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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Development of an Integrated System to Optimize Block 276 Production Performance
by Trabelsi, Racha, Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2016, 197; 10246387
Abstract (Summary)

Integrating Techlog, Petrel, Eclipse, and COMSOL is a game changer and led to a better understanding of a very complex undercompacted and overpressurized sand in Block 276. Different reservoir simulation sensitivity runs on P1-sand indicated that putting a new well in block (2,34) under pure depletion will yield the highest incremental oil recovery of about 38%. The sensitivity runs included dumpfloods, waterfloods, and artificial lift. COMSOL has also shown that formation overlying the salt dome is hotter than other portions of the reservoir and that planning a new well on the western flank of the accumulation was the right decision. COMSOL has also shown that overpressurization is driven by undercompaction but that heat conduction from the dome and underlying diapirs affected pore pressure by 3 to 15%.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Seibi, Abdennour
Commitee: Chirdon, William, Feng, Yin, Hayatdavoudi, asadollah, Mokhtari, Mehdi
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: Systems Engineering
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: DAI-B 78/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Petroleum engineering, Systems science
Keywords: Comsol, Eclipse, Salt dome, Thermal component
Publication Number: 10246387
ISBN: 978-0-355-11318-1
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