Drilling in the permafrost

Vladimir V. Shanaenko

Currently, the bulk of new oil and gas fields being developed in the northern latitudes in permafrost. Development of mineral deposits in these conditions leads to a significant increase in capital costs associated with the need to prevent the thawing permafrostrocks. This problem can be solved by applying a thermal insulating in the direction of drilling the well casing manufactured by JSC "Sibpromkomplekt" (Tyumen).