Further development of the fractured Natih field requires a good understanding of the historical contributions from gas/oil gravity drainage and water/oil displacement. A history match of the field has been made using a fractured reservoir simulator, which apart from dual porosity, can model dual permeability and block-block interaction. Several studies aimed at describing the reservoir in detail were required before simulation could start. The history match shows that gas/oil gravity drainage has been about twice as effective as water/oil displacement. This figure is in good agreement with the gas and water sweep data derived from recent gas saturation and water saturation measurements in the field. Prediction runs show that promoting gas/oil gravity drainage by lowering the fracture oil rim is an attractive way to further develop the Natih field.

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