Maximizing the Production Potential of Multi-Stacked Heterogeneous Compartmentalized Oil Reservoirs by Cost Effective Intelligent Reservoir Management and Monitoring - A Case Study

Ahmed, Sheraz (Weatherford Oil Tools) | Shahrukh, Muhammad (NED university of Eng and Tech) | Hakim, Bilal Abdul (University of Southern California)


Intelligent Reservoir Management and Monitoring has played a key role in the pursuit of improving the hydrocarbon recovery and reducing the development expenditure in the challenging multi-stacked compartmentalized fields which have proved to be perplexing in a number of ways which include preventing or delaying water breakthrough, extenuating wellbore instability, sand production etc. Reservoir-management and monitoring options have been greatly improved in recent decade by smart completions comprising of downhole monitoring and control equipments like permanent down-hole gauges to have "eyes" into the reservoir and to monitor performance for each zone; dynamic active flow control valves, which aid in equalization of the reservoir inflow into the wellbore; and the SCADA system which enables the real time monitoring and control of the downhole and surface equipment remotely from the control room.