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Integrating Well, Reservoir, and Facility Management Improves Field’s Production

A carbonate field developed by Petroleum Development Oman is one of the largest fields in the Sultanate of Oman and has been running for more than 4 decades. An integrated wells, reservoir, and facility management approach has been implemented to create more focus and discipline with the aim of achieving an efficiently monitored and controlled asset and highly synchronized multiteam actions.

Introduction

The field is located in the north of the Sultanate of Oman, and it is one of Oman’s largest fields. The reservoir layers dip uniformly at 15° to the northeast (Fig. 1). The field is a highly complex carbonate reservoir of the Natih formation and is subdivided into seven units, Natih A through Natih G, and the Shuabia reservoir. It has been running since 1967 and continues to contribute significantly.

This article, written by Special Publications Editor Adam Wilson, contains highlights of paper IPTC 16523, “Oman’s Large-Carbonate-Field Production Improvement Through Integrated Well, Reservoir, and Facility Management,” by S.M. Al-Khadhuri, M.M. Al-Harthi, and A. Alkalbani, Petroleum Development Oman, prepared for the 2013 International Petroleum Technology Conference, Beijing, 26–28 March. The paper has not been peer reviewed. Copyright 2013 International Petroleum Technology Conference. Reproduced by permission.
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Integrating Well, Reservoir, and Facility Management Improves Field’s Production

01 December 2013

Volume: 65 | Issue: 12

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