KSI Field Fast Track to FID

A. Al-Hashemi, A. (Petroleum Development Oman) | Jabri, Gharbi (Petroleum Development Oman) | Khudhuri, S. (Petroleum Development Oman) | Marjibi, I. Tobi (Petroleum Development Oman) | Hamed, Tope (Petroleum Development Oman)



This paper discusses KSI project which is the first in-house study on QA Cluster, aimed to accelerate delivery. This abstract spotlights the surface & subsurface integrated work results on fast track from DG1 to FID within 1.5 years by utilizing data from analogue fields & replication of surface concept & facility design.

For the subsurface, an extensive analogue study was conducted. Then simple 1D analytical model used to generate well by well forecast. A small box model constructed to test different water flood development sensitivity & define the optimum spacing, type of pattern & water injection depth where the outcome compared with 3D simulation model & they match.

For the surface, a small Well Test Unit (WTU) is leased to maximize the oil production from KSI field & provide an early view of reservoir waterflood uncertainty. The full field surface facility concept is a replication from H analogue field. This replication leads to accelerate the on stream date by 24 months.

KSI is a green field which is one of the Lower Shuaiba pancake reservoir where it transferred from exploration with a high UTC project & very long schedule.

It was identified that the key critical success factors are accelerating initial oil production & reducing Capex by using analogue field data, optimized phased-development, replication for facility design, & optimized well design & well spacing.

Comparing the KSI field with analogue fields, resulted on chosen a line-derive waterflood as development concept which was validated by running a box model.

The good match achieved between 1D analytical model used at DG2 & 3D simulation model used at DG3 indicated that the analytical model is sufficient as promise for Field

Development Plan (FDP). However the numerical model will be needed for easily future waterflood management.

Changing the well completion design from single horizontal to dual lateral is resulted in reducing the CAPEX (Drillex) by 54%. The replication of surface facility resulted on achieving two years ahead of initial schedule.

The in-house study & replication of surface facility led to reduce the total project CAPEX 7%, increase NPV by 77%, reduce the project UTC by 21% & accelerated the schedule by 2 years as below figure 1