Application of Laboratory Data in Calculating the Primary Production History of the Cisco K-1 Reservoir
- William C. Hardy (Sun Oil Co.) | B.W. McArthur (Sun Oil Co.)
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- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- Journal of Petroleum Technology
- Publication Date
- February 1959
- Document Type
- Journal Paper
- 61 - 64
- 1959. Original copyright American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Inc. Copyright has expired.
- 5.4.2 Gas Injection Methods, 5.2.1 Phase Behavior and PVT Measurements, 1.6.9 Coring, Fishing, 2.4.3 Sand/Solids Control, 4.6 Natural Gas
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The purpose of this work is to show application of laboratory data in calculating solution gas-drive performance of the Cisco K-1 reservoir. Included herein is a diagram showing the graphical relationship between six variables common to all solution gas-drive mechanisms. With an iterative process one may assume existence of any of these six variables at a particular pressure and calculate the production performance likely to occur in a reservoir produced by solution gas drive.
Four unique pressure values are described at which the material balance equation alone is sufficient to predict the cumulative volumes of gas produced. Information derived from these pressure points establishes a criterion for determining compatibility of the pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) analysis of the produced crude with the gas production history.
Two averaging procedures are used to arrive at a relative permeability-saturation relationship which describes the field-wide performance.
The Cisco K-1 reservoir is a lenticular-type sand structure lying at approximately 6,300-ft subsurface. It is located in the H. and T. C. Railroad Co. Block 97, SW 1/4 S 392 and NW 1/4 S 385, Scurry County, Tex. Correlation of data from logs indicated that the Cisco K-1 reservoir occupied approximately 2,390 acre-ft of space with a closure of from 15 to 20 ft.
Analysis of the production data indicates that the initial formation pressure and temperature were 2,450 psig and 121F, respectively. The bubble point occurred at 1,715 psig after production of 12,256 STB oil and 11,520 Mcf gas. Only traces of water have been produced since initiation of production. Successive material balance calculations from June, 1952, to June, 1957, showed that no initial gas cap or water influx has contributed to production of oil and that the Cisco K-1 reservoir originally contained approximately 1.44 X 10(6) STB of oil.
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