New collaboration between the Russian companies Lukoil and Gazprom Neft
Russian oil&gas companies Lukoil and Gazprom Neft have reached an agreement to team up in the implementation of oil recovery enhancement projects. According to Lukoil, the agreement provides for joint work on improving chemical methods of enhanced oil recovery. It will allow best practices exchange and collaboration in lab research, as well as for researches of surface-active agents and production stimulation chemicals. The companies plan to collaborate on the development of national production of chemical agents and equipment for manufacturing surfactant-polymer and polymer solutions for oil recovery enhancement. They also aim to test and introduce new chemical compounds when developing mature reserves in their fields. Lukoil and Gazprom Neft will also evaluate prospects for the creation of competence centres that would apply innovative equipment to select surfactant and polymer formulae.