Although engineered water drives are the principal form of secondary recovery practiced in E&P, waterflood projects face numerous challenges, including facility constraints, pattern balancing, early breakthrough, water cycling, and low sweep efficiency. This workflow addresses these challenges for reservoir and production engineers by applying data analysis on multiple levels. Surveillance of fields, blocks, patterns, and wells is conducted to identify underperformance for taking corrective action. The future performance of a waterflood project is predicted using an analytical method.
This new workflow employs rapid and efficient waterflood management techniques to evaluate and screen the current state of a system and predict future performance. The results form the foundation for further analysis via numerical simulation. Users are able to
- Accurately pinpoint concerns using a multiple-level view of the waterflood field
- Gain increased understanding by combining various analytical techniques
- Overcome waterflood management challenges such as pattern balancing and early breakthrough
- Arrest and improve declining waterflood efficiency, especially in mature fields
- Facilitate integration with the Petrel E&P software platform to create streamline-based allocation
- Readily share knowledge using prepackaged templates