Contribution of Tidal Analysis to Reservoir Monitoring: A Field Case Study in a Fractured Reservoir Offshore Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Mohamed Mehdi El Faidouzi (ADNOC Offshore)
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- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering
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- July 2020
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- Journal Paper
- 2020.Society of Petroleum Engineers
- pressure transient analysis, fractured reservoir, signal processing, tidal effect
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Offshore reservoirs are subjected to pressure loading from the ocean tide. The resulting pressure fluctuation, notably its amplitude and phase, provides valuable information regarding the formation compressibility and heterogeneity. The purpose of the present study is twofold: First, to propose a method for calculating tidal efficiency from harmonic analysis of regional tide stations and detrended bottomhole pressure (BHP), and second, to compare the compressibility from tidal analysis with that obtained from rock-mechanics measurements and material balance. This case study is on a fractured oil field for which matrix laboratory measurements alone cannot capture the large-scale formation compressibility that is driven by the fracture distribution.
This paper will show how, in the absence of seabed-pressure measurements, a synthetic diurnal tide can be simulated by interpolating the harmonic constituents of neighboring tide stations. The validity of this method was confirmed on two offshore fields. A new procedure that combines a Savitzky and Golay (1964) (SG) filter and cubic splines gave satisfactory results to filter out the tidal signal residual from the reservoir-transient response for both buildup and interference tests. In addition, this paper found that wells in fractured areas of the field have higher rock compressibility and exhibit a higher tidal efficiency. The same effect is observed in flank wells with higher water saturation. Conversely, the tidal efficiency is dramatically reduced in wells experiencing gas breakthrough.
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