This course discusses the topic of reservoir surveillance and management of mature floods using streamlines and streamline-derived metrics. Streamlines define dynamic well patterns, which represent a step-change compared to the static, nearest neighbour patterns of the past. The course will show how to estimate well-allocation factors and derive injector-producer pair efficiencies, which in turn allow for re-alignment of a flood. Material balance on dynamic well-pair volumes permits to estimate the Remaining Oil In Place (ROIP) for infill decisions. This course is about a data-driven, quantitative approach to reservoir management using streamlines.
Course Level: Basic Instructor: Marco Thiele
Designed for you, if you are...
A reservoir engineer in charge of managing large mature water, chemical, and/or miscible floods
You should have a basic background in numerical methods and reservoir flow modelling.
How we build your confidence
Hands-on computer exercises with real field data
Review basic streamline flow modelling technology
Provide a clear and unambiguous quantification of patterns and pattern efficiencies
Use pattern metrics to improve field performance by computing 'next month target rates'
Clear explanation and demonstration of how to promote efficient use of injected fluids and reduce fluid cycling