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2/25/19 10:02 AM

Ukrgasdobycha and Belorusneft will sign a new contract.

Belarusian oil industry workers occupy a new niche in the Ukrainian market: in March, Belorusneft will begin cementing wells for Ukrgasdobycha. The parties will sign a year-long contract in the near future.

Cementing oil and gas wells is one of the most important stages of their construction. The set of works is aimed at ensuring the maximum lifetime of the facilities. During the construction of wells, each drilled geological interval is overlapped by a string of casing. This is done to keep the walls of the well during drilling, and during its operation subsequently. Each pipe string is cemented. Belorusneft experts will conduct such works for Ukrgasdobycha for the first time.

Viktor Khasenevich, Head of the External Service Office for the Construction and Repair of Wells for the Department of Well Technologies and Services for the Central Office of Belorusneft:

“We have been working with Ukrgasdobycha for several years. The reputation of Belorusneft is such that the Ukrainian partners, having assessed our approaches and attitude to work, offered us to participate in this type of activity. We will provide such oil services in Ukraine for the first time. Now we are at the stage of signing the contract. It is a six-months contract. In the future, our subsidiary company Service Oil will participate in tenders announced by Ukrainian mining companies, and will continue to develop this oilfield service niche on the Ukrainian market on a competitive basis”.

In order to perform work on cementing wells, employees of the Well Cementing Department will be involved. Only 9 units of equipment and 25 specialists. The first unit to go to Ukraine is a cement unit with the НС-1000 cementing track produced by Fidmash CJSC, as well as a set of auxiliary equipment. It is planned that this will happen in March, after the signing of the contract.