TOPICS OF INTEREST
Mature Wells and Field Revitalization
I would like to steer readers’ attention to new technology, advanced modeling, and the interesting topic of fracture hits.
Tapping Difficult Oil in a Giant Carbonate Field in Qatar
After 70 years of production, more than 30% of the Arab C reservoir stock-tank original oil in place has been recovered through various mechanisms including natural depletion, waterflooding, gas lift implementation, and horizontal-well development.
New Technology in a Mature East Malaysian Field
This paper describes the first job in southeast Asia in developing horizontal-well placement in a turbidite environment.
Use of Modern Reservoir Characterization in Mature Fields To Unravel Hidden Reserves
This paper discusses the successful, fully integrated, 3D Earth modeling (EM) and dynamic reservoir simulation of the Hollin Formation in the Lago Agrio Field within an operator’s first producer field in Ecuador.
India Road Tests Its E&P Growth Plan
An auction of small discoveries that were passed over by India’s national oil companies is a test of the country’s efforts to boost oil and gas development by encouraging participation from inside and outside this energy-hungry country.
Breaking From the Norm To Reach Marginal Offshore Fields
A number of companies are pushing for alternative approaches to offshore development that seek to access marginal reservoirs. Their differing and unique ideas call for a departure from the usual playbook, but share a common goal of slashing capital costs.
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.
Refracturing: A Second Chance To Get It Right Through Diagnostics
The surge in unconventional completions has created a substantial accumulation of previously hydraulically fractured wells that are candidates for hydraulic refracturing.
Mature Fields and Well Revitalization
The surge in unconventional completions over the last decade has created ample candidates for hydraulic refracturing, which has been demonstrated to be a viable alternative to the more expensive endeavor of drilling and completing new wells.
An Integrated Methodology To Locate Oil Opportunities in Mature Reservoirs
A matured field is currently producing with greater than 85% water cut (WC) and has significant levels of uncertainty with respect to oil/water contact (OWC), flank structure, depth of spill points, production allocation, and residual oil saturation.
Conditioning Mature Vertical Wells To Stimulate and Test Shale Productivity
One of the most promising targets for resource-rock stimulation in South America is the Vaca Muerta (VM) shale in western Argentina.
17 May 2017