Economy, information technology, resource management
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Article # 34_2008 submitted on 09/19/2008 displayed on website on 09/22/2008
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pdf  Еconomic estimation of oil and gas reserves and resources as the basis for their commercial classification
The peculiarities of the new «Classification of reserves and forecast resources of oil and combustible gases» which establishes the unified for the Russian Federation principles of differentiation of hydrocarbon fields with respect to their geological study, development degree and commercial importance are considered. Its major peculiarity is orientation to economic criteria. In this new classification, as in other international classifications, reserves profitable for development are considered as commercial reserves. The profitability of developing oil and gas reserves can be determined only on the basis of their economic estimation. The results of an economic estimation allow have an idea of the size of commercial hydrocarbon reserves of the oil-gas-producing companies at the beginning of carrying out such estimation. The new classification is approximated by its criteria to the existing international classifications
Key words: Classification of reserves and forecast resources of oil and combustible gases, economic criteria of estimation of commercial reserves, commercial and non-commercial reserves, profitability.
article citation Nazarov V.I., Iskritskaya N.I. Еconomic estimation of oil and gas reserves and resources as the basis for their commercial classification // Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika. – 2008. - V.3. - #3.- http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/3/34_2008.pdf