TOPICS OF INTEREST
Cost-Effective Production Metering and Allocation in a Mature Offshore Oil Field
This paper describes how the use of production-modeling tools, coupled with field pressure/temperature-data-acquisition systems and programming software, served as a means to improve production allocation and surveillance on a real-time basis in the Greater Angostura Field.
Production Response in the Denver-Julesburg Basin
The authors used a high-quality digital-log data set to characterize reservoir quality accurately in the Niobrara and Codell Formations in the Denver-Julesberg (DJ) Basin.
Real-Time Production Surveillance and Optimization in a Mature Subsea Asset
A real-time production-surveillance and -optimization system has been developed to integrate available surveillance data with the objective of driving routine production optimization.
Novel Solutions for Transient Sandface Temperature in Dry-Gas-Producing Wells
The application of high-precision downhole temperature sensors has resulted in pressure-transient analysis (PTA) being complemented or replaced by temperature-transient analysis (TTA).
SAGD and Fiber-Optic Distributed Acoustic and Temperature Sensing
Distributed temperature sensing (DTS) is the most common fiber-optic measurement used for steam-assisted-gravity-drainage reservoir monitoring.
New Intelligent Completion System Enables Compartment-Level Control in Multilateral Wells
Although early inflow control devices and intelligent completions (ICs) were introduced almost 20 years ago, completion technology has not kept pace with advancements in drilling technology.
Intelligent Fields Technology
Over the last couple of decades, we have seen a steady stream of “intelligent” innovations go from ideas to infancy to catalog solutions.
Machine Learning Applied to Multiwell-Test Analysis and Flow-Rate Reconstruction
Permanent downhole gauges (PDGs) can provide a continuous record of flow rate and pressure, which provides extensive information about the reservoir. In this work, a machine-learning framework based on PDG data was extended to two applications: multiwell testing and flow-rate reconstruction.
Flow-Control Optimization Maximizes Accuracy of Multiphase-Flow Rate Allocation
This paper describes an “active” monitoring technique that uses a direct search method to optimize the sequence of interval-control-valve (ICV) positions during a routine multirate test in an I-well.
Intelligent-Completion Installations in the Santos Basin Presalt Cluster
This paper presents information regarding the installation of intelligent-well completions (IWCs) in the Lula and Sapinhoá fields of the Santos basin presalt cluster (SBPSC).
Is Industry Ready for Brownfields’ Prime Time?
The case for focusing on boosting recovery from older fields in a depressed drilling climate is compelling. At a breakfast session during IHS CERAWeek on squeezing more oil from brownfields in a low oil price environment, panelists discussed today’s improved field recovery capabilities.
Despite the recent market conditions during the last year, our industry continued to demonstrate further advances in the monitoring and surveillance field and to attest to the added value provided.
Achieving Well-Performance Optimization Through Work-Flow Automation
The Samarang oil field, offshore Sabah, Malaysia, is undergoing a redevelopment project with integrated operations. Several work flows were designed and deployed in order to achieve an early milestone of providing real-time well-performance monitoring, surveillance, and optimization.
Distributed Acoustic Sensing for Downhole Production and Injection Profiling
In the past decade, fiber-optic -based sensing has opened up opportunities for in-well reservoir surveillance in the oil and gas industry. In this paper, the authors present a recent example of single-phase-flow profiling with distributed acoustic sensing.
Deployment of a Remote Acoustic Monitoring System for Pipeline-Asset Integrity
Since 2007, an operator in Nigeria has registered a significant increase of oil-spill events caused by sabotage and oil-theft activities. The technology presented here allows detecting and locating leaks taking place at a distance from the sensor of up to 35 km.
Data Management and Communication
Many business and digital corporations claim that between 100 billion and 200 billion devices could be connected by 2020.
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