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International Petroleum has commenced production and sales of oil from well number 52 at the Zapadno-Novomolodezhny field in West Siberia.
During August 2011, the company entered an agreement to acquire Vamaro Investments, which is the 100% legal and beneficial holder of Zapadno-Novomolodezhny. By Sept. 30, the company had sold 8,000 bbls of crude oil to local offtakers and had received 100% prepayments for all sales, a news release said. The company is currently using electric submersible pumps to test wells number 18 and 25 at the Zapadno-Novomolodezhny field, with a view to bringing them into production later in 2012.
In a report, as of July 31, DeGolyer and MacNaughton estimated the extent of the proved, probable and possible oil and natural gas reserves and estimated the value of the proved reserves, proved-plus-probable reserves, and proved-plus-probable-plus-possible reserves of the Zapadno-Novomolodezhny field to be about 2.3 MMbbl, 11.9 MMbbl, and 64 MMbbl, respectively; and the net present value at a discount rate of 10% of the 2P Reserves of the Zapadno-Novomolodezhny field to be about US $36 million, according to the news release.
During 2012, the company worked over some of the historical well stock, with a view to bringing them into production later in 2012. In the period from Aug. 27 to Sept. 30, the company produced 8,000 bbl of 100% oil from well number 52 at the Zapadno-Novomolodezhny field at an average flow rate of 244 b/d. By Sept. 30, the company had sold 8,000 bbl of crude oil to local offtakers and had received 100% prepayments for all sales.