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Application of integrated reservoir management and reservoir characterization to optimize infill drilling

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This project has used a multi-disciplinary approach employing geology, geophysics, and engineering to conduct advanced reservoir characterization and management activities to design and implement an optimized infill drilling program at the North Robertson (Clearfork) Unit in Gaines County, Texas. The activities during the first Budget Period consisted of developing an integrated reservoir description from geological, engineering, and geostatistical studies, and using this description for reservoir flow simulation. Specific reservoir management activities were identified and tested. The geologically targeted infill drilling program currently being implemented is a result of this work. A significant contribution of this project is to demonstrate the use of cost-effective reservoir characterization and management tools that will be helpful to both independent and major operators for the optimal development of heterogeneous, low permeability shallow-shelf carbonate (SSC) reservoirs. The techniques that are outlined for the formulation of an integrated reservoir description apply to all oil and gas reservoirs, but are specifically tailored for use in the heterogeneous, low permeability carbonate reservoirs of West Texas

Topics: 02 Petroleum, Oil Fields, Geology, Resource Management, Well Drilling, Reservoir Engineering, Injection Wells, Enhanced Recovery, Site Characterization, Numerical Data, Texas, Well Spacing
Publisher: Fina Oil and Chemical Co., Midland, TX (United States)
Year: 1997
DOI identifier: 10.2172/481503
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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