Khalimov E.M.


Graduated from I.M. Gubkin's Moscow Oil Institute, specialization 'geology and exploration of oil and gas fields'.
PhD in geology and mineralogy. Professor.
Worked as Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Petroleum Industry of the USSR (1977-1981).
Deputy Director of VNIGRI.
Area of scientific interest: oil geology, development of oil, gas and condensate fields.
Author of more than 430 publications, 22 monographs, 20 inventions.
Geological simulation and issues of petroleum fields development
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Khalimov E.M.
Article # 41_2012 submitted on 07/21/2012 displayed on website on 08/09/2012
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pdf Detailed geological models and three-dimensional simulation
The domestic experience in the designing of oil fields development is summarized on the basis of experience of the Central Commission for the development of mineral resources Rosnedra. An algorithm for the construction of detailed geological models and filtration numerical model is described. The disadvantages of the software and methodology for designing are presented. The conclusions and suggestions for improving the design techniques are provided.

Key words: geological models, three-dimensional simulation, reservoir simulation, reservoir, oil fields.
article citation Khalimov E.M. Detal'nye geologicheskie modeli i trekhmernoe modelirovanie [Detailed geological models and three-dimensional simulation]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2012, vol. 7, no. 3, available at:
   Arfonovsky J.S., Cull G.W.L., Cox T.F., Gaffney P.D. Use and abuse of reservoir simulation (3 parts). Oil and Gas Journal, 1984, Nov. 5 and 19, Dec. 3.
   Aziz K., Settari A. Petroleum Reservoir Simulation. Applied Science Publishers Ltd, London, 1979.
   Aziz Kh., Settari E. Matematicheskoe modelirovanie plastovykh system [Mathematical simulation of reservoir systems]. Moscow: Nedra, 1982, 408 p.
   Coats K.H. Use and Misuse of Reservoir Simulation Models. SPE Reprint Series, 1973, no. 11: Numerical Simulation, pp. 183-190.
   Dzyuba V.I. Gidrodinamicheskoe modelirovanie razrabotki neftyanykh mestorozhdeniy. Problemy i perspektivy [Hydrodynamic simulation of oil field development. Problems and prospects]. Vestnik TsKR Rosnedra. Moscow, 1/2007, pp. 35-39.
   Khalimov E.M. Proekt razrabotki: plan deystviy ili prognoz? [Project of development: an action plan or forecast?]. Neftyanoe khozyaystvo, 2008, no. 4, pp. 44-49.
   Khalimov E.M. Razrabotka neftyanykh mestorozhdeniy v usloviyakh rynka [The development of oil fields in the marketplace]. Saint Petersburg: Nedra, 2005, 298 p.
   Kosentino L. Sistemnye podkhody k izucheniyu plastov [Systemic approaches to the study of strata]. Moscow, Izhevsk: Institut komp'yuternykh issledovaniy, NITs 'Regulyarnaya i khaoticheskaya dinamika', 2007, 400 p.
   Yanin A. O dopustimykh otkloneniyakh fakticheskoy dobychi nefti ot proektnoy [On the admissible difference between the actual oil production and the project production]. Burenie i neft', 2005, no. 11, pp. 30-33.
Economy, information technology, resource management
Section editor – PhD in economics Krasnov O.S.
Article # 28_2012 submitted on 05/05/2012 displayed on website on 05/21/2012
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pdf  The fifth anniversary of scientific electronic journal «Petroleum Geology. Theoretical and Applied Studies»
The purpose of launching and goals of scientific electronic journal «Petroleum Geology. Theoretical and Applied Studies» are presented. A review of selected publications in journal’s sections is provided. The ways of electronic journal development are outlined.
Key words: scientific electronic journal, online edition, information management, petroleum geology.
article citation Khalimov E.M., Averyanova O.Yu. K pyatiletiyu vypuska pervogo nomera elektronnogo zhurnala «Neftegazovaya geologiya. Teoriya i praktika» [The fifth anniversary of scientific electronic journal «Petroleum Geology. Theoretical and Applied Studies»]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2012, vol. 7, no. 2, available at:

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New methods and technologies
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Prischepa O.M.
Article # 18_2008 displayed on website on 04/14/2008
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pdf  Innovation progress in technology of developing the oil fields
More than 3,000 technologies of production, methods and ways of bed stimulation for intensifying oil production and enhancing an oil recovery factor are renowned. A demand for the new technologies of oil recovery enhancement increased in the conditions of resource base deficit. Cardinal changes in this field are related to the radical new information technologies, new approaches to studying the detail structure of oil-gas objects on the basis of some modern achievements in science and technique. In the new conditions of subsurface use and in preserving the State ownership of useful minerals, the compulsion of subsurface users to applying the methods enhancing oil recovery through the project documents controlling by the state structures is an effective key factor of management by resource rational development. The further development of innovations in the field of developing the oil fields is related to increasing the scientific-technical level of justification of economically effective applying the methods of enhanced oil recovery, attracting the modern, more perfect calculation techniques, less expensive and more effective technologies in planning and projecting. Only in performing this condition it is possible to count on the harmonization of interests of subsurface users and the state for rational subsurface use
Key words: technology of enhancing oil recovery, oil fields, oil production
article citation Khalimov E.M. Innovation progress in technology of developing the oil fields // Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika. – 2008. - V.3. - #2.-
Hard-extracted reserves, unconventional hydrocarbon sources
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Yakutseni V.P.
Article # 001 displayed on website on 02/01/2007
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pdf High oil recovery through traditional water injection is possible meeting the requirements of the project development procedure
The dynamics and technological parameters of large oil fields development in their final stage of recovery have been considered (Tuymazinskoe, Romashkinskoye fields and others). Current recovery indices are provided. The high oil recovery indices obtained are the result of the following:

favorable geological and physical characteristics of development objects;
application of development systems and optimum well spacing density depending on geological structure;
maintenance of geo-technological optimal pace of development, conditions of well operation and project set of production wells;
continuous improvement of the project system in terms of the dynamics of resources recovery and detalization of the geological structure.
Key words: oil recovery, oil recovery indices, final stage of field development, production efficiency enhancement, formation, water injection.
article citation Khalimov E.M. High oil recovery through traditional water injection is possible meeting the requirements of the project development procedure // Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika. - 2007. - V.2. -