Abstract

Integrated production data management system (PDMS) solution is presented that incorporates three remote locations of the company's different departments (Field Operation, Engineering and Economics) into a single working environment. Automated workflows implemented on the basis of PDMS aimed to improve speed and efficiency of engineering analysis and economic planning.

PetroKazakhstan Kumkol Resources JSC operates a wellstock consisting of more than fifteen hundred wells. Operational data is loaded into a system on a daily basis at a central office on the field site. At this stage data is quality checked and used for production monitoring.

All information is automatically synchronized to the office in Kyzylorda city, where production back allocation is performed. Every month regulatory reports are generated from the system. Decline curve analysis forecasts at well level are frequently applied for daily routine economical assessment of well intervention and surface construction operations. Moreover, saved forecasts are also automatically available for budgeting purposes in Almaty office.

As a result of integrated PDMS solution, PKKR JSC engineers and economists get easy and automated access to raw operational data as well as results of allocated production and forecasting by the decline curve analysis (DCA). Automated workflows for back allocation, regulatory report generation and forecast result data sharing made different departments closer and decision making more efficient. Overall, data travel distance of about 1500 km.

Shared workspace with standard analytical templates (plots, reports, maps, forecasts) allowed engineers to promote best practices across organization, align reservoir surveillance and monitoring approach in a common standardized way. PDMS allows engineers, previously overloaded with manual data handling and reporting, to have more time to solve reservoir and production engineering problems. Meanwhile, the economists gain direct and automated access for DCA forecasts, performed by reservoir engineers, not only at field, but also at well level. This helps prioritize each well's economic potential and rank accordingly, which is critical in budget planning.

The novelty of integrated PDMS solution is that it brings a new level of integration of different departments into synergy. Teamwork spread beyond engineering, operations and geology, adding economists into the team to address today's operational challenges.

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