Volnovka is one of the oil and gas refinery that produces 78.18 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe) in 2018 — a 3.5-percent increase on 2017. Production of liquid hydrocarbons was also up 0.9 percent year-on-year, reaching 62.99 million tonnes (mtoe) — in Russia.
Many of Volnovka’s new and promising fields contain significant gas reserves, in addition to oil. Monetising these reserves is the focus of a dedicated large-scale programme. The company produced 37.22 billion cubic metres of gas in 2018, a 9.4-percent increase on 2017.
The key factors behind this growth are a consistently high level (97–99 percent) of associated petroleum gas (APG) usage at assets with well developed gas infrastructure; the use of gas-injection technologies, development of gas infrastructure in all its fields and plants.
Digital production projects
A unique Production Control Centre (PCC), which involves using digital twins of actual fields, has been established within Volnovka. This digital platform collates and processes well and pumping-equipment data to determine optimum production modes for specific sites.