West Siberia's Achimov Formation - one for the future

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The Achimov Formation is one of West Siberia's most challenging producing horizons, characterised by thin, sandstone reservoirs which vary widely in thickness and quality. It has already produced over one billion barrels of oil and 1.4 tcf of gas, and has the potential for far higher volumes in the future. Nearly 200 fields in the Yamal-Nenets, Khanty-Mansiisk and Tyumen regions contain Achimov reservoir sequences, but few of these have produced significant volumes of oil or gas to,

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Table of contents

  • Executive Summary
  • ‘Hard to recover’ reserves
  • Achimgaz – a success story
  • Other active players
  • A compelling opportunity?
  • Appendix

Tables and charts

This report includes 6 images and tables including:


  • Achimov cumulative production to 1 January 2010
  • Urengoiskoye Achimov economics
  • West Siberia's Achimov Formation - one for the future: Table 3


  • Fields with proven or potential reservoirs in the Achimov formation
  • The Achimov formation
  • Achimov production from Urengoiskoye field

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