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In this paper, after a review of the fundamentals of wettability alteration, a discussion of nanomaterials used for wettability alteration is provided. For the planning of an enhanced-oil-recovery (EOR) project in a major mature oil field in east Malaysia, an extensive routine-core-analysis (RCA) and special-core-analysis (SCAL) program has been performed on unconsolidated clastic reservoir rocks.
Coring is essential to offshore exploration programs—but sometimes cores are taken from the wrong formation or return to surface in poor condition. One firm thinks it can solve these costly issues with a first-of-a-kind coring device that uses logging instruments that add accuracy and integrity. Pulled directly from the reservoir rock, core samples provide critical data used to determine how exploration should proceed. Until recently, core analysis remained old school, however, there is an ongoing transition to bring the process of core description into the digital age.
This paper introduces a new core-analysis work flow for determining resistivity index (RI), formation factor (FF), and other petrophysical properties directly from an as-received (AR) set of core samples. The variable data quality of core analysis, the sensitivity of results to different test methods, poor reporting standards, and the reluctance of some vendors to share experience and expertise have contributed to basic mistakes and poor data quality. The evaluation of complex carbonate reservoirs is a challenging task, and a detailed understanding of reservoir heterogeneity is still lacking.
Automated image-processing algorithms can improve the quality and speed in classifying the morphology of heterogeneous carbonate rock. Several commercial products have produced petrophysical properties from 2D images and, to a lesser extent, from 3D images. Duri Field in Indonesia is the largest active steamflood project in the world. The field produces 73,000 BOPD, and 10,000 optimization jobs are executed annually to support base production. Fluid saturation isn't what it used to be when it comes to unconventional reservoirs.
Gas to Wire (GTW) is a concept which will aid the UK to meet their growing energy demand as, GTW will allow marginal and somewhat depleted gas fields to convert natural gas to electricity onsite, with the electricity exported via subsea power cables - the concept is not yet fully commercialised offshore. This paper initially discusses what is GTW and then investigates two separate cases: the first focuses on evaluating the viability of GTW for the Kumatage gas field which is 78 km close to shore (located in the Southern North Sea) (
A discussion is also included in GTW's potential to work in conjunction with renewable technologies, such as tying back to Hornsea Project Four which is an offshore windfarm currently under the preapplication stage by Ørsted (hornseaprojects, 2019). It will be approximately 65 km from the Yorkshire coast and will be close to the Theddlethorpe and Bacton gas terminals (National Grid, 2019). By doing so, the electricity produced from Kumatage would need to be exported via a power cable to the windfarm. This study also discusses GTWs compatibility with existing renewable technologies to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. By combining the findings of this paper, a further review of the potential of GTWs ability to unlock more marginal and stranded assets and contributing to the security of future UK energy supply. What can also be explored further from this paper is multiphase flow in the reservoir to then be able to model GTW to other offshore gas fields in the SNS.
VonGonten, W. D. (W.D. VonGonten and Co.) | Woods, Terry (W.D. VonGonten and Co.) | Yang, Yi-Kun (W.D. VonGonten and Co.) | Picha, Tim (W.D. VonGonten and Co.) | Lindsay, Garrett (W.D. VonGonten and Co.) | Ali, Safdar (W.D. VonGonten and Co.)
Production history matching data is an important step in any study that seeks to optimize unconventional completions and well development criteria. Understanding the reservoir mechanisms during production allows for better optimization of the hydraulic fracture system. Generating a model that fits historical data can be easy but honoring the true petrophysics and fluid dynamics of the reservoir is often challenging. Some of the major challenges during reservoir simulation are uncertainties in water saturation, permeability, phase behavior, and effective fracture surface area during production. This paper discusses how fit-for-purpose core measurements help reduce the uncertainty in these parameters, ultimately requiring a multiple porosity reservoir simulation model to account for these improved measurements and understandings.
Industry accepted core analysis techniques under-estimate reservoir water saturation due to loss of water from evaporation and core handling techniques (preservation, crushing, time). Proper evaluation of the void space will be shown and how this is better calibrated to field data. A review of how steady-state liquid permeability testing provides better estimates for reservoir permeability and deliverability in shale reservoirs will be discussed. Coupling these measurements with imbibition effects from hydraulic fracturing fluids and lab studies showing oil-wet and water-wet pore systems acting independently of each other, a slightly "outside of the box" reservoir simulation model was needed to mimic these physics.
The proposed reservoir simulation methodology consists of multiple porosities and was developed to incorporate near-wellbore hydraulic fracture effects that are observed during lab testing. Combining this methodology with other lab measurements and a fully three-dimensional (3D) hydraulic fracture model, the number of "knobs" that need to be turned to get a good history match are reduced.
Two examples will be presented in this paper showing how the proposed model better honors the physics of lab measurements and provides the user more flexibility during reservoir simulation, especially when buildup data is available. Reducing the uncertainty in these parameters has provided a workflow that helps minimize the multiple non-unique realizations during the history match process and provides a more reliable model for the engineer while reducing the amount of time needed to obtain a match.
The SPE Formation Evaluation Award recognizes outstanding achievements in or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of formation evaluation, encompassing core analysis, well logging, and petrophysics. Must be a living member of SPE or a group, the lead of which is an SPE member. If they have received the John Franklin Carll Award, Lester C. Uren Award, DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal, or Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal If they are on the current SPE Board of Directors, Formation Evaluation award committee or those who have served in these positions during the past 2 years. Complete all required information on nomination form; incomplete nominations will not be accepted. Collaborate with colleagues to send letters supporting this nomination.