The development system of the main hydrocarbon deposit of the Shtormove field was designed taking into account the change in reservoir rock properties in horizontal and vertical sections of the gas-saturated interval. Based on the results of core analyses and interpretation of logging data from exploration and appraisal wells, maximum porosity values were assigned to the top part of the deposit, with lower porosity values assigned closer to the gas-water contact area. The analyzed thin sections demonstrated vertical and subvertical fractures, as well as multiple pores and dissolution vugs. Most of the fractures occur in the top part of the gas-condensate deposit. Natural fractures in the rocks of the productive interval were confirmed by well testing using a steady flow analysis.

Taking into account the determined reservoir properties’ distribution pattern in the gas-condensate deposit II, the wells were drilled in the top part of the deposit from a fixed offshore platform during the pilot development period. During this period, the estimated recoverable gas reserves’ values matched the values obtained using the volumetric estimation method. In the following years, in order to increase the gas recovery rate, the infilling production wells were drilled in the top part of the deposit. Based on the analysis of the development, it was determined that the addition of new wells had little effect on the performance of existing ones. As a result, attributable to infill drilling in the top part of the deposit, the annual gas production increased. Given the similarity of the geological model and distribution of reservoir properties, the implemented development system of the Shtormove field should be recommended for new development targets.

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