Modelling Well Performance Forecasting of Complex Volcanic Reservoir

He, Liu (Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina) | Yingan, Zhang (Jilin Oilfield Company, PetroChina) | Honglan, Zou (Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina) | Yang, Gao (Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina)



The formations of DaQing gas field are mainly volcanic reservoirs which have the characteristics of low permittivity and complex formation structures. Most of these wells need fracturing remodeling to meet the standards of industrial gas stream, and also, the gas productivity tests as well as the pressure recovery tests conducted on these wells are different from other regular gas reservoirs. Considering the nature of the volcanic reservoir, such as dissolution pores, karsts caves, natural fracture development, we built two mathematical models of dissolution pores development and natural fracture development under both of the Darcy flow conditions and Non-Darcy flow conditions separately to predict the production of triple porosity reservoir after gas reservoir well fractures. By using the Laplace transform and numerical inversion, the equation to calculate production of complex volcanic gas wells is obtained. Based on these researches, law of volcanic reservoir productivity is investigated. The theoretical data are compared with the practical data collected from the field operation. The comparison results reveal how the parameter of the fluid volume, proppant indexes, and conductivity of artificial fracturing induced fractures and length of fractures change affect the productivity. The research work reported in this paper provides theoretical support on the optimization method of fractured wells design of volcanic gas reservoir.