This article gives analysis of impact of thermal gas method on light oil fields in West Siberia. This problem is relevant for oil fields with high viscosity. These hydrocarbons are characterized by bituminous composition and located mainly in tight rock formations. It should be noted that the world resources of such oils significantly exceed the reserves of low viscosity oils. The article gives information on the geographical location and geological structure of the fields.
According to research data, this method is very attractive in terms of accessibility and economic efficiency.
The essence of this method consists of the air injection via special compressor units placed in the well. This method allows to extract oil in reservoirs with a complex geological structure. There are positive and negative qualities of this method. Perspective use of nanotechnology displays in using the thermogas method (nanocoatings and nanotechnological measures of increasing oil recovery).
The article is represents generalization previously obtained results in development of thermal gas method and suggests the applying this method in the fields of Udmurtia.