Geology, geography and global energy

Scientific and Technical Journal

Prospects for the development of Vietnam oil and gas industry

2014. №2, pp. 9-15

Glebova Lyubov V. - C.Sc. in Geology and Mineralogy Associate Professor, Astrakhan State Technical University, 16 Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation,

Nguyen Quoc Hai - Undergraduate, Astrakhan State Technical University, 16 Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation,

Vietnamese oil and gas industry is still young with limited human resources so the capacity can not meet the demand. Vietnam mainly export crude oil, import refined oil for domestic demand. Several oil refineries have come into operation such as Dung Quat, Nghi Son but these plants can supply only about 35 % of domestic demand. Annual output of oil and gas exploitation is low, an average of about 24 million tons. The first 5 months of 2012, PVN only exploited 10.86 million tons of oil and gas. Meanwhile, the mining reserves in Vietnam are ranking no.4 about oil and No.7 about gas in Asia Pacific region (according to BP, 2010), and ranking no. 25 and 30 in the world. This also shows the potential future development of the sector is still large. The likelihood of new discoveries in the region is high, primarily because at this stage 75 % of the country remains unexplored shelf. Major advances have been made in the 90s the last century and the beginning of the current decade. In recent years, work in progress, but significant discoveries not committed. Although inflows of gas produced in many wells.

Key words: supply, oil, gas, Vietnam, field, extraction, разведанные запасы, нефть, газ, Вьетнам, месторождение, объем добычи