In a complex offshore gas network covering both green and mature fields' production to LNG plants, end-to-end integration is essential in building a portfolio that can maintain output. Often in the course of identifying conceptual development opportunities by individual field, this aspect isoverlooked in the broader context of regional optimization. To provide assurance of production sustainability to meet commercial agreement, it is imperative to formulate a development plan that integrates subsurface and surface elements to accurately quantify the remaining reserves and thus the value of the asset. As such, this paper will focus on the methodology of formulating this optimized development plan to incorporate subsurface and surface network modeling and demonstrate the importance of this system for excellent asset management and future development.

A series of reservoir evaluations has been performed on a simple one-dimensional model and three-dimensional model depicting the gas reservoir performance. The analysis is further enhanced by using subsurface and surface production network modeling. The key advantages of this workflow compared to the conventional field development plan (FDP) approach is that the field capacity is derived based on pressure interface and existing production constraints to capture any backpressure effects for anyinfill drilling or upgrading projects.

In this field example, the integrated network model has resulted in a simpler yet more reliable technical proposal where synergistic opportunities and the associated potential production challenges can be identified.Higher level goals on production attainment and cost avoidance can be achieved through circumventing the potential production hiccups for new development. A detailed analysis workflow using real time data will be discussed as part of technical assurance.The key benefits include full field optimization and opportunities identification,and generation ofa representative business case in a timely manner to meet the demands of managing a dynamic gas system.

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