| 05.09.2014GOMEL, 4 September (BelTA) – The commercial extraction of oil from tight reservoirs at horizontal well No. 310g of the Rechitsa deposit has begun for the first time in the history of the Belarusian oil industry, the press service of the Belarusian industrial group Belorusneft told BelTA. The oil well uses the previously detected Petrikov-Yelets field of the Rechitsa deposit. For a long time this field was believed to be unrecoverable since the appropriate technology was not available.
| 05.09.2014GOMEL, 4 September (BelTA) – In 2014 the Belarusian industrial group Belorusneft intends to perform at least $20 million worth of oil industry services, namely operations to increase the output of hydrocarbon wells abroad. The figure will be 2.5 times larger than the one registered in 2013, BelTA learned from Belorusneft's Deputy Director General Alexander Prizentsov. In his words, the export growth will be secured by increasing the number of orders that Belorusneft fulfills in Western Siberia and the Far North and by expanding the geography of the Russian Federation regions where the Belarusian company performs hydraulic fracturing and salt-acid fracturing operations.
| 02.09.2014GOMEL, 1 September (BelTA) ? The industrial group Belorusneft has signed an agreement on the geologic exploration and development of an oil block in Ecuador, the company?s press service told BelTA. The agreement stipulates technical and economic conditions for the exploration and development of block No. 28. The agreement was signed in late August by representatives of the alliance that comprises Belorusneft, Petroamazonas (Ecuador), and ENAP (Chile) on one side and the Secretariat for Hydrocarbons of the Nonrenewable Natural Resources Ministry on the other side.
| 16.07.2014GOMEL 15 July (BelTA) – A thermal gas impact technology will be assimilated as part of the Belarusian-Russian innovative project Visha-Termogaz to increase the effectiveness of the extraction of residual difficult oil by 37 percentage points, BelTA learned from Vladimir Goshkis, Chief Engineer of the Belarusian industrial group Belorusneft, on 15 July. Vladimir Goshkis took part in the ceremony to commission an air compressor station in the area of the Vishanskoye oil deposit in Oktyabrsky District, Gomel Oblast.
| 15.07.2014MINSK, 15 July (BelTA) – OAO Gomselmash will be transformed into a holding company incorporating five other enterprises, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian government. The decision was formalized by Resolution No.670 signed by the Council of Ministers on 11 July 2014. The new holding company will consist of OAO Gomselmash and five other enterprises, including Gomel Foundry and Standards Works, Gomel Factory of Special Instruments and Technological Equipment, Combined Harvesters Research Center, Svetlogorsk Mechanical Engineering Plant and SP-Stroi.