Neftyanaya Provintsiya
electronic peer-reviewed scholarly publication
Neftyanaya provintsiya No. 2(34), 2023

Potentiality of producing Sulfur-Free Gas from productivity Horizons of the Cretaceous Deposits of Uzbekistan 

S.S. Khabibullaev, Sh.A. Umarov, A.U. Mirzaev., I.N. Khakimzyanov


This article is devoted to scientific research in the field of production at horizons above the productive, which are considered to be complex and costly and do not always allow to obtain the desired result. At time of setting tasks and determining the prospects of research, industrial enterprises do not show proper attention and interest in the scientific developments of research institutes, due to the usual views and skills of work, as well as reluctance to work on new innovative methods and technologies. This includes the oil and gas sector. Proposals for geological modeling of proposed productive horizons often do not find support from production structures. In this connection, in the period of rapid growth and application of information and communication technologies and digitalization, it is expedient, contrary to the outdated views, to move to forecast planning and conduct scientific research on geological modeling of these processes, using modern software and space monitoring capabilities. This will allow solving multivariate tasks with minimum labor and financial expenses. Creation of the so-called "digital twin" or "digital clones" for analytical works, and also development of the most optimal variant of the decision of a task not always and immediately gives the desired result. There is also a need for scientific recommendations for the development of digital technologies. In this case one of the main arguments is "diversification of production", where "profit" should be the basis of exploration production, affecting the development and replenishment of the mineral resource base of the country. The main factors for such development should be the knowledge, professionalism and skills of scientists of research centers, geologists-producers, as well as their competence in strategic planning, accumulated experience and skills on modern equipment, software in order to implement fundamental, applied and innovative projects. All of the above reflects the relevance of the chosen topic of the study. With this in mind, the authors of this article set goals and objectives, carried out scientific research, obtained results in order to determine the prospects for the development of productive Cretaceous deposits. The studied sediments as an object of study are now at a level above those horizons, which are exploited on a commercial scale. The existence of sulfur-free or low-sulfide gas reserves in the subsurface create new opportunities for diversification of production and exploitation with appropriate infrastructure at the planning sites and determine the prospects for further geological exploration work.  

Key words:

diversification, without sulphur dioxide, sulphide impurity, area, structure, section, well, horizon, hydrocarbon, deposits, Cretaceous deposits, Bukharo-Khiva oil and gas region, reservoir, migration 


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S.S. Khabibullaev, Head Expert, The Ministry of Mining and Geology ofthe Republic of Uzbekistan.
11, Taras Shevchenko st., Tashkent, 100063, Uzbekistan

Sh.A. Umarov, candidate of technical sciences, Head of Department, Navoi Branch of the Academy of Sciences
170, Galaba st., Navoi, 210100, Uzbekistan

A.U. Mirzaev, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Professor, Chairman of the Navoi Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan
170, Galaba st., Navoi, 210100, Uzbekistan

I.N. Khakimzyanov, Doctor of Engineering Sciences Sciences, Professor, Head of the Laboratory of the Oil Field Development Department TatNIPIneft Institute – PJSC TATNEFT; Professor at the Department of Oil and Gas Field Exploration and Development Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, Branch of the University in the City of Oktyabrsky
40, Musa Jalil st., Bugulma, 423236, Russian Federation

For citation:

S.S. Khabibullaev, Sh.A. Umarov, A.U. Mirzaev., I.N. Khakimzyanov Potentsial polucheniya bessernistogo gaza iz produktivnykh gorizontov melovykh otlozheniy Uzbekistana [Potentiality of producing Sulfur-Free Gas from productivity Horizons of the Cretaceous Deposits of Uzbekistan]. Neftyanaya Provintsiya, No. 2(34), 2023. pp. 21-46. DOI EDN EBMKSG (in Russian)

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