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Naftogaz revises upwards flow rate of one of wells launched in March

KYIV. April 3 (Interfax-Ukraine) – One of the two wells of JSC Ukrgazvydobuvannia (UGV) launched in March of this year has a daily flow rate of over 460,000 cubic meters, which makes it the most powerful of those put into operation over the past 2.5 years.

“Success became possible thanks to modern approaches to the processing of geological information, in particular 3D seismic data, which made it possible to identify a previously unexplored deposit and determine the optimal point for drilling,” UGV said in a press release on Monday.

In mid-March, the company announced that it had drilled a new appraisal and production well with a flow rate of 340,000 cubic meters per day. Later, on March 23, the head of NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy, Oleksiy Chernyshov, announced the launch of another well in March, which, like the first one, produces 300,000-400,000 cubic meters of gas per day.

“This is a joint achievement of our geologists and drillers, who performed their work at the highest level. In the extremely difficult conditions of martial law, we are doing everything so that Ukraine can refuse to import gas already in the next heating season,” the message contains the words of Ukrgazvydobuvannia head Oleh Tolmachev.

Earlier, the head of Naftogaz noted that the company aims to increase its own natural gas production by 1 billion cubic meters in 2023, to 13.5 billion cubic meters, which corresponds to a daily production of 37 million cubic meters.