Reviving a Mature, Watered-Out Fractured Carbonate Reservoir: An Integrated Approach to Design a Miscible EOR Scheme for the Bigoray Field in Alberta
- Jose A. Rivero (Schlumberger) | Majid M. Faskhoodi (Schlumberger) | Herman Mukisa (Schlumberger) | Wade Zaluski (Schlumberger) | Hakima Ali Lahmar (Schlumberger) | Dragan Andjelkovic (Schlumberger) | Cindy Xu (Schlumberger) | Charles Ibelegbu (Schlumberger) | Hanatu Kadir (Schlumberger) | William M. Sawchuk (Pulse Oil) | Warren Pearson (Pulse Oil) | Raouf Ameuri (Schlumberger) | Omer Gurpinar (Schlumberger)
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- SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 30 September - 2 October, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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- 2019. Society of Petroleum Engineers
- Miscible Flood, Naturally Fractured Reservoirs, EOR, Integrated Study, Solvent Injection
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The Bigoray area of the Pembina field in western Alberta consists of approximately 50 naturally fractured Nisku carbonate reefs. Production from the Bigoray Nisku D and E pools started in 1978, and shortly after, water injection was initiated to maintain reservoir pressure as a secondary drive mechanism. By 2013, the pools had reached high water cuts, making them uneconomical to produce. In 2017, a decision was made to reactivate the pools and initiate a solvent injection enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project feasibility assessment.
A multidisciplinary team was assembled to review and reinterpret all the geoscience data with modern methodologies to characterize the reservoirs and create new static model descriptions to be used in a dynamic model. Data from well logs, seismic, core measurements, and image logs were integrated into a comprehensive and consistent model that could be used with certainty as a prediction tool.
A history-matching process was carried out by creating different realizations of the static model to honor well-to-well connectivity and water movement within the pools. The history-matching process was performed while ensuring that the model updates were global in nature and consistent with the geological understanding of the reservoirs.
The history-matched model was used to optimize the location of new producers and injectors based on remaining oil saturations and reservoir structure. Optimization of the EOR scheme involved testing a matrix of scenarios to investigate the effect of injection rates and solvent volumes as well as production pressures and voidage ratios. Additionally, in an effort to improve displacement efficiency, a large number of simulation runs were devoted to test and establish the most efficient locations for the well perforations in both the new injectors and producers.
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