Hard-extracted reserves, unconventional hydrocarbon sources
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Yakutseni V.P.
Article # 15_2008 displayed on website on 03/28/2008
11 p.
pdf  Economic indices of developing the fields of natural bitumens
At the present time commercial developing the fields of natural bitumens on the territory of the Russian Federation is of interest to the State as well as to private investors. Though since the year 2007 the State is granting tax privileges on developing the fields of natural bitumens, private investors are not ready to their scale development. In accordance with the new Classification of reserves and resources of oil and combustible gases which will be put into operation since January 1, 2009, the resource base of hydrocarbons is formed of commercial fields. The Russian resource base of natural bitumens has yet to be studied from the new market positions. The calculation of criterion economic indices for ranking the fields of natural bitumens on value of their reserves, for putting up licensing tracts for auctions, for choosing the most prepared for development tracts calls for taking into consideration a set of peculiarities. A united technique of determining the economic efficiency of developing the fields of natural bitumens is necessary for solving these problems. The modern analysis of resource base of natural bitumens can be performed on the basis of this technique.
Key words: natural bitumens, new classification of oil and gas reserves, criteria of economic efficiency of developing hydrocarbon fields.
article citation Iskritskaya N.I. Economic indices of developing the fields of natural bitumens // Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika. – 2008. - V.3. - #1.- http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/9/15_2008.pdf