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Integrated-Asset-Modeling Approach for Reservoir Management on North Slope

An integrated-asset-model (IAM) approach has been implemented for the Alpine field and eight associated satellite fields on the western Alaskan North Slope (WNS) to maximize asset value and recovery. The IAM approach enables the investigation of reservoir- and facilities-management options under existing and future operating constraints. The technology used for managing the fields consists of full-field compositional reservoir-simulation models for each reservoir integrated with a pipeline-surface-network model and a process facility model.

Developing an IAM

Reservoir-Management Needs. As with the construction of any reservoir or surface model, the first step in developing an IAM is to define with as much clarity as possible the objectives in undertaking such an endeavor.

A detailed list of all possible objectives for creating an IAM covering all possible development and operational situations that might occur would be quite extensive. As is often the case, however, simply identifying the “big rocks” will allow the finer details of those leveraging aspects to be identified and planned for in the development of the IAM.

This article, written by Special Publications Editor Adam Wilson, contains highlights of paper SPE 158497, “Integrated Asset Modeling for Reservoir Management of a Miscible WAG Development on Alaska’s Western North Slope,” by R.D. Roadifer, SPE, ConocoPhillips Alaska; R. Sauvé, Schlumberger; R. Torrens, SPE, Schlumberger Middle East; H.W. Mead, SPE, N.P. Pysz, SPE, and D.O. Uldrich, SPE, ConocoPhillips Alaska; and T. Eiben, ConocoPhillips Canada, prepared for the 2012 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 8–10 October. The paper has not been peer reviewed.
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Integrated-Asset-Modeling Approach for Reservoir Management on North Slope

01 December 2013

Volume: 65 | Issue: 12

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