In this method a decrease in concentration of colmatants occurs due to a change in direction of contaminants migration. Under the influence of pressure pulses, they move deep into the reservoir and disperse through the proppant pack. The results of mathematical modelling of the propagation of pressure wave and velocity wave and the calculations of particles entrainment in wave motion are presented.

How to cite: Shatalova N.V., Apasov T.K., Shatalov A.V., Grigoriev B.V. Renovation method of restoring well productivity using wavefields // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 986-997. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.108
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2021-11-10
  • Date accepted
    2022-05-25
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Predicting the permeability of the near-bottomhole zone during wave impact

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The research reveals that during selection of a method to increase oil recovery it is necessary to take into account rheological features of fluid movement through the formation, effect of capillary forces and heterogeneity of reservoir properties of the productive formation in thickness and along the bedding. Low-frequency wave impact, which is used to increase production in oil fields, is considered. At low-frequency impact new fractures appear and existing fractures in rocks increase in size. The greatest increase in porosity and permeability of rocks occurs at an impact frequency up to 10 Hz. Dynamics of oscillation amplitude during wave's movement in saturated porous medium is studied in the paper: essential attenuation of amplitude occurs at distance up to 1 m from borehole axis. With increase of frequency from 1 to 10 Hz the intensity of amplitude's attenuation decreases. The technology was tested on a well in Perm region (Russia). The actual permeability value was 50 % higher than the predicted value. According to the results of hydrodynamic investigations processing, it was noted that the greatest increase of permeability took place near the wellbore, while away from the wellbore axis permeability remained almost unchanged. In order to refine the mathematical model for prediction of wave impact on rock permeability it is necessary to take into account interconnection of pore space structure, change of adhesion layer, as well as to study transfer of particles during vibration.

How to cite: Chengzhi Q., Guzev M.А., Poplygin V.V., Kunitskikh A.A. Predicting the permeability of the near-bottomhole zone during wave impact // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 998-1007. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.59
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2022-08-20
  • Date accepted
    2022-11-17
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Comparison of the approaches to assessing the compressibility of the pore space

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Integral and differential approaches to determining the volumetric compression of rocks caused by changes in the stress state are considered. Changes in the volume of the pore space of rocks are analyzed with an increase in its all-round compression. Estimation of changes in the compressibility coefficients of reservoirs due to the development of fields is an urgent problem, since the spread in the values of compressibility factors reduces the adequacy of estimates of changes in the physical properties and subsidence of the earth's surface of developed fields and underground gas storages. This parameter is key in assessing the geodynamic consequences of the long-term development of hydrocarbon deposits and the operation of underground gas storage facilities. Approaches to the assessment differ in the use of cumulative (integral) or local (differential) changes in porosity with a change in effective pressure. It is shown that the coefficient of volumetric compressibility of pores calculated by the integral approach significantly exceeds its value calculated by the differential approach, which is due to the accumulative nature of pore compression with an increase in effective pressure. It is shown that the differential approach more accurately determines the value of the pore compressibility coefficient, since it takes into account in more detail the features of the change in effective pressure.

How to cite: Zhukov V.S., Kuzmin Y.O. Comparison of the approaches to assessing the compressibility of the pore space // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 1008-1017. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.97
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2022-09-15
  • Date accepted
    2022-11-17
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Comprehensive assessment of hydraulic fracturing technology efficiency for well construction during hydrocarbon production

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The oil and gas industry has been an integral and fundamental sector of the Russian economy for the past few years. The main problems of this industry have traditionally been the deteriorating structure of oil reserves; depreciation of main assets; slowdown and decline in oil production. Recently these have been complicated by a number of new negative trends related to underinvestment, limited financial resources, deteriorating access to new equipment and technologies. The task of the research is to make a comprehensive assessment of hydraulic fracturing technology during well construction and to increase the recovery and intensification of hydrocarbons production. In this research, modeling techniques were used to assess the productivity of each fracture. Geophysical methods (seismic survey) were used to determine the geomechanical properties of the formation. Comprehensive assessment of hydraulic fracturing technology during well construction was carried out, which allowed to increase vertical permeability and unite disparate parts of the reservoir in practice, and to determine the development efficiency of the hydrocarbon field.

How to cite: Bosikov I.I., Klyuev R.V., Мayer А.V. Comprehensive assessment of hydraulic fracturing technology efficiency for well construction during hydrocarbon production // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 1018-1025. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.98
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2022-05-31
  • Date accepted
    2022-11-17
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Estimation of the influence of fracture parameters uncertainty on the dynamics of technological development indicators of the Tournaisian-Famennian oil reservoir in Sukharev oil field

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Issues related to the influence of reservoir properties uncertainty on oil field development modelling are considered. To increase the reliability of geological-hydrodynamic mathematical model in the course of multivariate matching, the influence of reservoir properties uncertainty on the design technological parameters of development was estimated, and their mutual influence was determined. The optimal conditions for the development of the deposit were determined, and multivariate forecasts were made. The described approach of history matching and calculation of the forecast of technological development indicators allows to obtain a more reliable and a less subjective history match as well as to increase the reliability of long-term and short-term forecasts.

How to cite: Kochnev A.A., Kozyrev N.D., Krivoshchekov S.N. Estimation of the influence of fracture parameters uncertainty on the dynamics of technological development indicators of the Tournaisian-Famennian oil reservoir in Sukharev oil field // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 1026-1037. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.102
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2022-04-02
  • Date accepted
    2022-11-28
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Improving the energy-efficiency of small-scale methanol production through the use of microturboexpander units

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The issue of improving the energy-efficiency of container-based gas chemical plants for methanol production in field conditions is considered. The relevance of the direction is determined by the necessity for development of remote Arctic hydrocarbon fields. The object of research is energy-efficient conversion of waste gases energy and surplus thermal energy in small-scale system of methanol production using technology of synthesis gas generation by non-catalytic partial oxidation of natural gas. Approaches to the design and analysis of structural solutions for microturboexpander units are considered. A technique combining traditional approaches to the calculation of equipment and modeling by the finite element method in ANSYS is proposed. The developed methodology facilitates calculation of design parameters for microturboexpanders and allows taking into account peculiarities of working medium, thermobaric conditions and gas flow characteristics.

How to cite: Kuzmin A.М., Buslaev G.V., Morenov V.A., Tseneva S.N., Gavrilov N.A. Improving the energy-efficiency of small-scale methanol production through the use of microturboexpander units // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 1038-1049. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.104
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2021-07-05
  • Date accepted
    2022-11-17
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Determination of suitable distance between methane drainage stations in Tabas mechanized coal mine (Iran) based on theoretical calculations and field investigation

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A large amount of gas is emitted during underground mining processes, so mining productivity decreases and safety risks increase. Efficient methane drainage from the coal seam and surrounding rocks in underground mines not only improves safety but also leads to higher productivity. Methane drainage must be performed when the ventilation air cannot dilute the methane emissions in the mine to a level below the allowed limits. The cross-measure borehole method is one of the methane drainage methods that involves drilling boreholes from the tailgate roadway to an un-stressed zone in the roof or floor stratum of a mined seam. This is the main method used in Tabas coal mine N 1. One of the effective parameters in this method is the distance between methane drainage stations, which has a direct effect on the length of boreholes required for drainage. This study was based on the measurement of ventilation air methane by methane sensors and anemometers placed at the longwall panel as well as measuring the amount of methane drainage. Moreover, in this study, the obtained and analyzed data were used to determine the suitable distance between methane drainage stations based on the cross-measure borehole method. In a field test, three borehole arrangements with different station distances in Panel E4 of Tabas coal mine N 1 were investigated. Then, the amounts of gas drained from these arrangements were compared with each other. The highest methane drainage efficiency was achieved for distances in the range of 9-12 m between methane drainage stations.

How to cite: Hosseini A., Najafi M., Morshedy A.H. Determination of suitable distance between methane drainage stations in Tabas mechanized coal mine (Iran) based on theoretical calculations and field investigation // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 1050-1060. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.106
Modern Trends in Hydrocarbon Resources Development
  • Date submitted
    2022-11-06
  • Date accepted
    2022-11-29
  • Date published
    2022-12-29

Technological sovereignty of the Russian Federation fuel and energy complex

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The review to achieve technological sovereignty of the Russian fuel and energy complex (FEC) in the ongoing geopolitical situation is presented in the article. The main scope has been to identify the key technology development priorities, restrictions and internal resources to overcome these utilizing the developed by the author the innovative methodology that consists of novel approaches to calculate level of local content, digitalization, business continuity andinteractions with military-industrial complex. Some organizational changes have been proposed to intensify the development of hi-tech products for the FEC and related industries, including establishment of the state committee for science and technology and the project office of lead engineers for the critical missing technologies. Two successful examples to utilize the described in the paper methodology is presented: the first domestic hydraulic fracturing fleet and polycrystalline diamond compact cutter bit inserts.

How to cite: Zhdaneev O.V. Technological sovereignty of the Russian Federation fuel and energy complex // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 258. p. 1061-1078. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.107