The paper presents a study of field development optimization of the large tight oil field in West Siberia. The field is at an early development stage and is characterized by low permeability (less than 1 mD). It is developed by horizontal wells with multistage hydraulic fracturing.

Analysis of available information about the field revealed the potential to improve field development efficiency. Field development analysis and optimization were carried out based on the experience of development of similar Canadian reservoirs. Two large fields were selected as analogues: Bakken ViewField and Pembina Cardium. The data on these fields is publicly available. These fields are developed during a long period of time enabling operating companies to learn from experience and use new knowledge and data to optimize completions systems and development strategies as a whole. Therefore it is possible to not only analyze the current field development stage, but also trace the evolution of approaches and assess, what benefits can be obtained from making various changes to the applied technologies and field development strategy. The positive experience of development of the Canadian fields formed the basis for the field development optimization options.

A set of suggested project decisions will enable improvement in field development efficiency and, in case of confirming by pilot projects, can be recommended for full-field implementation in the considered field and in the analogue fields.

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