This paper discusses a comprehensive study to address the uncertainties and troublesome major field development. The west Malaysia field has 7 platforms, and 110 wells. Production started in 1979. The highly complex, elongated anticline structure, possess over 330+ interpreted normal, reverse and wrench faults. It is deposited in Lower Coastal Plain within transgressive system tract.
Despite the strong and consistent reservoirs production, recovery Factor (RF) remained at 19% indicating potential remaining value.
The new look requirement were imposed as a result of disappointing drilling results mainly due to Key uncertainties in hydrocarbon redistribution, sand continuity and its quality, oil production across adjacent fault blocks.
Multicomponent seismic was acquired, to establish an updated reservoirs framework and assist in mapping hydrocarbon, water as well as lithology identification (sand/shale/coal).
Several wells were suspended based on the indicative study result. 85 new opportunities were identified, and tiered based on technical confidence and risk appetite. A roadmap consists of detailed development strategies spanning over 5 years and beyond associated with ~100MMstb reserves value that will bring the RF to 31% were proposed.
Main study outcomes resulted of reducing sand distribution uncertainty, reservoir extension was clarified and confirmed with the new seismic interpretation result. By passed oil were mapped.
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