Currently, the vast majority of the oil fields of the Republic of Belarus are at the final stage of development. In this connection, in order to expand the resource base, Belarusian oil companies are assigned with the task of searching, exploring and developing hard-to-recover reserves. In recent years, a number of geological works have been carried out to search and study the sedimentary cover rocks of the Belarusian part of the Pripyat Trough, the results of these works were the discovery of promising deposits of the Petrikov Horizon of the Upper Devonian.

These deposits are represented by dense fractured carbonate rocks with ultra-low permeability (less than 0.01 mD) and low effective porosity (up to 10%). The most promising technology for the development of such reservoirs is the drilling of horizontal wells and the subsequent implementation of Multistage hydraulic fracturing.

This article presents the experience of developing ultra-low-permeability reservoirs in the Republic of Belarus in the period 2014-2021, briefly describes the main technologies used, the evolution of technological solutions for effective involvement in the active development of hard-to-recover reserves.

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