A New Technology Based on Two-Phase Flow Models for Rapid Selection of Wells for Cyclic Waterflooding (Russian)
- S. P. Rodionov (CONCORD, Tyumen Branch of the Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Tyumen State University) | O. N. Pichugin (CONCORD) | V. P. Kosyakov (CONCORD, Tyumen Branch of the Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Tyumen State University) | Y. V. Shirshov (CONCORD, Tyumen Branch of the Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Tyumen State University) | A. A. Pyatkov (CONCORD, Tyumen Branch of the Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Tyumen State University)
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- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference, 16-18 October, Moscow, Russia
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- Conference Paper
- 2017. Society of Petroleum Engineers
- 5.4.1 Waterflooding, 5.4 Improved and Enhanced Recovery, 5.4 Improved and Enhanced Recovery, 5 Reservoir Desciption & Dynamics, 5.5 Reservoir Simulation
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The method of cyclic waterflooding is one of the most cost-effective methods of enhanced oil recovery.
Simulation of cyclic waterflooding will take much more time than conventional waterflooding. This is due to the time step limitation which should be much less than the half-period of fluctuations and the characteristictime of pressures equalization in neighboring interlayers.
This paper proposes the flow equations averaged over the cycle period in the case of a periodic law of variation in production rates or bottomhole pressures in wells that are free from the specified time step limitation and allow to simulate cyclic waterflooding in a time comparable to the time of simulating a conventional waterflooding.
The simulations based on the averaged and conventional (used in flow simulators) equations of a two-phase flow are compared using a synthetic example and actual field areas in Western Siberia and Kazakhstan.
A complete solution to the cyclic waterflooding problem involves the selection of the promising areas, well locations, as well as the period and duration of stimulation. As a rule, this requires running multiple simulations. Therefore, in order to reduce the number of simulation runs, in this paper we propose an efficient technology for 3D modeling of cyclic waterflooding in oil fields. This technology allows to select, in real time, the promising areas and to assess the effect on incremental oil recovery of such factors as locations of wells, the frequency of cycles, etc. Also, it allows to predict incremental oil production in a time much shorter than using a conventional simulator, without accuracy losses. The successful results of technology application in some fields of Western Siberia and Kazakhstan are given below.
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